Pope Francis Newsfeed


Aug 17, 2019

Pope Francis sends well-wishes to Rimini Meeting  Vatican News

Pope Francis greets participants in a friendship meeting taking place in the Italian city of Rimini, and urges them to show the Lord's face to their ...


Aug 16, 2019

Message of Pope Francis to the Diocese of Paris: Believers will be builders of a new humanity  Vatican News

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis sends a message to the Archbishop Michel Aupetit and the faithful of the ...


Aug 17, 2019

Here are 10 official titles of Pope Francis and their meaning  Aleteia EN

Pope Francis is the 266th pope in an unbroken line that can be traced to St. Peter, the first pope chosen by Jesus Christ. Initially there was no particular title that ...


Aug 16, 2019

Pope Francis honors 40 Catholics in Philadelphia Archdiocese  CatholicPhilly.com

Posted August 16, 2019. Forty Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have been honored by Pope Francis for their dedication and exceptional *service* to ...


Aug 17, 2019

Pope Francis hospital ship brings Word of God, health care to Amazon region  Vatican News

By Vatican News. The "Pope Francis Hospital Ship" has arrived in the Archdiocese of Belem, and is set to begin work in areas of the Amazon region which are ...


Aug 16, 2019

Pope Francis gives thousands of rosaries to Christians in Syria  Catholic Herald Online

Pope Francis announced on Thursday that he is giving 6000 blessed rosaries to Catholic communities in Syria as a sign of his closeness on the Marian Feast ...


Aug 15, 2019

The Amazon synod organisers are at odds with Pope Francis  Catholic Herald Online

In a recent interview granted to La Stampa, Pope Francis spoke about the Synod for the Amazon, which will take place in October. The Synod's Instrumentum…


Aug 9, 2019

Pope Francis is truly the holy father, the priests' priest  National Catholic Reporter

The Holy Father was true to his name last weekend when he published a fatherly letter to priests on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the death of St.


Aug 11, 2019

Francis casts his eyes to Asia for potential papal trips  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Asia seems destined to be squarely in Pope Francis's sights for some time to come, with one major outing taking shape for later this year and another, at least ...


Aug 11, 2019

Pope's letter to priests helpful, but repentance would be better  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis would better encourage priests demoralized by abuse scandals by offering strong and robust repentance.


Aug 10, 2019

Can Pope Francis rouse the "other Italy" in looming elections?  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

In many ways, the looming contest for the heart and soul of Italy comes down to a choice between the two most visible and influential figures here: Deputy Prime ...


Aug 7, 2019

Kerfuffle over John Paul II's legacy, plus Pope Francis's JV team  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Two Vatican developments have occurred over the last week, neither of which on its own amounts to a thunderclap, but each of which, in its own way, is still ...


Aug 11, 2019

Pope at Angelus: Be ready for the final encounter with the Lord  Vatican News

Pope Francis reflects on this Sunday's Gospel and on Jesus' call to be vigilant and to "light our lamps" as we await the final encounter with the ...


Aug 11, 2019

Pope Francis evokes Hitler to denounce modern political rhetoric  Washington Examiner

Pope Francis warned against nationalism and said he was "concerned" about recent political rhetoric, comparing it to the early days of the Nazi regime.


Aug 13, 2019

Pope Francis' new letter to priests has the 'flavor of a father'  Angelus News

SALTA, Argentina -- Marking the 160th anniversary of the death of St. John Maria Vianney, patron saint of parish priests, Pope Francis published a letter ...


Aug 15, 2019

Pope sends video message to new abuse prevention centre in Chile  Vatican News

Pope Francis accompanies the opening of the Cuida Centre for the prevention of abuse in Chile, with a video message in which he thanks those involved ...


Aug 15, 2019

Pope expresses his closeness to people affected by monsoon rains  Vatican News

By Vatican News. The monsoon flood emergency in the southern states of India is not over yet. New flood alerts were issued in Kerala announcing more heavy ...


Aug 10, 2019

Pope Francis approves new statutes for the Vatican Bank  America Magazine

Pope Francis has approved newly revised statutes for the Institute for the Works of Religion (I.O.R.), often referred to as "the Vatican Bank," to ensure that it not ...


