Pope Francis Newsfeed


Dec 10, 2018

Bishop on new oversight body says Pope has 'affinity' for charismatics  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

NEW YORK - At the request of Pope Francis, the Vatican has established a new body to oversee the global Catholic Charismatic Renewal, which launched ...


Dec 9, 2018

Pope Francis: Advent demands conversion, recognizing our mistakes  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Advent is a time of waiting and expectation, Pope Francis said Sunday, but this season also requires a "journey of conversion."


Dec 10, 2018

Pope Francis: Lord`s Prayer to CHANGE as it implies God `induces temptation`  Express.co.uk

THE most famous Christian prayer, the Lord's Prayer could be changed by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) after the Pope pointed out its current ...


Dec 9, 2018

$10 Ticket Could Win You Huracan Blessed By Pope Francis  Motor1.com

Remember the heavenly Lamborghini Huracan that was blessed and signed by Pope Francis? After being sold at an auction for $861,575, it's up for grabs right ...


Dec 6, 2018

Pope Francis to visit UAE in historic trip to the Gulf  Al Jazeera English

Pope Francis will make an historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday ...


Dec 9, 2018

Pope Francis sends letter on Irish Mother and Baby Homes  The Irish Times

No reference to money in Pope's reply to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.


Dec 5, 2018

Pope Francis: To pray, begin with humility  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Learning to pray well is a continual process, but should always start from a place of humility, as Jesus demonstrated in the Gospels, Pope Francis said ...


Nov 28, 2018

An `unruly` 6-year-old interrupted a Vatican ceremony -- and Pope Francis didn`t mind  Washington Post

The boy had escaped his mother's grasp on Wednesday, and Pope Francis watched as he scuffled across the smooth granite Vatican podium, past the ...


Dec 7, 2018

Pope Francis gets a snazzy new Lamborghini -- and auctions it off  KMOV.com

Rome (CNN) -- The two struck a striking figure: the Pope in his white cassock and his snazzy new ride with its white gleam.


Dec 10, 2018

Pope Francis appoints young Indonesian archbishop  UCA News

Pope Francis has appointed the Capuchin provincial superior, Father Kornelius Sipayung, 48, as the new archbishop of Medan in North Sumatra, replacing ...


Dec 3, 2018

It's time for Catholics to demand this from the church  CNN

For those of us who feel betrayed by sex abuse scandals and the indifference of Catholic bishops -- who recently delayed a vote on substantive changes to ...


Dec 9, 2018

Enrique Shaw, the businessman Pope Francis could name a saint  Rome Reports

Enrique Shaw could become the first contemporary businessman and marine to be proclaimed a saint. He died at 41, after fighting cancer for five years. Fernán ...


Dec 9, 2018

'Everybody is excited': Roman Catholics in the UAE can't wait to see the Pope and attend public mass  The National

Landmark Catholic mass celebrated by the Pontiff takes place on February 5.


Dec 2, 2018

Pope Francis Goes Full Homophobe, Now 'Very Worried' About Homosexuality in the Church  The Daily Beast

The pontiff once adorned the cover of Advocate magazine for his seemingly liberal stance on gay priests. Now he's changing his tune.


Nov 30, 2018

Why His Opponents in the U.S. Are Changing Their Narrative  Foreign Affairs

In his Foreign Affairs piece diagnosing the recent divide within the Catholic Church, R. R. Reno reveals a profound shift in the way the minority of U.S. Catholics ...


Dec 8, 2018

Pope at Angelus: 'Here I am is the greatest praise we can give to God'  Vatican News

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St Peter's square saying that we praise God ...


Dec 9, 2018

A reality check on expectations for February child abuse summit  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Americans may think a looming February summit on the clerical sexual abuse crisis in Rome is like Roosevelt at Yalta, but for all kinds of reasons that's not ...


Dec 5, 2018

Pope Francis 'saddened' by death of president Bush, assures prayer  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis Wednesday marked the funeral of former U.S. President George W. Bush by sending a message voicing his sorrow for the late president's passing, ...


Nov 28, 2018

Pope Francis chuckles as boy climbs on stage and interrupts speech -- video  The Guardian

A boy broke through security, clambered on to the stage and pulled the sleeve of a Swiss guard on the podium metres from the pontiff while he was speaking in ...


