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Pursue the common good, not allure of money, Pope tells finance students
Vatican City, Oct 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

Pope Francis told a group of students studying finance Thursday not to let themselves get taken in by the charm of money, but to instead work toward building a better future based on justice and the common good. More...
Pope to Methodists: Reconciliation is more than talk – it needs action
Vatican City, Oct 19, 2017 / 07:29 am

Marking 50 years of Catholic-Methodist dialogue, Pope Francis on Thursday told members of both traditions that when it comes to future relations, simply speaking about reconciliation is not enough – we must actually pray and work for it. More...
Pope taps Joliet auxiliary to head Evansville diocese
Vatican City, Oct 18, 2017 / 05:08 am

On Wednesday the Vatican announced that Joseph M. Siegel, until now auxiliary bishop of Joliet, will be taking the reins in the diocese of Evansville, Indiana, which has been vacant for several months. More...
Pope Francis prays for victims of Somalia massacre
Vatican City, Oct 18, 2017 / 04:43 am

On Wednesday, Pope Francis offered prayers for the more than 300 victims of a terrorist bombing in the African country of Somalia, one of the most lethal attacks to take place anywhere in the world in recent years. More...
Pope Francis on why he gives interviews
Vatican City, Oct 17, 2017 / 03:49 pm

In a preface to a new book of interviews, Pope Francis outlined his approach to speaking with journalists, explaining that he thinks interviews should be like a conversation and this is why he doesn’t prepare answers in advance. More...
What is Pope Francis' approach to appointing new bishops?
Vatican City, Oct 17, 2017 / 02:34 pm

Among the most lasting aspects of a Pope’s leadership is his appointment of bishops. To understand a Pope, it’s important to understand how he makes decisions about episcopal leadership. More...
Benedict XVI's secretary denies rumors that he is close to death
Vatican City, Oct 17, 2017 / 11:52 am

Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, has rejected reports that the former pontiff is nearing death. More...
In Diwali message to Hindus, Vatican officials call for mutual respect
Vatican City, Oct 16, 2017 / 11:00 am

With tensions between Christians and Hindu nationalists in India increasingly on the rise, the Vatican sent a message marking the Hindu feast of Diwali, urging members of both religions to go beyond mere tolerance of one another, and to foster a genuine mutual respect. More...
Hunger must be fought by actively going to the roots, Pope Francis says
Vatican City, Oct 16, 2017 / 05:26 am

On Monday Pope Francis issued a lengthy appeal to address the problem of world hunger not only through talk, but concrete action by going to the root of the problem and introducing a new global mentality aimed at love rather than profit. More...
Vatican City court finds former hospital president guilty of corruption
Vatican City, Oct 15, 2017 / 01:09 pm

Vatican City announced Saturday the conclusion of the corruption trial of the former president and treasurer of the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesù hospital in Rome. More...
Pope at canonization Mass: God never stops inviting us to the heavenly banquet
Vatican City, Oct 15, 2017 / 05:14 am

On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that no matter how often we reject him, the Lord will continue to love us and invite us to participate in his heavenly banquet. More...
Pope announces special 2019 Synod of Bishops on South American region
Vatican City, Oct 15, 2017 / 04:32 am

On Sunday, Pope Francis announced the decision to hold a special assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to take place in October 2019, on the state of evangelization in the Pan-Amazon region of South America. More...
Pope Francis: You can’t spread God’s love from an armchair
Vatican City, Oct 14, 2017 / 06:13 am

On Saturday Pope Francis said that to share God’s love with the world requires action and service – and that we can’t just sit around and wait for other people to perform our vocation. More...
Pope Francis, Lebanese prime minister discuss Middle East
Vatican City, Oct 13, 2017 / 11:21 am

Pope Francis and the prime minister of Lebanon, Saad Rafic Hariri, discussed Friday the current situation in the Middle East and Lebanon, which has received a large number of refugees from Syria. More...
Celebrating 50 years, Special Olympics athletes meet with Pope Francis
Vatican City, Oct 13, 2017 / 06:52 am

On Friday, Pope Francis met with soccer players in the Special Olympics, commending their commitment to the promotion of inclusion and the dignity of all. More...
Pope Francis offers prayer for victims of California wildfires
Vatican City, Oct 13, 2017 / 06:33 am

With more than 30 deaths caused by the various wildfires devouring swaths of California, Pope Francis on Friday sent a message voicing his solidarity with victims, and assuring his prayer for all those affected by the blazes. More...
Our Lady of Aparecida's smile gives us hope, Pope Francis says
Vatican City, Oct 12, 2017 / 11:39 am

Pope Francis sent a video message Thursday for the 300th anniversary of the discovery of the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, whose simple smile, he said, is a source of encouragement even during the most difficult times. More...
Pope's death penalty views may mean new approach to criminal justice
Vatican City, Oct 12, 2017 / 09:37 am

On Wednesday, Pope Francis told a gathering in Rome that the Catechism of the Catholic Church should significantly revise its treatment of the death penalty. More...
Pope Francis: Be courageous in prayer – God will answer
Vatican City, Oct 12, 2017 / 06:36 am

On Thursday Pope Francis told members of the Pontifical Oriental Institute and various Eastern Churches that they have a mission for peace and reconciliation, and that if we are courageous in prayer, God will answer, giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit. More...
New Miami auxiliary is first Peruvian-born US bishop
Vatican City, Oct 12, 2017 / 03:32 am

On Thursday Pope Francis named Fr. Enrique Delgado, who has a background in economics, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Miami, making him the first Peruvian bishop in the United States. More...

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