Pope Francis Newsfeed


Apr 24, 2019

Three ways to evaluate Pope Francis' reform of the Roman Curia  America Magazine

(RNS) -- The cardinals who voted in conclave to elect Pope Francis did so hoping he would reform the scandal-plagued Vatican Curia and make it more ...


Apr 24, 2019

Pope Francis' General Audience: English summary  Vatican News

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Lord's prayer, reflecting on the words "as we forgive those who trespass against us". The official ...


Apr 24, 2019

Pope Francis: To stop evil, give more love than required  Angelus News

To stop the spread of evil in the world, Catholics must go above and beyond, loving and forgiving others even when it is undeserved, Pope Francis urged ...


Apr 24, 2019

Pope's swing to Macedonia/Bulgaria could pack surprising punch  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

When Pope Francis visits Macedonia and Bulgaria next month, the trip might seem like a throwaway since it won't generate the major news waves that his other ...


Apr 24, 2019

Vatican publishes updated schedule for pope's visit to Romania  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Visiting Romania May 31-June 2, Pope Francis will stop at six destinations, including a popular Marian shrine in Transylvania.


Apr 25, 2019

Pope invites the deaf to help others "hear" the voice of God  Vatican News

Pope Francis receives members of the Italian Federation of Associations for the Deaf in audience in the Vatican, and stresses the need for inclusion ...


Apr 20, 2019

Pope Francis: Reject the glitter of wealth  The Providence Journal

VATICAN CITY -- At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and ...


Apr 1, 2019

Pope Francis: 'Those who build walls will become prisoners of the walls they put up'  CNN

Washington (CNN) Pope Francis on Sunday spoke out against governments that build walls to keep out migrants, reiterating his calls for a compassionate ...


Apr 21, 2019

Pope Francis reacts after Sri Lanka bombings  CNN

During Easter Mass, Pope Francis offered his condolences to Sri Lanka after a series of bombings across the country left at least 140 dead and 560 injured.


Apr 21, 2019

Pope Francis Easter message is especially for the young  CNN

Pope Francis delivers Easter Mass from the Vatican, directing his message especially to young Christians around the world.


Apr 23, 2019

On feast of St George, Pope gives Rosaries to young people  Vatican News

By Vatican News. Pope Francis, baptized Jorge (George) Mario Bergoglio, celebrates his Name Day on April 23, the feast of St George the Martyr. It is traditional ...


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 ...


Apr 22, 2019

Pope Francis, Asian Bishops, others renew solidarity with Sri Lanka after blasts  Vatican News

Pope Francis pledged his closeness and solidarity with Sri Lanka again on Monday after the deadly terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday. Asian Churches ...


Apr 11, 2019

Pope Francis: peace, light, and hope are possible in South Sudan  Vatican News

At the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis kisses the feet of leaders from South Sudan, including President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, and vice president ...


Apr 22, 2019

Benedict XVI is a pole of attraction for critics of Pope Francis  The Economist

Traditionalists take issue with Francis's relatively liberal style, while finding merit in his predecessor's conservatism. Erasmus. Apr 22nd 2019. by J.H. and ...


Apr 18, 2019

Mueller Report, North Korea, Pope Francis: Your Friday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning,. We start today with the release of the Mueller report, a new analysis of North Korea and a ...


Apr 23, 2019

VIDEO: Pope Francis` record on Communism is dangerously ambiguous  Lifesite

On The John-Henry Westen Show, I talk about Pope Francis' record on Communism and why it is such a stark departure from the Church's authentic teaching.


Apr 23, 2019

Three criteria to evaluate Francis' reform of Vatican Curia  National Catholic Reporter

The cardinals who voted in conclave to elect Pope Francis did so hoping he would reform the scandal-plagued Vatican Curia and make it more responsive to the ...


Apr 19, 2019

Pope Francis tells gay man 'you do not lose your dignity' on BBC show  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis told a gay British comedian that "it doesn't matter who you are or how you live your life, you do not lose your dignity."


Apr 23, 2019

Bannon's emerging anti-Francis movement threatens church unity  National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis, known for kissing the feet of Muslims, warning about the dangers of fossil fuels, and speaking prophetically on the spiritual death of wall building, ...


Apr 22, 2019

New Vatican document to put evangelization ahead of doctrine  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - A new "super dicastery" on evangelization might be one of the most significant reforms of the governing structures of the Vatican, according to a new ...