Dec 6, 2018

Polish family praised by Pope Francis murdered for hiding Jews in WW2  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

It was right before Easter in 1944 - people from the village of Nazi-occupied Markowa in southeastern Poland were rushing to church for confession when they ...


Dec 6, 2018

Pope Francis raffles his white Lamborghini  Wanted in Rome

Pope Francis raffles his white papal Lamborghini in a public contest with proceeds going to charity.


Dec 8, 2018

Pope Francis appoints a new bishop to the Diocese of Clogher, Ireland  Vatican News

On December 8, Pope Francis appoints Msgr Lawrence Duffy, the pastor of St Joseph's Parish in Carrickmacross, Ireland, as the Bishop of the Diocese of ...


Dec 8, 2018

Pope appoints new archbishop in Indonesia  Vatican News

Pope Francis on December 8 appointed Capuchin priest Fr. Kornelius Sipayung as the new Archbishop of Medan, Indonesia.


Dec 10, 2018

Pope Francis beatifies 'Of Gods and Men' martyrs  America Magazine

"By beatifying our 19 brothers and sisters, the church wishes to bear witness to her desire to continue to work for dialogue, harmony and friendship."


Dec 10, 2018

8 ticket could win you Huracan blessed by Pope Francis  Motor1.com UK

Remember the heavenly Lamborghini Huracan that was blessed and signed by Pope Francis? After being sold at an auction for €715,000 (approx. 640,000) ...


Dec 10, 2018

Vatican publishes pope's Christmas schedule  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis has a full schedule of Christmastime liturgies planned for December and January, including the customary baptism of newborn babies Jan. 13, the ...


Dec 5, 2018

Pope Francis' accuser returns to accuse brother in inheritance saga  Salt Lake Tribune

Vatican City • The retired Vatican ambassador who convulsed the Holy See with accusations of sex abuse cover-up is offering his side of the story in a different ...


Dec 4, 2018

Vatican official who accused Pope Francis of covering up sex abuse is battling brother over multi-million d...  Fox News

The retired Vatican ambassador who convulsed the Holy See with accusations of sex abuse cover-up is offering his side of the story in a different scandal: a ...


Dec 8, 2018

Argentina bishops follow pope's lead with major interreligious declaration  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Following the lead of Buenos Aires's former cardinal, now Pope Francis, the Argentine bishops together with leaders of Islam and Judaism in the country signed ...


Nov 25, 2018

Pope Francis: Sacred music points to the beauty of Paradise  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Liturgical and sacred music can be a powerful instrument of evangelization, because it gives people a glimpse of the beauty of heaven, Pope Francis said ...


Nov 13, 2018

Pope Francis to visit Morocco in March  National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis will make a two-day apostolic visit to Morocco next year, the Vatican announced. Accepting an invitation by Moroccan King Mohammed VI, the ...


Dec 4, 2018

Pope Francis visits the Vatican Apostolic Library  Vatican News

Pope Francis on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the Vatican Apostolic Library.


Dec 4, 2018

Pope at Mass: Advent a time to make peace in the soul, family, neighbourhood  Vatican News

At his morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about how Christians can prepare for Christmas by building peace in one's ...


Nov 14, 2018

Pope Francis: A Christian's life should point to truth  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Christians are called not only to refrain from telling falsehoods, but to conduct their entire lives -- both words and actions -- as a witness to the Truth that is Jesus ...


Dec 3, 2018

President Kiska to meet with Pope Francis  The Slovak Spectator

President Andrej Kiska is to have an audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican on December 14. He will give a present to the pope that will consist of four ...


Dec 6, 2018

How You Can Score Pope Francis' White Lambo for a Good Cause  Complex

The Pope previously auctioned off his holy whip, but the winner failed to pay up.


Dec 10, 2018

UAE leaders welcome the visit of Pope Francis  Abu Dhabi World

Pope Francis is to visit the UAE for the first time in February 2019 and Sheikh Mohammed has tweeted a warm response to the news. The landmark visit to Abu ...


Dec 3, 2018

Pope Francis: Peace is everyone's responsibility  Vatican News

Pope Francis meets with the Citadel of Peace Association, praising their work in the field of conflict resolution and supporting their Appeal to the ...


Dec 1, 2018

"The strength of vocation": A book-length interview with Pope Francis  Vatican News

Pope Francis' new book "The strength of vocation. Consecrated life today.", coming out on December 3rd, is fruit of a four-hour long conversation between the ...