Aug 14, 2019

Pope Francis: In times of suffering, know that you are never alone  Catholic Herald Online

Pope Francis wrote a heartfelt letter Tuesday to an Italian community still suffering one year after a bridge collapse. His message: "Know that you are not…


Aug 16, 2019

Pope Francis appoints pro-Islam archbishop to lead major French city  Lifesite

August 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Pope Francis recently named a new archbishop for the major French city of Marseille on the Mediterranean coast: Bishop ...


Aug 15, 2019

Before becoming pope, Francis discovered this priest`s body was incorrupt  Aleteia EN

Fr. Mauricio's reputation for holiness was well-known. Twenty-five years had passed since his death, and his legacy as a Jesuit formator and as a beloved priest, ...


Aug 12, 2019

Pope Francis warns against sovereignism: "It leads to war"  Catholic Citizens of Illinois

In an interview, the pontiff says: «Europe shall not break apart, it must be saved, it has human and Christian roots». «Ursula von der Leyen can revive the ...


Aug 12, 2019

Ex-seminarian tells sordid story of papal ally's Argentine past  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

For some months now, the scandal surrounding Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, a friend of Pope Francis brought by the pontiff to Rome and given a key ...


Aug 4, 2019

Pope Francis writes new letter encouraging priests during the fallout caused by the abuse crisis  America Magazine

Pope Francis has written a letter to the more than 400,000 Catholic priests worldwide encouraging them during the tribulations from the sexual abuse crisis.


Aug 13, 2019

Pope offers prayers for deceased Cardinal Obeso Rivera  Vatican News

By Vatican News. Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera died on Sunday at the age of 87. He was the Archbishop emeritus of Xalapa, Mexico. On Monday, Pope Francis ...


Jul 23, 2019

Iraq could be Francis's shot at 'most important papal trip of all time'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

If the pontiff does end up going to Iraq in 2020, it may be Francis's best shot at the title of "most important papal trip of all time."


Aug 9, 2019

Swiss Guard, ex-security for Pope Francis, visits Alabama  AL.com

A former member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard that provides security for Pope Francis has been visiting Alabama, speaking at churches.


Aug 9, 2019

Jesuit Autocomplete | Episode 2: Pope Francis  America Magazine

In the second episode of Jesuit Autocomplete, Fr. Eric Sundrup, S.J., and Fr. Paddy Gilger, S.J., take a look at what people want to know about Pope Francis' ...


Jul 31, 2019

Jesuit Autocomplete | Episode 1: Pope Francis  America Magazine

Is Pope Francis a Jesuit? What about a Marxist? Two Jesuit priests, Fr. Eric Sundrup, S.J., and Fr. Paddy Gilger, S.J., answer some of the internet's most ...


Aug 17, 2019

A novel contest for the future of an erstwhile papal 'oasis'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

The Salesians have launched not a sale but a contest: They've hired a consulting firm to solicit ideas about a creative new use for a property in northern Italy ...


Jul 24, 2019

What is the annual salary of Pope Francis?  Aleteia EN

As the leader of the Catholic Church in the entire world, one would assume that Pope Francis receives a generous salary in compensation for his many duties.


Jul 31, 2019

Pope Francis surprises ill religious sister with visit  Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis took advantage of his lighter summer schedule to make a surprise visit to a convalescing Daughter of Charity earlier this week.


Jul 19, 2019

As a pope picks a spokesman, could history repeat itself?  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - When the Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis had named a new spokesman, most early reaction suggested the move didn't exactly inspire ...


Aug 13, 2019

Young Man Who Sang For Pope Francis In Philadelphia Heading To Yale University  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- He is known as the young man who sang for Pope Francis. Philadelphia's own Bobby Hill is now experiencing another life-changing ...


Aug 8, 2019

Pope Francis` words to priests should be heard by every Christian  Aleteia EN

On Sunday, the 160th anniversary of the death of St. John Marie Vianney (the patron saint of parish priests), Pope Francis released a letter to priests.


Jul 22, 2019

Argentine priest says Benedict wanted Bergoglio as Secretary of State  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI reportedly wanted Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, the future Pope Francis, to be his Secretary of State to help him clean up ...


Aug 8, 2019

Argentine bishop tapped by pope for Vatican job faces abuse trial  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, a prelate from Pope Francis's native country whom the pontiff brought to Rome and gave a Vatican job in 2017 and who's now facing ...


Aug 9, 2019

LA's Mayor Garcetti meets with Pope Francis at Vatican  Angelus News

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican Friday, where the two discussed "the priorities of climate change, young ...