Apr 20, 2019

Pope Francis' homily at Easter Vigil Mass: Full text  Vatican News

Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. The full text of his homily is below:


Apr 19, 2019

Pope Francis leads Via Crucis at Rome's Colosseum on Good Friday  Vatican News

Pope Francis leads the Way of the Cross against the iconic backdrop of Rome's Colosseum on Good Friday evening, and reflects on meditations that show ...


Mar 26, 2019

Pope Francis ring-kissing controversy draws confusion over the long-standing tradition  The Washington Post

The traditional act of kissing of the ring has historically symbolized respect for the office.


Apr 12, 2019

Pope Francis kisses feet of once-rival South Sudan leaders  CNN

Pope Francis has broken with papal protocol by kneeling to kiss the feet of South Sudan leaders at the Vatican.


Mar 30, 2019

Pope Francis Visits Morocco to Boost Christian-Muslim Relations and Support Migrant Communities  TIME

Pope Francis was welcomed to Morocco by King Mohammed VI as he began a short visit aimed at boosting Christian-Muslim ties.


Mar 29, 2019

Pope Francis Unveils Mandatory-Reporting Edict On Sexual Abuse Claims  NPR

Pope Francis issued a new decree making it mandatory for Vatican City officials or its diplomats around the globe to immediately report allegations of sexual ...


Apr 20, 2019

Palm Sunday and the spiritual logic for Francis's sound of silence  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis came as close as he ever may to explaining the spiritual logic for his refusal to engage his critics.


Apr 22, 2019

Vatican publishes updated schedule for pope's visit to Balkan nations  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis will visit the Balkan nations of Bulgaria and North Macedonia May 5-7, encouraging the nations' small Catholic communities, reaching out to the ...


Apr 22, 2019

Pope Francis demands peace in Sri Lanka after Easter bombings  America Magazine

At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter ...


Apr 17, 2019

Trump calls Pope Francis to offer condolences for Notre Dame fire, offers 'our great experts'  USA TODAY

President Donald Trump called Pope Francis on Wednesday to offer his condolences for the Notre Dame fire.


Apr 19, 2019

Pope Francis washes prisoners' feet in pre-Easter ritual  Press Herald

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners Thursday and urged them to serve one another as brothers, as he ushered in the solemn ...


Apr 18, 2019

Dueling Popes? Maybe. Dueling Views in a Divided Church? Definitely.  The New York Times

Since Benedict, who resigned in 2013, published a letter on the church's sex abuse crisis, the Vatican has been rife with talk of a rival power center to Francis.


Mar 28, 2019

How an Uproar Over Pope Francis Refusing to Have His Ring Kissed Explains the Catholic Culture Wars  Slate

The ritual was customary: Pope Francis visited an Italian shrine on Monday, and afterward greeted worshippers who waited in line to meet him. This time ...


Apr 15, 2019

Former Vatican Doctrine Czar says rift between Benedict XVI and Francis is impossible  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - In a new interview, the former top doctrinal official at the Vatican praised Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's recent statement on the clerical sexual abuse ...


Apr 11, 2019

Ex-Pope Benedict contradicts Pope Francis in unusual intervention on sexual abuse  The Washington Post

ROME -- Breaking years of silence on major church affairs, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has written a lengthy letter devoted to clerical sex abuse in which he ...


Apr 17, 2019

Greta Thunberg speech: Pope Francis encourages teen climate activist Greta Thunberg to "continue" fight  CBS News

Pope Francis met teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg following his weekly audience at the Vatican Wednesday. The Swedish 16-year-old held a sign that ...


Apr 12, 2019

Steve Bannon and U.S. ultra-conservatives take aim at Pope Francis  NBC News

VATICAN CITY -- Strolling through St. Peter's Square, the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, Steve Bannon surveyed the enemy camp. The populist political ...


Apr 24, 2019

Will Pope Francis Cause a Schism in the Catholic Church?  theTrumpet.com

The fact that there are two living popes with different visions for the Catholic Church is creating a lot of confusion.


Apr 14, 2019

Pope Francis ushers in Holy Week with Palm Sunday message  KGO-TV

Pope Francis warned against being judgmental and too full of oneself, including authorities in the Catholic church, in his Palm Sunday homily during Mass in St.


Apr 24, 2019

It`s Starting To Look Like God Won`t Save Us From Global Warming  BuzzFeed News

There is no sign of religious people saving us from climate change."


Apr 17, 2019

Pope Francis to teenage climate activist: 'Continue' your fight | TheHill  The Hill

Pope Francis on Wednesday encouraged Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg to "continue" her fight to raise awareness on the issue.


