Pope Francis Newsfeed


Jun 26, 2019

Vaticanista Valentina Alazraki tells all about interview with Pope Francis  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Valentina Alazraki, the Vatican correspondent for Mexico's Noticieros Televisa, has interviewed Pope Francis twice, most recently last month. She spoke about ...


Jun 27, 2019

Pope Francis: `Status quo must be maintained` for Eastern Catholics and Orthodox  Lifesite

The pope gave his remarks while visiting Romania late last month.


Jun 26, 2019

Pope chides Romans to stop complaining, fix the city themselves  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

As Romans engage in their standard summer cycle of complaint about the city's woes, Pope Francis has launched his standard refrain: Don't wait around for ...


Jun 26, 2019

Pope Francis sends German bishops 30-page letter, comments on their `synodal path`  Lifesite

June 26, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- The radio station of the Archdiocese of Cologne, Domradio, is reporting today that the German bishops have just received -- per ...


Jun 25, 2019

Bishop sent retirement letter to Pope Francis, plans BJCC event  AL.com

Catholic Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham turned 75 on June 4, reaching mandatory retirement age, so he sent a letter this month to Pope Francis asking ...


Jun 22, 2019

As Pope Francis Champions Migrants, Some Cardinals Court the Far Right  The New York Times

Clerics who see the pontiff as dangerously inclusive have been lending public support -- and the church's imprimatur -- to anti-migration politicians like Italy's ...


Jun 26, 2019

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for migrants on the anniversary of his visit to Lampedusa  ROME REPORTS TV News Agency

Pope Francis' first trip as pope was to the island of Lampedusa. It is the destination for thousands of migrants and refugees from Africa. In 2018 the pope ...


Jun 25, 2019

Iraq Iraqis welcome Pope Francis' plan to visit in 2020  Al-Monitor

BAGHDAD -- Iraqis have been looking at the announcement of Pope Francis' plan to visit to Iraq next year with various but positive outlooks.


Jun 25, 2019

Catholic Church in Scotland: Despite Pope Francis, 'No Plans to Change Wording of Our Father' Prayer  CNSNews.com

Although Pope Francis has ordered a change in the Our Father prayer -- a prayer given to the world by Jesus Christ -- the Catholic Church in Scotland said it has ...


Jun 21, 2019

In Naples, Pope Francis warns theologians against 'collapsing' into ideology  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis on Friday visited the southern Italian city of Naples, participating in a theology congress dedicated to interreligious dialogue and migration in the ...


Jun 26, 2019

Pope Francis: There is no room for selfishness in Christian life  Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis said Wednesday that there is no room for selfishness in the Christian life, pointing to the example of the lives of the early Christians in the Acts of ...


Jun 24, 2019

Pope Francis: The Eucharist is Jesus alive  Catholic Herald Online

'Corpus Christi invites us to renew the wonder and joy for this wonderful gift of the Lord,' the Pope said. On the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis said that ...


May 28, 2019

Pope Francis Denies He Knew of Abuse by McCarrick  The New York Times

In an interview published by the Vatican's news outlet, Francis directly denied any prior knowledge of sexual misconduct by the former archbishop of Washington ...


Jun 26, 2019

Pope Francis Advances Tolton's cause for Sainthood | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

Tolton, the nation's first African American priest, is among eight individuals whose heroic virtues were confirmed by Pope Francis Pope Francis advanced the ...


Jun 16, 2019

Pope Francis' Arch Nemesis Comes Out of Hiding to Slam Him on Predator Priests  The Daily Beast

The archbishop who once called on the pope to resign now says the pope is a liar who needs to repent.


Jun 16, 2019

Pope Francis urges diplomacy in new Gulf crisis and strength in repairing Italian city  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - Speaking during a visit to a city in central Italy devastated by an earthquake in 2016, Pope Francis on Sunday said he is closely following the tensions in ...


Jun 18, 2019

Why Pope Francis may open the door to married priests  The Economist

A controversial proposal for the Amazon basin would set a precedent for the Catholic church.


Jun 2, 2019

Pope Francis Apologizes to Roma for Mistreatment and Urges European Unity  The New York Times

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Pope Francis, on the last day of his trip to Romania, on Sunday asked for forgiveness on behalf of his church for the suffering ...


Jun 20, 2019

Pope Francis and the climate change confusion  Washington Examiner

On Friday, Pope Francis met with a group of energy and investment executives to make an appeal for carbon pricing and a "radical energy transition" to ...


Jun 15, 2019

Pope Francis In Dialogue With Big Oil And Investors  Forbes

Big oil and investors agree in a Dialogue at the Vatican that the climate crisis needs systemic change across all sectors and that policy makers, business, ...