Aug 7, 2019

True wealth is found in Jesus Christ, not money, Pope Francis says  Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis Wednesday criticized those who give more consideration to money than the sacraments or helping others find true wealth -- a relationship with ...


Aug 17, 2019

Argentina`s opposition reunited with Pope`s blessing  Financial Times

A defining moment in the four-decade career of the man who many expect to be Argentina's next president came in early 2018, when he had a private meeting ...


Aug 17, 2019

Philadelphia deacon, wife honored by Pope Francis | Deacon Greg Kandra  Patheos

From CatholicPhilly.com: Forty Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have been honored by Pope Francis for their dedication and exceptional *service* to ...


Jul 21, 2019

Pope Francis may just hit it off with new EU leader  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

When it comes to the issues, there are several reasons to believe new EU leader Ursula von der Leyen will see Pope Francis as an ally.


Jul 23, 2019

Pope Francis Names New Bishop in West Virginia After Financial, Sex Scandals  The Wall Street Journal

Pope Francis appointed a new bishop for the scandal-plagued Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va., a few days after disciplining its former leader for sexual ...


Aug 13, 2019

Pope Francis` biographer: Pope Benedict`s circle opposes Francis, must be controlled  Lifesite

August 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Austen Ivereigh, the British journalist and biographer of Pope Francis, has stated that the circle surrounding Pope emeritus ...


Jul 19, 2019

Pope Francis wants to liberalize the Catholic Church  Bureau County Republican

On Oct. 13, 1973, Sister Agnes Sasagawa, of AKITA, was given the six statements of the Chastisement. The fourth statement was "Satan enters the church.


Jul 22, 2019

Pope Francis tells Assad: 'Stop this humanitarian catastrophe'  Catholic Herald Online

Pope Francis, with concern for the humanitarian crisis in bombarded Idlib, has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to safeguard the weak and ...


Jul 24, 2019

On prevention of child abuse, Pope Francis points to St. John Bosco's example  Catholic News Agency

In an unscripted video message that appears to have been recorded on a cell phone, Pope Francis spoke of the need for an "apostolate of prevention" to protect ...


Jul 29, 2019

Pope Francis: Free women from the slavery of prostitution  Vatican News

Pope Francis contributes the preface to a new book on human trafficking, entitled "Women crucified. The shame of human trafficking as told from the ...


Aug 8, 2019

Bishop on trial for sex abuse leaves judge's chambers with a smile on his face  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ORAN, Argentina -- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, an Argentine prelate whom Pope Francis transferred to Rome after accepting his resignation due to what he.


Aug 7, 2019

Iraqi patriarch to Pope Francis: Chaldean Church is 'a church of martyrs'  Catholic Herald Online

The Chaldean Catholic Church is a Church of martyrs, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon told Pope Francis this week. "Our Chaldean church…


Jul 22, 2019

Pope Francis: Follow St John Bosco in the fight against abuse  Catholic Herald Online

Comparing the fight against abuse with the war on drugs, the Pope said Don Bosco's 'preventive system' has much to teach us. Pope Francis has released a ...


Aug 6, 2019

10 Inspiring quotes from Pope Francis on family life  Aleteia EN

The pontiff gives us a timely reminder that family is one of the greatest gifts in our lives.


Aug 14, 2019

Pope Francis appointments paint disturbing picture of Church governance  Lifesite

One would assume a radical pope like Francis would at least keep a few token conservatives in his entourage. On the contrary...


Aug 15, 2019

Ireland loses vote in papal elections after only cardinal turns 80  The Irish Times

Seán Brady hits milestone with Eamon or Diarmaid Martin most likely to be next Irish clerics to receive 'red hat'


Aug 11, 2019

Open Letter to Pope Francis: Time to Re-Test the Shroud  Townhall

Your Holiness,Significant momentum is building for decisive action that will .08/16/2019 20:20:54PM EST.


Jul 21, 2019

Future pope once called host-turned-to-blood a 'mark of the Lord'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Analysis of fragments of a Eucharistic host that had turned into a blood-like liquid in 1992 found the substance belonged to a heart muscle called the ...


Aug 15, 2019

Pope insists Amazon Synod will focus on environment, not married priests  Lifesite

Pope Francis has downplayed the subject of the married priesthood as a priority at the upcoming synod.


