Pope Francis

July 8, 2014

Pro-Life Leader Believes Tide Is Turning in Europe

Luca Volonte, the former chairman of the Popular Christian Democrats to the Council of Europe, said pro-life marches on the continent are slowly achieving their desired effect.

July 7, 2014

Pope Francis Lauds Example of Working Mothers Who Care for Their Families

The Holy Father addressed the students and faculty at the University Molise in southern Italy July 5.

July 7, 2014

Pope's Homily at Mass for Clerical Sex Abuse Victims

July 7, 2014

Benedict XVI and Francis Both Decline Castel Gandolfo

July 3, 2014

Council of Cardinals Zeroes in on Vatican Management and Finances

NEWS ANALYSIS: Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin was coinfirmed Wednesday as a full member of Pope Francis’ advisory board.

June 30, 2014

Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul Celebrates God’s Mercy, Pope Says

The transformative power of Christ is an example for all of us, the Holy Father told pilgrims Sunday.

June 27, 2014

Vatican Laicizes Archbishop Josef Wesolowski for Sex Abuse of Minors

The former papal diplomat had served in the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and Asia.

June 25, 2014

The Church Is a Family That Welcomes and Teaches Us, Pope Francis Says

The Holy Father continued his series of catechesis on the Church.

June 23, 2014

God’s Immeasurable Love Transforms Lives, Pope Francis Tells Pilgrims

The Holy Father said, 'Every time that we participate in holy Mass and we are nourished by the body of Christ, the presence of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit acts in us, shaping our hearts, communicating interior attitudes to us that translate into behaviors according to the Gospel.'

June 19, 2014

Archbishop Kurtz: Synod on the Family to Draw on ‘Richness’ of Global Church

Bishops from around the world will gather in Rome Oct. 5-19 to discuss 'pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.'

June 18, 2014

St. John Paul II and the Synods on the Family

Commentary

June 18, 2014

Europe Must Be Rejuvenated, Pope Tells St. Egidio Community Members

Holy Father says that society needs the young and the old in order to have hope.

June 17, 2014

Nancy Pelosi Echoes Calls for San Francisco Archbishop to Snub June 19 March for Marriage

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone rejects demands that he cancel his plans to address the march.

June 17, 2014

Archbishop Gänswein: Thread of Diplomacy Links Popes Francis and Benedict

Apostolic journeys connect the two pontiffs.

June 16, 2014

U.S. Bishops Ponder Challenges Posed by Family and Poverty Issues

At their annual spring meeting in New Orleans, the U.S. Church’s shepherds discussed how to fulfill Pope Francis’ vision for evangelization in the 21st century.

June 16, 2014

Pope’s World Mission Day Message: Humanity Needs Christ

The Holy Father said World Mission Day, Oct. 19, is an 'occasion to rekindle the desire and the moral obligation' to take part in the life of the Church.

June 13, 2014

Pope Francis: God Always Prepares Us for Our Mission

The Holy Father said to use the gift of discernment, just as the prophet Elijah did in discerning the will of God in a slight breeze.

June 13, 2014

Bishops to Include Pope Francis and Benedict Writings in Revised Voting Document

The update to ‘Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship’ was unanimously approved at the bishops’ annual meeting in New Orleans.

June 11, 2014

Arab Christian Witnesses Grace of Pope’s Prayer for Peace

Margaret Karram, an Arab Christian with Israeli citizenship, was the only woman in the Holy See delegation for the prayer held in the Vatican Gardens June 8.

June 9, 2014

Pope on Pentecost Preaching: The Holy Spirit Enlivens the Church

The Holy Spirit is the ‘interior Teacher,’ guiding us ‘along the right path, throughout the situations of life.’

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