Apr 13, 2019

Is Pope Francis being upstaged by his opinionated predecessor?  Los Angeles Times

While Pope Francis has suggested that the sexual abuse crisis is linked to the "plague of clericalism," his predecessor Benedict XVI blames a decline of ...


Apr 20, 2019

Pope Francis' symbolic gesture raises hope for peace in South Sudan  Richmond Free Press

Pope Francis knelt and kissed the feet of South Sudan's rival leaders last week, in an unprecedented act of humbleness to encourage them to strengthen the ...


Apr 17, 2019

Pope Francis: Christ's glory is found in suffering for love  Catholic News Agency

Jesus' glory is not found in the acclaim or applause of the world, but in the act of suffering and dying out of love -- the same love demanded of everyone, Pope ...


Apr 19, 2019

A message to Pope Francis: Be wary of right-wing populists when you visit Romania  America Magazine

Europe's right-wing populists could try to exploit Pope Francis' trip to Romania at the end of May to embolden hostile attitudes toward migrants and refugees.


Apr 16, 2019

Notre Dame fire: Pope Francis expresses closeness, assures prayers  Vatican News

Pope Francis is praying for the Catholics of France, as well as for the people of Paris and all those striving to cope with the fire that ravaged the ...


Apr 13, 2019

Steve Bannon `told Italy`s populist leader: Pope Francis is the enemy`  The Guardian

Trump's ex-strategist advised Matteo Salvini 'to target pontiff's stance on plight of refugees'


Mar 30, 2019

Report that Pope Francis has picked a new D.C. archbishop eclipsed by doubts and conspiracy theories  The Washington Post

When the pope names a new bishop for a diocese, it's always buzzy Catholic news. But a leaked report this past week about the next archbishop of Washington ...


Apr 9, 2019

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury to lead spiritual retreat for South Sudan's leaders  Episcopal News Service

[Anglican Communion News *Service*] Political and Christian leaders from South Sudan will gather in the Vatican this week for an unprecedented spiritual retreat ...


Apr 23, 2019

Chicopee girls lacrosse halts late comeback attempt from Pope Francis, defeats Cardinals 13-11 (photos)  MassLive.com

CHICOPEE -- Despite a near comeback from Pope Francis in the final eight minutes, the Chicopee girl's lacrosse team secured a 13-11 win over the Cardinals at ...


Apr 15, 2019

Would Pope Francis back the Green New Deal?  National Catholic Reporter

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey lead a press conference to unveil the Green New Deal in Washington, D.C., Feb.


Apr 3, 2019

Pope Francis: Don't be afraid that God has allowed different religions in the world  America Magazine

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- No one should be afraid that God has allowed there to be different religions in the world, Pope Francis said. "But we should be ...


Mar 27, 2019

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in September  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Showing that the Energizer bunny of popes has no intention of slowing down, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday that Pope Francis will visit Mozambique, ...


Apr 21, 2019

Pope Francis remembers Sri Lanka fallen in Easter Sunday message  Independent.ie

Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment ...


Apr 6, 2019

Pope Francis blames Europe, U.S. weapons for children killed in wars  Salt Lake Tribune

Vatican City • Pope Francis blamed Europe and the United States for the deaths of children in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, saying Saturday that wealthy ...


Apr 15, 2019

Pope Francis to teens: Break your phone addiction  America Magazine

Pope Francis told high school students to break their phone addiction and spend more time on real communication with others and in moments of quiet, ...


Apr 23, 2019

Big changes to the Vatican's Roman Curia are coming  America Magazine

The proposed apostolic constitution for reforming and governing the Roman Curia is expected to emphasize the church's missionary mandate with the creation ...


Apr 9, 2019

Pope, Archbishop of Canterbury to host retreat for South Sudan's leaders  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Wednesday and Thursday, Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury will jointly host a spiritual retreat in the Vatican for South Sudan's political ...


Apr 16, 2019

A former ambassador finds much to like in Pope Francis' diplomatic instincts  America Magazine

The best way to approach things is to find allies in the Islamic world who share a vision of tolerance and openness and who recognize the concept of the ...


Apr 2, 2019

Pope Francis on Lionel Messi: 'He's great, but he is not God' -- video  The Guardian

Lionel Messi has earned the nickname 'D10S', a combination of his shirt number and the Spanish word for God - dios - but Pope Francis has said 'it is a ...


Apr 18, 2019

Pope Francis wishes the Jewish community of Rome a happy Passover  The Jerusalem Post

Pope Francis sent a message to the Chief Rabbi of Rome Riccardo Di Segni wishing him and the Jewish community a happy Passover, the Italian Jewish ...