Jul 22, 2019

With upcoming retirements, Francis could 'reorient' US bishops' conference  National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis will have a rare opportunity to revamp the leadership of a large segment of the U.S. Catholic Church in the coming year, as a high number of ...


Jul 25, 2019

Pope Francis names vice director of Holy See press office  Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis Thursday appointed Cristiane Murray as vice director of the Holy See Press Office.


Aug 13, 2019

Pope writes to people of Genoa one year after collapse of Morandi Bridge  Vatican News

Almost a year has passed since the collapse of the Morandi Bridge, which caused the death of 43 people. Pope Francis remembers that tragic day in a ...


Jul 19, 2019

Pope Francis issues disciplinary measures for Bishop Bransfield  America Magazine

Pope Francis proclaimed that the former Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston can no longer participate in the liturgy and commands him to make amends for the harm ...


Aug 11, 2019

LIVE: Pope Francis prays the Angelus in St. Peter's Square  ROME REPORTS TV News Agency

Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square, joined by thousands of pilgrims from all around the world. He also delivers a brief homily on the...


Aug 15, 2019

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Pengo  The Citizen

Pope Francis has accepted the request of retirement of the Dar es Salaam Archbishop Cardinal Polycarp Pengo, aged 75. Pengo is retiring.


Aug 17, 2019

Vatican `struggling to put out fire` of public scandal over JPII Institute purge  Lifesite

Journalists have been forced to give up writing about the JPII purge after higher ups received pressing phone calls...


Aug 15, 2019

New revelations on sex abuse hit Chilean Church  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Just when you thought the situation in the Catholic Church couldn't get worse, new allegations of clerical abuse and its cover-up have hit the press.


Aug 16, 2019

Vatican official: Church must be prudent judging Medjugorje apparitions  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a place of prayer, conversion and pilgrimage for millions of people, but the Church must be prudent and not rush to any ...


Aug 8, 2019

Pope Francis Turns to the Curé of Ars  National Catholic Register

The surprise Aug. 4 "Letter to Priests" from Pope Francis proposed again the figure of the patron saint of parish priests, St. Jean-Marie Vianney, amid the crisis of ...


Aug 15, 2019

Italy's August break recalls that faith may be universal, but Vatican is particular  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Italy's traditional August "ferragosto" lull offers a reminder of the thousand-and-one ways in which Italian culture shapes the ethos of the Vatican.


Aug 14, 2019

Crucified women: New book aims to end scourge of forced prostitution  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

On Aug. 12 2016, Pope Francis visited a house run by the John XXIII Community in northeast Rome that helps young women rebuild their lives after being ...


Aug 13, 2019

Pope Francis: Donald Trump Is Like Hitler  theTrumpet.com

Pope Francis issued some startling criticism of United States President Donald Trump last week, implying that America's leader is like Adolf Hitler. In an interview ...


Aug 10, 2019

Cardinal Pell investigated over letter from jail  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Australian authorities said Saturday that they are investigating a letter circulated on social media to see whether it was written by disgraced Cardinal George Pell ...


Aug 17, 2019

Retired Albany Bishop Hubbard says he has 'never sexually abused anyone'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Retired Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany said in a statement Aug. 16 he "never sexually abused anyone" and is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the ...


Aug 16, 2019

All San Diego diocesan employees meet to hear new steps in abuse fight  CatholicPhilly.com

San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy greets an attendee during an Aug. 13, 2019, meeting with all of the more than 2,500 San Diego diocesan employees in ...


Aug 12, 2019

Pope approves new statutes for Vatican bank  Catholic Sentinel

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis approved new statutes for the Institute for the Works of Religion, often referred to as the Vatican bank, that include structu.


Aug 15, 2019

International scholars express concerns about John Paul II Institute  Catholic News Agency

A group of 49 academics from universities around the world has asked the administrators of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome to reinstate several ...


Aug 13, 2019

Prof Janet Smith on the sexual abuse crisis: `The Bishops are the problem`...and `disappointment` with Francis  Lifesite

Former seminary professor Janet Smith discusses the root causes of sex abuse crisis, problems with Francis' papacy.


Aug 8, 2019

Library : Chirograph for New Statute of Institute for Works of Religion  Catholic Culture

Chirograph for New Statute of Institute for Works of Religion Here is a working translation of the chirograph of Pope Francis, issued by the Vatican, for the new ...


