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Pope Francis

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a ...

Calls it ‘contrary to the Gospel’

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope ...

Pope revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope ...

Pope: Pray rosary for peace, Focus is on Syria

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea will not be ...

Pope asks Catholics to pray rosary for peace daily in May

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea will not be ...

Pope Francis consoles boy who lost his father.

ROME — After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the ...

What Pope Francis says about holiness

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is a selection of quotations from “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope ...

Pope: Easter shows power of love, renews all

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Easter makes it clear that in the life of Jesus, but also in the lives of modern men and ...

Pope’s fifth anniversary, March 13

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A native-Spanish speaker who grew up with Italian-speaking relatives in Argentina, Pope ...

Promotes Lenten prayer, fasting, almsgiving

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Catholics should use the season of Lent to look for signs and symptoms of being under the spell ...

Pope condemns terror attacks

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis prayed for victims of the terrorist attack in New York, as well as ...

Pope’s communications day theme: Truth in age of ‘fake news’

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Given the strong divisions sparked and fueled by “fake news,” Pope ...

Share hope with those seeking better lives, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The same hope that moves people to seek a better life for themselves ...

Goal is to promote unity, not uniformity

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis talks about the need for a “healthy decentralization” in the Catholic Church, but ...

Don’t expect quick changes in liturgical texts

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The shouts of joy and cries of despair that greeted Pope Francis’ recent changes to ...

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the ...

God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil, pope says

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service God is right by the side of each person on earth, seeing each individual’s pain and wanting to bring ...

Pope, Myanmar leader meet, launch diplomatic relations

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Shortly after Pope Francis met privately with Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Holy ...

Pope visits Egypt, arrives today

By Carol Glatz, Catholic news Service Pope Francis will meet with the leader of one of the world’s leading Sunni Muslim institutions, the ...

Pope gives youths three missions before synod, World Youth Day

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service On the eve of Palm Sunday, Pope Francis gave young people several missions: to ask their grandparents what ...

Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope ...

Pope Francis challenges young people in April prayer video

Hannah Brockhaus, CNA/EWTN News Young people are the subject of Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for April, and in his prayer video ...

Pope Francis will visit a prison on Holy Thursday

CNA/EWTN News This Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will wash the feet of prison inmates and say Mass at their penitentiary. The Pope will visit ...

Pope horrified by ‘unacceptable massacre’ in Syria

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, ...

Pope suggests Lenten exercise of asking God why he weeps

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Lent is a time for Christians to reflect on the ways they have disappointed God and resolve to return to ...

Resentment, complaints are rooted in the sin of sloth, pope says

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service People should stop blaming and complaining so they can be filled with God’s joy and rise up to ...

Pay close attention to pope’s words and actions, papal nuncio says

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio to the United States, gets plenty of questions about ...

Evangelization, mercy mark Pope Francis’ first four years

By Beth Griffin, Catholic News Service Evangelization, mercy, encounter and accompaniment are the hallmarks of the first four years of Pope ...

Pope Francis: Treat each human person as a gift

CNA/EWTN News In his message for Lent 2017, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that they should heed the Scriptures and treat each human person ...

The path toward corruption is a slippery road, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service Christians who trust in themselves rather than God eventually become unsympathetic to those in ...

Shady business deals that threaten employment a ‘grave sin,’ pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service Employers who make business deals that threaten people’s livelihood commit a sin that robs ...

Lent is time to relive exodus from slavery to freedom, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service Like the people of Israel freed from the bondage of slavery, Christians are called to experience ...

Ecumenism is a common journey, not a lab experiment, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service The path toward Christian unity can’t be found isolated in a laboratory hashing out ...

Bravely tackle hardship knowing God will never let you down, pope says

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service When life gets difficult, trust in God and don’t worry unnecessarily about tomorrow, Pope Francis ...

Money, pride make people ignore God’s word, neglect others, pope says

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Without making room for God’s word in their heart, people will never be able to welcome and love all ...

At audience, pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Marking the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a former slave, Pope Francis urged Christians to help victims ...

Never underestimate the courage and wisdom of women, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service The humble counsel of courageous women should never be disregarded but rather embraced as advice ...

Pope offers prayers for Trump as he becomes 45th U.S. president

By Catholic News Service Pope Francis sent best wishes and prayers to incoming President Donald J. Trump shortly after he took the oath of ...

Pope: Jesus amazed because he was humble, helpful, not a hypocrite

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Jesus astonished people with the way he taught and interacted with others because he wasn’t aloof, ...

Success, well-being at any cost will deceive, disappoint, pope says

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Watch out for the tempting promises and easy rewards of false gods and idols because they always lead to ...

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