Apr 25, 2019

Pope Francis: At Easter the stones of sin and despair are rolled away  Intermountain Catholic

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the ...


Apr 21, 2019

Pope Francis' Easter 'Urbi et Orbi' Message 2019  National Catholic Register

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Today the Church renews the proclamation made by the first disciples: "Jesus is risen!" And from mouth to mouth, from ...


Apr 21, 2019

Rabbi utilizes decades-long frienship with Pope Francis as means to encourage interfaith dialogue  WDJT

NOW: Rabbi utilizes decades-long frienship with Pope Francis as means to encourage interfaith dialogue. NEXT: Lawsuit settled between Glendale and woman ...


Mar 27, 2019

Pope Francis avoids letting people kiss his papal ring  CNN

While greeting people in Loreto, Italy, Pope Francis repeatedly pulled his hand away as a number of people tried to kiss his ring.


Apr 21, 2019

Sri Lanka: Pope Francis and world leaders react to bombings  Euronews English

World leaders expressed solidarity with Sri Lanka on Sunday after 207 people were killed in seven bomb blasts targeting churches and hotels. Three of the ...


Apr 22, 2019

Stephen K Amos meets Pope Francis  Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis has told a gay comedian that people who "select or discard" people because of their sexuality "don't have a human heart." The Pope made the ...


Apr 1, 2019

Pope Francis says Lionel Messi is a 'joy' to watch, but 'he is not God'  USA TODAY

Pope Francis agrees that fellow Argentinian and soccer star Lionel Messi has heavenly ability on the pitch, but he won't refer to him as "God."


Apr 20, 2019

One church, two popes: why Catholicism is in crisis this Easter  The Guardian

Pope Francis's predecessor represents a conservative Catholicism being seized on by the likes of Bannon and Salvini, writes author and ex Catholic Herald ...


Apr 17, 2019

Pope Francis graduate heading to West Point  MassLive.com

Connor Koziol, a Westfield resident and Pope Francis Preparatory School class of 2018 graduate, is heading to West Point.


Apr 23, 2019

Stirewalt: Trump supporters unfazed by Mueller release, 'he didn't exactly run as Pope Francis in 2016'  Fox News

As a handful of top Democrats have called for the impeachment of President Trump, Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt noted Monday that Special ...


Apr 5, 2019

At high-level Vatican meeting, rights groups ask for Pope's help decriminalizing homosexuality  CNN

A group representing LGBT rights met in a high-level meeting Friday at the Vatican to ask for Pope Francis' support for the decriminalization of homosexuality.


Apr 4, 2019

Pope Francis makes historic choice, names moderate Gregory as first African American to lead Washington, D.C., archdiocese  Salt Lake Tribune

Vatican City • Pope Francis on Thursday named Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the new archbishop of Washington, D.C., choosing a moderate, and the ...


Apr 15, 2019

New book on Pope Francis` election reveals the main kingmakers  Lifesite

April 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Gerard O'Connell's new book The Election of Pope Francis, based on many sources, describes in detail the time from the ...


Apr 16, 2019

Pope Francis offers prayers for Notre Dame 'catastrophe'  cleveland.com

PARIS (AP) -- Pope Francis is offering his prayers that Notre Dame, the "architectural gem of a collective memory," will once again be a shrine to the Catholic ...


Apr 3, 2019

Vatican picks Wilton Gregory as new archbishop of Washington, where he will succeed Wuerl  The Washington Post

ROME -- Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has accepted Pope Francis's offer to become the new archbishop of Washington, according to two sources ...


Apr 16, 2019

VIDEO: Pope Francis` disturbing support of a Cardinal caught covering up sex abuse  Lifesite

On Episode 5 of The John-Henry Westen Show, we discuss Pope Francis' disturbing support for a liberal Catholic cardinal.


Apr 9, 2019

Dear Pope Francis: A Border Wall Is The Most Humanitarian Policy  The Federalist

Francis's statement disregards not only the sovereignty of the American nation-state, but also ignorance of how generous America is to the poor.


Apr 22, 2019

World's largest Catholic country debates the right number of priests  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

SÃO PAULO, Brazil - A declining proportion of Catholics and accelerated growth of Evangelical denominations in Brazil since the 1970s have frequently caused ...


Apr 21, 2019

Christians Around The World Gather To Celebrate Easter, Mourn Sri Lanka Attacks  NPR

Christians gathered Sunday to mark the end of Holy Week and celebrate Easter. Pope Francis addressed a crowd of nearly 70000 people at St. Peter's Square ...