Jun 10, 2019

What Is Pope Francis Saying about Communion?  National Review

The Catholic Magisterium should not be subject to the modish preferences of current and future popes, especially on communion.


Jun 5, 2019

'Let's not wait for the theologians,' says Pope Francis about sharing the Eucharist  Religion News Service

(RNS) -- On the plane returning to Rome from Romania, Pope Francis made an extraordinary statement on the role of theology in ecumenical relations at his ...


Jun 7, 2019

Pope Francis Forgets | Dan Hitchens  First Things

Did Pope Francis know? Was he told, five years before the world found out, that the powerful Cardinal McCarrick was a serial sexual abuser? The diplomat who ...


Jun 4, 2019

Pope Francis says there can be no justice without 'social rights'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

According to Pope Francis, the world today is living in an era of changes where "the soul of our peoples is at stake." On Tuesday, he called for the defense of ...


May 31, 2019

Pope Francis, in Romania, Warns of Populism`s Dangers  The New York Times

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Days after European elections emboldened nationalists in the heart of Europe, Pope Francis arrived on Friday in Romania, on the ...


Jun 13, 2019

Pope Francis tells Vatican diplomats: don't 'criticize the pope behind his back'  America Magazine

It is inconceivable to be a pontifical representative and to criticize the pope behind his back, to have a blog or even to unite himself to groups hostile to him, to the ...


Jun 2, 2019

New book captures Pope Francis's 'revolution of tenderness'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis is "a giant who leaves his skin in the smallest ones; a man who becomes holy becoming one with the weakest; who's afraid of neither tears nor ...


Jun 9, 2019

Pope Francis decries social media, propaganda during Pentecost Mass  New York Post

In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in St. Peter's Square, Francis also decried that "the more we use social media, the less social we are becoming."


Jun 10, 2019

He called on the pope to resign. Now this archbishop is in an undisclosed location.  The Washington Post

ROME -- In the instant he became one of the most controversial figures in modern Catholic Church history, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò went dark.


Jun 22, 2019

Pope Francis announces Marian theme of World Youth Day 2022 in Lisbon  Catholic News Agency

At the conclusion of the International Youth Forum Saturday, Pope Francis announced the theme of World Youth Day 2022 to be held in Lisbon: "Mary arose and ...


Jun 17, 2019

Pope Francis convinced these Big Oil CEOs to fight global warming  Fortune

With protestors clamoring outside the 9th Century Vatican walls last week, a collection of the world's largest oil and gas companies and investment funds vowed ...


Jun 14, 2019

Pope Francis tells his ambassadors not to criticise him behind his back  Catholic Herald Online

Pope Francis sent a message to apostolic nuncios Thursday informing his ambassadors that they have a responsibility as papal representatives not to criticize…


Jun 5, 2019

Pope Francis made this big change to Lord's Prayer  Fox News

Lead us not into mistranslation. Pope Francis officially approved a change to the most famous prayer in Christianity. It's the prayer Jesus taught followers to pray ...


Jun 10, 2019

Pope Francis wishes to travel to Iraq in 2020  Vatican News

Receiving members of the 92nd Plenary Session of ROACO, the Reunion of Aid Agencies that provides aid to the Oriental Catholic Churches, Pope Francis ...


Jun 19, 2019

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit unites the Church, despite sin and scandal  Catholic Herald Online

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that the Holy Spirit unites and grows the Church despite human limitations, sins and scandal. "The Holy Spirit is the creator ...


Jun 26, 2019

JAPAN-VATICAN Pope Francis in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on November 24th  AsiaNews

The pontiff will meet the atomic bomb survivors on the second day of his visit, which begins on November 23rd. Francis' journey will be the second of a pontiff to ...


Jun 7, 2019

Pope Francis condemns 'shameful ill-treatment' of women  Vatican News

Marking the Day for Life in England and Wales, dedicated this year to domestic abuse, Pope Francis issues an appeal to fight all forms of ...


Jun 14, 2019

Is Francis our first charismatic pope?  America Magazine

When Pope Francis joined 6,000 people in Rome on June 8 for the launch on Pentecost eve of a new Vatican body to serve the 115 million charismatic ...


Jun 14, 2019

Pope Francis commands Vatican diplomats: Do not criticize the pope  Lifesite

'It is irreconcilable ... to criticize the Pope behind his back, to have blogs, or even to join groups hostile to him, to the Curia and to the Church of Rome.'


Jun 26, 2019

Pope Announces Themes for Upcoming WYD Celebrations  The Tablet Catholic Newspaper

By Junno Arocho Esteves. VATICAN CITY (Catholic News *Service*) -- Announcing the themes for the next three World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis ...