Nov 21, 2018

Pope Francis: God alone can heal the wounds of sin  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

People need the mercy of God and the healing of the Holy Spirit to root out the sin in their lives -- they cannot do it on their own, Pope Francis said at the general ...


Dec 9, 2018

Win Pope Francis' Lamborghini Huracan for $10  CarBuzz

Back in 2017, Lamborghini built this one-off special edition Huracan for none other than Pope Francis. As we mentioned at the time, Pope Francis is no car ...


Nov 22, 2018

Contemplative nuns roll with the changes under Pope Francis  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Over 300 cloistered religious women obtained the permission by Pope Francis to attend a conference addressing the overhaul of contemplative life introduced ...


Nov 28, 2018

The Ten Commandments are God's 'x-ray,' Pope Francis says  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

By reflecting on the Ten Commandments, Christians can examine their hearts to see where disordered attachments and desires have made them in need of ...


Dec 6, 2018

Pope's December prayer intention: In the service of the transmission of faith  Vatican News

Pope Francis on Thursday released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for December, which this month is " In the *service* of the ...


Dec 8, 2018

Pope announces that the Church has 19 new Blesseds  Vatican News

After reciting the Angelus along with thousands gathered in St Peter's Square on Saturday, Pope Francis announced that 19 martyrs were beatified in ...


Nov 12, 2018

Pope Francis Just Pulled a Power Play on American Bishops at Crucial Conference  The Daily Beast

At a moment when optics matter most, Francis pulled the plug on U.S. bishops as they met to do something measurable on clerical sex abuse--and precisely as ...


Nov 11, 2018

Pope Francis marks World War I centenary with message of peace  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

VATICAN CITY - The bells of St. Peter's Basilica rang out in unison with thousands of other church bells around the world Sunday as Pope Francis ...


Dec 8, 2018

Pope in Piazza di Spagna: I come to pay you homage  Vatican News

Pope Francis visited the Piazza di Spagna in Rome on Saturday for the Pope's annual act of veneration of the image of Mary Immaculate.


Dec 2, 2018

Pope lights candle for peace in Syria  Vatican News

During the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis calls for prayers and concrete aid for Christians to remain in Syria.


Nov 26, 2018

Pope Francis at Mass: 'Generosity enlarges the heart'  Vatican News

In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Monday, Pope Francis says Christians need to be generous towards the poor, and warns against the ...


Dec 3, 2018

Pope Francis' 'Paradigm Shift': What it Means and How to Respond to It  National Catholic Register

To contend with the current crisis in the Church, it is necessary to proclaim the truth and resist any "paradigm shift" that distorts the truths of the faith. This was the ...


Dec 3, 2018

Abbas to Pope Francis after talks on U.S. embassy move: 'We're counting on you'  Haaretz

The Vatican expressed concern over the status of Jerusalem on Monday as Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held their first meeting ...


Dec 9, 2018

Pope fiddles as faith goes up in flames: DAVE NEESE PROVOCATIONS  The Trentonian

Not to tell the Holy Father how to do his job, but aren't there more troublesome issues facing the Church than, say, climate change and Trump's wall?


Dec 3, 2018

Pope Francis to Jesuits: Be present "in the deserts of humanity"  America Magazine

Although he was addressing some 60 staff and students from the Gesu in Rome, Francis' message seemed to be addressed to the worldwide Jesuit community.


Nov 23, 2018

Pope Francis taps experts, US cardinal to help prep for sexual abuse prevention summit  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

VATICAN CITY >> Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse ...


Nov 15, 2018

Chilean cardinal confirms exit from Pope Francis's advisory body  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

A Chilean cardinal who has been at the center of the country's clerical sexual abuse crisis acknowledged on Wednesday that he's no longer a member of the ...


Nov 12, 2018

Pope Francis announces peacemaking course at Rome university  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - On Monday, Pope Francis announced a new 3-year interdisciplinary course on peacemaking at the Pontifical Lateran University, urging bishops, ...


Nov 29, 2018

Pope at Mass: 'So-called Christian societies will end if pagan'  Vatican News

In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis reflects on the end of the world and says the Christian life cannot be ...


Dec 10, 2018

Group urges Pope Francis to retrain Fr Mbaka  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has been asked by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, to invite Rev ...


Dec 3, 2018

Pope Francis merges two Canadian Dioceses  Vatican News

By Vatican News. Pope Francis has provided for the combination of the dioceses of Hearst and Moosonee, Canada, into a single Diocese, named ...