Apr 23, 2019

Continuing Easter celebrations, pope again prays for Sri Lanka  The Catholic Sun

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- On Easter Monday, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in praying for the hundreds of people who died or were ...


Apr 7, 2019

Pope Francis visits the church of San Giulio Papa a Monteverde  Vatican News

By Vatican News. Pope Francis celebrated the Fifth Sunday of Lent on a pastoral visit to the Parish of San Giulio in Monteverde, in the western sector of the ...


Apr 16, 2019

Does Pope Francis Mean to Give Christian Proselytizing a Bad Name?  Church Militant

by Dr. Alan Keyes • ChurchMilitant.com • April 16, 2019 50 Comments. Without discipleship, how is the Church to gather and preserve the fruit of Christ's ministry ...


Apr 21, 2019

Photos: Pope Francis delivers Easter message, celebrates Mass at the Vatican  KOKI FOX 23

Pope Francis waves to the crowd after celebrating Ester Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Hide Caption ( - ). Photograph by ...


Apr 25, 2019

Why the Pope's opponents might regret new conclave  The Tablet

Will the next conclave go in their favour of those opposed to Pope Francis? A new book suggests that's unlikely. Why the Pope's opponents might regret new ...


Mar 28, 2019

Inside Lucetta Scaraffia's resignation and Pope Francis' election  America Magazine

This week on "Inside the Vatican," we look at why the staff of Women Church World resigned, and we give you a sneak peek into Gerry's new book on the ...


Apr 23, 2019

Changes coming to Pope Francis, O'Gorman Intermediate  TimminsToday

Shift of Grade 6 will allow for more available spaces, better programming, says Catholic school board.


Apr 25, 2019

Balkans visit: Pope to touch sensitive issues of ecumenism, migration  Catholic San Francisco

A migrant woman holds a child as she walks outside a camp in Diavata, Greece, April 5, 2019. Many migrants and refugees cross Greece en route to North ...


Apr 24, 2019

'Their Calvary was lengthy': Pope's Stations recall those exploited  Arlington Catholic Herald

Recalling Jesus' death on the cross, Pope Francis led thousands on Good Friday in reflecting on the crosses of loneliness, fear and betrayal that crucify ...


Apr 17, 2019

Pope Francis` exhortation on youth downplays the Church`s enemies  Lifesite

April 17, 2019 (Turning Point Project) -- In his new exhortation on youth, Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive), Pope Francis returns again and again to the theme that ...


Apr 18, 2019

President Trump phones Pope over Notre Dame fire  Vatican News

American President Donald Trump expresses his closeness to the Pope after the fire at the Paris Cathedral of Notre Dame.


Apr 25, 2019

Chilean prelate denies communion to faithful who kneel down  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Bishop Celestino Aos, the temporary head of the embattled Archdiocese of Santiago, Chile, has a tough job, and he may have made it even tougher.


Apr 22, 2019

Pope proposes radical shakeup of the Roman Curia  The Tablet

New constitution means all work of the curia comes under a mission to evangelise, clipping wings of the powerful CDF. Pope proposes radical shakeup of the ...


Mar 27, 2019

Video goes viral of Pope dodging ring kisses  CNN

Pope Francis dodges worshippers trying to kiss his ring. Jeanne Moos reports the Pontiff wouldn't give hand-kissers a hand.


Apr 1, 2019

What Did Pope Francis Mean By His Remarks About 'Proselytism?'  National Catholic Register

Pope Francis on Sunday called on the small number of faithful in Morocco not to proselytize Muslims in the country, recalling words of Benedict XVI that the ...


Apr 17, 2019

Rosica's Pope Francis text plagiarized from anti-Catholic blog, report says  Catholic News Agency

A Canadian priest's controversial 2018 characterization of Pope Francis was plagiarized, according to a recent media report. The priest, Fr. Thomas Rosica, SDB ...


Apr 1, 2019

Pope Francis sets record straight that Lionel Messi `is not God`  The Irish Times

'In theory, it is sacrilege,' to call the Barcelona player God, according to the Catholic Church.


Apr 15, 2019

Pope Francis Honors Film Composer Ennio Morricone  National Catholic Register

The 90-year old celebrated composer Ennio Morricone, who has won countless awards for his more than 400 famous movie and television soundtracks, will ...


Apr 22, 2019

Pope Francis tells teenage climate activist to carry on fight  The Australian

John Paul II would probably have told her and her fellow protesters to get back to school. But Pope Francis has encouraged Swedish teenage activist Greta ...


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