Jun 20, 2019

Pope Francis Words About The Eucharist, Archbishop Fails Upward, Coming Out of the Closet, and More!  National Catholic Register

Archbishop Fails Upward -- Rod Dreher +1. Coming Out of the Closet -- Austin Ruse at Crisis Magazine. YouTube Positions Itself Against The Catholic Church ...


Jun 13, 2019

Pope Francis meets with Papal Representatives  Vatican News

Pope Francis dialogues with Pontifical Representatives in an audience at the Vatican on Thursday, and shares with them a "mediation" on the role of a ...


Jun 14, 2019

Hong Kong interreligious group meets Pope Francis  Vatican News

By Devin Watkins. The leaders of 6 religions in Hong Kong are in Rome this week to mark the 40th anniversary of an organization dedicated to improving ...


Jun 20, 2019

News Pope Francis to Nurses: Practice Self Care To Avoid Burnout  Nurse.org

Speaking to healthcare workers in Rome, the Pope had some encouraging things to say for nurses.


Jun 17, 2019

Taking a risk with Pope Francis; avoiding a risk to ourselves  Catholic Culture

I think it is time to remind ourselves once again of what we might call the other side of the Pope Francis coin. Back in 2013, when we were first adjusting ...


Jun 25, 2019

Pope Francis to visit Japan in November  NHK WORLD

Pope Francis is set to make a four-day trip to Japan this November. It will be the first papal visit to the country since John Paul II came in 1981.


Jun 13, 2019

New book explores 'tenderness' of Pope Francis  Angelus News

Pope Francis is responsible for saving at least 30000 people from drowning in the Mediterranean, according to the founder of an NGO that rescues migrants ...


Jun 3, 2019

Pope Francis Slams Traditional Catholics During Visit to Romania  Church Militant

by Church Militant • ChurchMilitant.com • June 3, 2019 40 Comments. Voices anti-populist themes, claims traditionalists are 'safeguarding ashes'. You are not ...


May 28, 2019

Pope Francis Says He Is Willing To Condemn Border Wall Directly To Trump  HuffPost

Pope Francis said Tuesday that he is willing to personally tell President Donald Trump that it is wrong to build a border wall, as the pontiff continues to voice ...


May 30, 2019

Pope Francis will encounter changed Romania 20 years after JP2 visit  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - Twenty years after Pope John Paul II's historic visit, Pope Francis will visit Romania, the "garden of the Virgin Mary," from May 31 to June 2, to build upon ...


Jun 12, 2019

Viganò Doubles Down on Pope Francis Lying  Church Militant

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant.com • June 12, 2019 46 Comments. Abp. Viganò: 'Supreme Pontiff is now blatantly lying to the whole world'.


Jun 5, 2019

Pope Francis takes on the enemy of holiness  Angelus News

This week, Angelus features a selection of passages excerpted from " Rebuking the Devil ," a new book released May 29 by the United States Conference of ...


Jun 25, 2019

Pope encourages Australian bishops  The Catholic Weekly

Reading Time: 4 minutes Pope Francis greets Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney during a meeting with Australian bishops on their "ad limina" visits to the ...


Jun 19, 2019

Steve Bannon: Crisis under Pope Francis will worsen, laity needs to act  Lifesite

Edward Pentin talks to Steve Bannon about the crisis in the Church, the Vatican-China deal, and his project to create an academy to defend the Judeo-Christian ...


Jun 5, 2019

Pope Francis' Question: To Visit or Not To Visit Argentina  Church Militant

by Church Militant • ChurchMilitant.com • June 5, 2019 71 Comments. Unlike predecessor popes, Francis is avoiding native country. You are not signed in as a ...


Jun 10, 2019

Argentina Criminally Charges Homosexual Bishop Close to Pope Francis  Church Militant

by William Mahoney, Ph.D. • ChurchMilitant.com • June 10, 2019. Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta facing both criminal and canonical trials. You are not signed in as a ...


Jun 6, 2019

Pope Francis to meet Putin before Vatican Ukraine meeting  New York Post

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month. The meeting comes a day before Catholic leaders from Ukraine ...


May 28, 2019

Pope Francis on climate change: Time is of the essence  Vatican News

By Vatican News. At a discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis described climate ...


Jun 2, 2019

Trump in Britain, China, Pope Francis: Your Monday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning,. We're covering President Trump's visit to Britain, deep ties between a Trump cabinet ...


May 29, 2019

Pope Francis is visiting Romania. Here's what to expect.  America Magazine

I come as a pilgrim and a brother," Pope Francis said in a video message to the people of Romania on the eve of his visit to the largest of the Balkan states and a ...