Nov 18, 2018

Pope Francis' lunch with the poor  Vatican News

Pope Francis on Sunday joined about 1500 poor people and a group of volunteers for lunch to mark the World Day of the Poor.


Dec 1, 2018

Pope to pilgrims: Advent is a time of consolation and hope  Vatican News

Pope Francis reflects on the meaning of Advent in an address to pilgrims from the Italian Dioceses of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca and ...


Dec 2, 2018

Pope Francis: Gay people should not be accepted into ministry  The Irish Times

Pope Francis is "concerned" about what he describes as the "serious issue" of homosexuality, saying in an interview published on Saturday that being gay is a ...


Dec 1, 2018

Pope calls for solidarity and nearness to victims of addiction  Vatican News

Pope Francis on December 1 addressed participants in a 3-day Vatican conference on drugs and addictions.


Nov 18, 2018

Pope Francis Prays For Victims of California Wildfires  TIME

Pope Francis has prayed for victims of California's wildfires and freezing weather on the U.S. East Coast.


Dec 1, 2018

Pope Francis calls for unity with Orthodox Churches  Catholic Herald Online

On the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, Pope Francis told the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople that while the Holy Spirit has in recent years prompted a…


Nov 28, 2018

Nets scout details personal meeting with 'pop star' Pope Francis  New York Post

Former San Antonio Spurs center and current Nets scout Tiago Splitter met with Pope Francis, gifting him a Brooklyn Nets basketball.


Nov 30, 2018

Pope Francis' efforts to clean up Vatican finances rewarded by the E.U.  America Magazine

In a decision that is seen as a recognition of the Vatican's achievements at financial transparency under Pope Francis, the Board of the European Payments ...


Dec 3, 2018

Pope urges Jesuit students to found themselves, grow and mature in Jesus  Vatican News

By Robin Gomes. Pope Francis on Monday received some 60 students and staff of the Jesuit International College of the Gesù of Rome, exhorting them to be ...


Dec 10, 2018

Brazil cardinal rues lack of priests in Amazon but avoids 'viri probati'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, believes a lack of priests and access to the sacraments for Christians in the Amazon often leaves many communities in the ...


Nov 25, 2018

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...


Dec 6, 2018

Pope to Mercedarian Fathers: Never stop being instruments of freedom  Vatican News

Pope Francis meets with Mercedarian Fathers celebrating 800 years since the foundation of their order and urges them never to stop being instruments ...


Nov 25, 2018

Pope Francis urges young people to lead a 'revolution of service'  Catholic Herald Online

In a video message to young men and women around the world, Pope Francis has called on them to provoke an uprising of change by serving others.


Nov 19, 2018

Pope Francis decries that 'wealthy few' feast on what belongs to all  Salt Lake Tribune

Vatican City • Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that "the wealthy few" enjoy what, "in justice, belongs to all" and said ...


Nov 19, 2018

Pope Francis: Albania, a land of ancient and glorious history  Vatican News

By Christopher Wells. In his prepared remarks to Albanian pilgrims, Pope Francis took the opportunity to greet all Albanians "in the name of the ancient bond of ...


Nov 20, 2018

Pope Francis backs Venice event for world's persecuted Christians  Vatican News

By Robin Gomes. Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has sent a message on the Pope's behalf to Patriarch Francesco Moraglia of Venice ...


Nov 19, 2018

First meeting of UNICEF Executive Director and Pope Francis in Rome  UNICEF

Vatican, Holy See, 19 November 2018 -- UNICEF Executive Director Ms. Henrietta H. Fore met with His Holiness Pope Francis in Vatican City on Thursday, ...


Dec 10, 2018

Vatican envoy urges media to end 'cherry-picking' migration news  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - As the Vatican delegation prepares to arrive at a UN global summit on migration set to take place in Morocco this week, one of Rome's major players on ...


Nov 15, 2018

Priest who called Pope Francis an 'antipope' excommunicated  New York Post

An Italian Catholic priest who considers Pope Francis an antipope and claims to have supernatural communications with angels, saints and the Madonna has ...


Dec 10, 2018

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Nov 26, 2018

On Cyber Monday, Pope Francis urges generosity, not consumerism  Salt Lake Tribune

Vatican City • Pope Francis says the "sickness of consumerism" is the enemy of generosity as he called for the faithful to give a little something to the poor.


