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CLICK HERE to read the full text of “Fratelli Tutti." Eight hundred years ago, God sent a poor man who had been rich to help rebuild a Church and a society that were falling into ruin. It … more
Pope Francis often has expressed openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights. The pope’s comments in a brief passage in the … more
  Bringing the Vatican official in charge of translations with him, Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship,” at the tomb of … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article from Catholic News Service. Professing faith in God as the creator of all human beings, or even simply recognizing that all people possess an inherent … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article from Catholic News Service. CLICK HERE to read the full text of the pope’s new encyclical. Pope Francis’ social encyclical sees the need for … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article from Catholic News Service. CLICK HERE to read the full text of the pope’s encyclical in English. CLICK HERE to read the full text of the … more
CLICK HERE to read the entire document. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how bishops, religious … more
Observing with great concern the social unrest unfolding in the United States, Pope Francis said no one can claim to defend the sanctity of every human life while turning a blind eye to racism and … more
Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the Rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with believers around the world asking for Mary’s intercession in … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service. SCROLL THE ARROWS to see five additional photos In a dark and nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis blessed a fire, … more
For the first time in his papacy, Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross from St. Peter’s Square rather than Rome’s Colosseum, where it has been held annually for more than five … more
The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God’s judgment on humanity, but God’s call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope … more
The website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has created a special link on its website to a page offering various resources for the nation’s Catholics as they weather the ongoing … more
Pope Francis said he will grant a plenary indulgence to the faithful who watch or listen to his extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March … more
Here 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 … more
Bishops from throughout the world gave high marks to Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia,” taking note of the care with which it was crafted to include the … more
Feb. 12 was the 15th anniversary of Sister Dorothy Stang’s assassination in the Amazon region of Brazil. The U.S.-born nun is remembered as a crusader for the poor and the landless and for her … more
Like so many of Pope Francis’ teachings and major documents, his apostolic exhortation on the Amazon is built on a call for conversion — a new way of seeing, thinking and … more
Pope Francis released his document on the Amazon region on the 15th anniversary of the assassination in Brazil of U.S. Notre Dame Sister Dorothy Stang, a missionary who defended the poor and the … more
CLICK HERE to watch a related video from Catholic News Service. Pope Francis acknowledged the serious shortage of priests in remote areas of the Amazon, but he insisted not all avenues have been … more
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