Jun 25, 2019

Pope Francis has condemned homophobia as heartless  Brag Magazine

As Australia faces an existential crisis surrounding a perceived attack on religious freedom of expression, a voice of reason has spoken from above. Not that far ...


Jun 14, 2019

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean auxiliary bishop  Fox News

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the auxiliary bishop of the Chilean capital city just 24 days after he appointed him to the post.


Jun 19, 2019

Pope Francis elevates Augustus Tolton to 'venerable' - Chicagoland  Chicago Catholic

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Servant of God Augustus Tolton June 11 when he issued a decree declaring him "venerable." The title ...


Jun 20, 2019

Follow the lead of Pope Francis in combating climate change  Chicago Sun-Times

I'm concerned that our country is doing too little to avert the worst consequences of this emergency. We mustn't pass this problem along to future generations ...


Jun 26, 2019

Zanchetta granted permission to return to Vatican  Catholic Herald Online

A judge in Argentina has granted a high-ranking Vatican official facing trial for criminal sexual misconduct to leave the country. Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta ...


Jun 12, 2019

Pope Francis places slave who escaped and became priest on the path to sainthood  TheGrio

Augustine Tolton, who was born into slavery but fought in the Civil War and studied in Rome to become a the first African American Roman Catholic priest could ...


Jun 17, 2019

Pope Francis dons fireman's helmet to visit cathedral in Camerino  Euronews English

The Camerino cathedral was damaged by an earthquake in 2016.


Jun 19, 2019

VIDEO: Famed German princess talks about Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton, and the Catholic Faith  Lifesite

June 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) - Princess Gloria is one of the wealthiest women in Germany. Born to German nobility in 1960, at twenty-years-old she married ...


Jun 17, 2019

Nun appointed by Pope Francis to advise bishops praises `small steps` toward women`s ordination  Lifesite

Sr. Maria Luisa Berzosa called the development of women as priests 'a natural progression.'


Jun 9, 2019

Pope Francis releases Message for World Mission Day 2019  Vatican News

The Vatican on Sunday released the message of Pope Francis for this year's World Mission Sunday, which falls on the penultimate Sunday of October ...


Jun 23, 2019

Pope Francis Center plans $19M temporary housing project for Detroit`s homeless  The Detroit News

The project would include studio apartments, a cafeteria, gymnasium, classrooms and a public health clinic.


Jun 25, 2019

No, Pope Francis Did Not Deny Transubstantiation  Patheos

The pope uses phenomenological language about the Eucharist, without in the least denying transubstantiation. So did Jesus, Paul, Matthew, Mark, and Luke.


Jun 7, 2019

Pope Francis's simple (and radical) apology to the Roma  America Magazine

Pope Francis spoke of the importance of appreciating the Roma community's culture and traditions and apologized for the church's inability "to defend you in ...


Jun 21, 2019

Pope Francis and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism  National Catholic Register

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe, and a recent report published by Tel Aviv University (TAU) is sounding the alarm. On May 1, TAU's Kantor Center for the ...


Jun 11, 2019

Pope Francis sparks fury as Vatican says people CAN`T choose gender `Annihilates nature`  Express.co.uk

THE Vatican has sparked fury after releasing an official document claiming people cannot choose or change their gender - claiming that transgenderism is an ...


Jun 4, 2019

Pope Francis Approves Updated Translation of Lord's Prayer: 'Do Not Let Us Fall Into Temptation'  CBN News

Pope Francis has officially approved a change to the translation of the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:13 that replaces "lead us not into temptation" with "do not let us ...


Jun 26, 2019

Pope expresses `immense sadness` at seeing haunting photo of migrant dad and daughter, 2, who drowned trying t  The Sun

POPE Francis has expressed his "immense sadness" at seeing the disturbing pictures of a migrant father and his baby daughter who drowned while trying to ...


Jun 26, 2019

Šarec to be received by Pope Francis  STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija

Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will visit the Holy See for an audience with Pope Francis on Thursday. The pair is expected to exchange views on a variety of ...


May 31, 2019

Pope Francis: The Catholic Church wants to contribute to Romanian society  Catholic Herald Online

The Catholic Church wants to continue to be an active and contributive member of Romanian society, Pope Francis told the president and authorities of the…


Jun 21, 2019

Iraq officially invites Pope Francis to visit  Al-Arabiya

President Barham Saleh has sent an official invitation to Pope Francis to visit Iraq after the pontiff said he would like to travel to the Muslim.


