Friday, March 13, 2020029Pope Francis urged people to pray for parish priests so that they may find ways to accompany their people while the coronavirus pandemic continues to restrict movement around the country and the world.
Friday, March 13, 2020035Here is a CNS translation of the prayer Pope Francis recited by video March 11 for a special Mass and act of prayer asking Mary to protect Italy and the world during of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday, March 10, 202009Pope Francis prayed that priests would find the courage to visit those who are sick and offer accompaniment to health care professionals and volunteers working during the coronavirus epidemic.
Monday, March 9, 202009Pope Francis has decided the next world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, which will take place in October 2022, will have the theme: "For a synodal church: Communion, participation and mission."
Friday, March 6, 202008For the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis wants Catholics to focus on the pastoral care of people displaced within the borders of their own country and the church's mission to serve them.
Wednesday, March 4, 202008Pope Francis has a common cold and has no symptoms that could be attributed to another illness, the Vatican said. Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office, released a brief statement March 3 in response to reporters' questions, including about an Italian newspaper's unsourced claim the pope had been tested and tested negative...
Thursday, February 27, 202009Confronting and not giving in to bitterness helps priests realize that they are not all-powerful beings but sinners who have been forgiven and called by God, Pope Francis said.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020018During a January visit with Vatican officials to report on the status of his diocese, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, mentioned to Pope Francis the tragic events that took place at home Aug. 3, 2019.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020011People who recognize and embrace their spiritual poverty will inherit the kingdom of God, not those who place their trust in the comforts of this world, Pope Francis said. The rise and fall of powerful governments and kingdoms throughout history are a lesson that no matter what wealth, power and comfort one has, "the wealth of this world...