Aug 13, 2019

Update: Mexican Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera dead at age 87  Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera, retired archbishop of Xalapa, Mexico, who was created a cardinal by Pope Francis a little over a year ...


Aug 14, 2019

Pope calls on nations to protect lives, dignity of war victims  My catholic standard

Marking the anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, Pope Francis urged nations to recall the need to protect the life and dignity of the victims of war and armed ...


Aug 13, 2019

Argentina's most pious spot also an epicenter of clerical abuse crisis  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Argentina's most pious region also happens to be at the epicenter of the country's clerical sexual abuse earthquake, because Salta is the metropolitan see of the ...


Aug 10, 2019

Papal visit a reason for Mozambique to rejoice, priest says  Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis' visit to Mozambique Sept. 5-6 will be a moment of rejoicing for Catholics in that country, who greatly look forward to the encounter, according to a ...


Aug 10, 2019

Texas bishop advises prudence about alleged Marian apparitions  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

A Texas bishop is clarifying that he has not authenticated claims of Marian apparitions in his diocese.


Aug 17, 2019

Judge Yourself Before Those in Need  World Religion News

Pope Francis told his congregants that helping a person in need requires one to be compassionate toward their situation . His sentiments were geared towards ...


Aug 16, 2019

Ask Madonna for merciful faith - pope - English  Agenzia ANSA

Pope Francis tweeted Friday "we ask the Madonna who guards and sustains us; that we may have a strong, joyful and merciful faith; that she help us to be saints ...


Aug 16, 2019

How to Lead a Consequential Life  Thrive Global

Silly me. I set out to pen a serious career advice piece and was looking for some *fresh* perspective. My story line originally intended to follow a successful ...


Aug 15, 2019

Links for 8/15/19  National Catholic Reporter

At CNN, another cafeteria Catholic on the right: The acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and former Virginia Attorney General Ken ...


Aug 16, 2019

Catholic Dioceses Offer Third-Party Option For Reporting Misconduct By A Bishop  New England Public Radio

The Springfield Catholic Diocese and six others in New England are offering a confidential reporting system, operated by a third party, for filing sexual.


Aug 16, 2019

Springfield diocese to join third-party system to report bishop abuse  Amherst Bulletin

SPRINGFIELD -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, which in June received a credible claim of sexual misconduct by a late bishop, will be ...


Aug 13, 2019

Meeting an 'impalpable' movement of history in my own Roman 'hood  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

There's a quiet shifting of the plates in Catholicism today -- a passing of the torch from religious communities to lay movements in many pastoral areas, without ...


Jul 24, 2019

Priests protest Indian cardinal returned to diocese  Catholic News Agency

Catholic priests are reportedly protesting Pope Francis' reinstatement of a cardinal who is facing allegations of financial mismanagement, and has been ...


Jul 6, 2019

Could Pope Francis deliver yet another 'July surprise'?  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

This energizer bunny of popes has laid waste to the old days of July as a time of lethargy and repose.


Apr 2, 2019

Pope Francis says Catholic Church should support women`s rights  The Washington Post

ROME -- In a major new document addressed to "all Christian young people," Pope Francis calls for a church with "open doors" that can acknowledge past ills ...


May 25, 2019

Pope Francis Says Abortion, Even of a Sick Fetus, Is Like Hiring a `Hitman`  The New York Times

ROME -- Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion was always unacceptable, regardless of whether a fetus is fatally ill or has pathological disorders. He also ...


Jun 2, 2019

Pope Francis apologises to Roma for Catholic discrimination  BBC News

Pope Francis has apologised to the Roma people on behalf of the Catholic Church during his visit to Romania. At a meeting with Roma people on the last day of ...


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 ...


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 ...


May 9, 2019

Pope Issues First Rules for Catholic Church Worldwide to Report Sex Abuse  The New York Times

ROME -- Pope Francis on Thursday issued the first law obligating officials in the Roman Catholic Church worldwide to report cases of clergy sexual abuse ...


Jul 7, 2019

Pope Francis says attack at Libya migrant center intolerable  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis has said that the international community shouldn't tolerate acts of violence like the air attack that recently struck a detention center for migrants in ...


May 1, 2019

Conservative Catholics accuse Pope Francis of heresy | TheHill  The Hill

A coalition of conservative Catholic clergy and academics have accused Pope Francis of heresy, citing what they call overly liberal positions on topics like ...


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 ...


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