Jun 10, 2019

Pope Francis on Pentecost: 'Christian life unravels' without the Holy Spirit  Catholic Herald Online

Without the gifts of the Holy Spirit, Christians lack that which animates them and gives them internal life and harmony, Pope Francis said on Pentecost.


Jun 18, 2019

Rev. James M. Lies C.S.C. meets Pope Francis during a conference at the Vatican | London Global Gateway | University of Notre Dame  ND Newswire

Rev. James M. Lies C.S.C., director for Catholic initiatives & outreach for the University of Notre Dame's London Global Gateway, was able to meet Pope Francis ...


May 31, 2019

Pope Francis will beatify these martyred Greek-Catholic bishops in Romania  Catholic Herald Online

On Sunday in Blaj, Pope Francis will beatify seven Greek-Catholic bishops of Romania who were killed by the communist regime between 1950 and 1970.


Jun 22, 2019

Madonna wants meeting with Pope Francis to tell him that Jesus supports abortions  MEAWW

The 60-year-old pop star expressed her desire to have a meeting with His Holiness to discuss women's right to choose.


Jun 11, 2019

Building a Culture of Encounter: Pope Francis Releases 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees Message  Ignatian Solidarity Network

"Fear deprives us of the desire and the ability to encounter the other," said Pope Francis in his 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees message.


Jun 6, 2019

Pope Francis names delegate to oversee pilgrims at Lourdes shrine  Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis has appointed a special delegate to oversee the pastoral care of pilgrims and other management at the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in ...


Jun 23, 2019

Despite pope's warning, Dutch Catholics drawn to new populist party  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Thierry Baudet is the new face of Dutch populism. His political party, "Forum for Democracy," was the big winner at local elections earlier this year. Why are ...


Jun 18, 2019

Pope Francis` visit to Ireland saw a spike in allegations of clerical abuse  Independent.ie

POPE Francis' visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families last August saw a spike in allegations of clerical abuse, the Catholic Church's safeguarding ...


Jun 3, 2019

Pope Francis calls us to build bridges. Let's start in our parishes.  America Magazine

Pope Francis is a pastor of the borders. On Feb. 17, 2016, during his visit to Mexico, Francis prayed and laid flowers at a memorial for the thousands of migrants ...


Jun 19, 2019

Madonna Wants Meeting With Pope Francis To Tell Him Jesus Would Support Abortion. Here's Her Pitch.  The Daily Wire

You Madonna wants a meeting with Pope Francis to discuss abortion, the 60-year-old revealed during an interview with Australian journalist Andrew Denton.


May 31, 2019

Pope Francis: Catholics and Orthodox bonded by blood of martyrs  Catholic Herald Online

Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics and Orthodox are bonded by a "shared inheritance" of suffering for Christ from the apostles to modern martyrs.


Jun 14, 2019

South African Anglican priest to discuss healing of memories with Pope Francis  Episcopal News Service

[Anglican Communion News *Service*] A South African Anglican priest and social justice activist, the Rev. Michael Lapsley, will have a private meeting with Pope ...


Jun 17, 2019

Pope Francis names youngest Filipino bishop  ucanews

Pope Francis names youngest Filipino bishop. Father Jose Rapadas has been appointed to become the new prelate of Iligan Diocese.


Jun 27, 2019

Pope Francis warns theologians against 'collapsing' into ideology  The Irish Catholic

Pope Francis visited the southern Italian city of Naples last Friday, participating in a theology congress dedicated to interreligious dialogue and migration in the ...


Jun 4, 2019

Pope Francis appoints new bishop for Diocese of Syracuse, replacing Cunningham  Press & Sun-Bulletin

Bishop Robert Cunningham submitted his resignation in June 2018. Pope Francis has named his replacement for the Diocese of Syracuse.


Jun 25, 2019

Pope Francis given little piece of Australia during Ad Limina Apostolorum visit to Rome  Townsville Bulletin

Bishop of Townsville Tim Harris has delivered a thankyou on behalf of North Queensland straight to the Pope, for his prayers and well-wishes following the ...


Jun 5, 2019

Pope Francis Center planning $19 million, short-term housing complex for the homeless in northeast Detroit  Crain's Detroit Business

The Pope Francis Center, a downtown Detroit day center for the homeless, is developing a $19 million, short-term housing complex on Detroit's northeast side.


Jun 3, 2019

Pope Francis Approves Change To Lord`s Prayer  The Daily Wire

This article has been updated since it's original publication.


May 28, 2019

Pope Francis: Too many Christians think the Holy Spirit is a 'paralytic'  Catholic Herald Online

The Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart, supporting them in times of trial and helping them praise God no matter what is going on, Pope Francis said.


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