Dec 8, 2018

PVIAC Track Week 1: Pope Francis girls, Longmeadow boys start season strong (photos/video)  MassLive.com

Central's Kyla Hill and Pope Francis' Alexandra Gonet and Emily Boutin continued their success from last season as the trio each recorded top finishes in a pair ...


Dec 8, 2018

Massachusetts D1 Boys Preseason Top 20: Pope Francis, BC High Start A Cut Above  HNIB News

Where to begin? How about where we finished off last year when BC High scored in the final minute of regulation and won in OT, 2-1, to deny Pope Francis its ...


Dec 1, 2018

Invite Pope Francis to the game  MARCA.com

As I wrote here recently, there will come a day when we are reminded of the urgency for Spain to host an Olympic Games because they look for anyone...


Nov 27, 2018

Pope Francis Taps Texan Bishop Garcia For Monterey, California  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Pope Francis has named Monsignor Daniel Garcia, currently an auxiliary bishop in Texas, to take over as bishop of Monterey, California.


Nov 12, 2018

Pope Francis Approves Beatification For Wisconsin Brother Killed In Guatemala  Wisconsin Public Radio News

Pope Francis has ordered a religious brother from Wisconsin, James Miller, be beatified after declaring the man died as a martyr.


Dec 7, 2018

Vatican investigating reports of Chilean priests abusing nuns  PBS NewsHour

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican has launched an investigation into a small Chilean religious order of nuns after some sisters denounced sexual abuse at the ...


Dec 3, 2018

Pope Francis tells gay priests to be celibate or leave priesthood  Yahoo News

Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave ...


Nov 21, 2018

Readers Write: Israel and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, Pope Francis and economics, reproductive rights, sexual orientation and public office, hearing loss  Star Tribune

U.S. Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar announced she "believes in and supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement" pressing Israel to reach a peaceful ...


Nov 12, 2018

Is science becoming less hostile to faith? Pope Francis says yes  Aleteia EN

While the scientific world has tended to assert its "self-sufficiency" with a "splendid ivory tower security," Pope Francis says that today there grows a healthy ...


Nov 28, 2018

A young boy takes the spotlight from Pope Francis when he runs onstage to grab a Swiss guardsman's glove.  ABC News

A young boy takes the spotlight from Pope Francis when he runs onstage to grab a Swiss guardsman's glove.


Nov 19, 2018

Pope Francis Has Mobilized The Papacy's Power Against Justice  The Federalist

Pope Francis administered a stunning and humiliating shock to the bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States last week. The American bishops had ...


Dec 7, 2018

Vatican aims to get concrete on family support with new observatory  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

After two synods on the family and a papal document, the Vatican is getting concrete by launching a new "International Observatory on the Family."


Nov 12, 2018

Pope Francis Preparatory School honors the late Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan on Veterans Day (photos, video)  MassLive.com

Springfield- The bricks and mortar may be new and the landscaping has been redone. But it's the same land where Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan went to ...


Dec 9, 2018

Haiti - Religion : Pope Francis, named Mgr. Glandas Toussaint Bishop of Jacmel  Haitilibre.com

In a note, Mgr. Eugene Martin Nugent, Apostolic Nuncio of Haiti is pleased to announce that, wishing to provide for the pastoral good of the Diocese of Jacmel, ...


Dec 7, 2018

Bishop of Algiers: Martyrs' beatification can unite Christians, Muslims  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ALGIERS, Algeria - The beatifications of 19 martyrs in Algeria will be a "great joy" to the Church and will help unite Christians and Muslims of the country, said a ...


Aug 27, 2018

Pope Francis, the Accusations and the Back Story  The New York Times

Here are questions and answers about allegations that Francis helped cover up a cardinal's misconduct and about the deeper church disputes behind them.


Aug 20, 2018

Pope on Pennsylvania sex abuse report: We abandoned the little ones  CNN

Pope Francis on Monday addressed reports detailing decades of sexual abuse by clerics against minors, writing in a letter that "we showed no care for the little ...


Aug 26, 2018

Pope Francis Long Knew of Cardinal`s Abuse and Must Resign, Archbishop Says  The New York Times

DUBLIN -- On the final day of Pope Francis' mission to Ireland, as he issued wrenching apologies for clerical sex abuse scandals, a former top Vatican diplomat ...


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