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Pope Francis departs on Apostolic Journey to Iraq

The Pope boarded an Alitalia A330 at Fiumicino airport on Friday morning to begin his visit to the Middle Eastern nation of Iraq. The papal plane took off at 7:45 AM,...

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah

Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah from the post of prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the...

Pope at Ash Wednesday Mass: ‘Lent is a journey of return to God’

As the Church begins the holy season of Lent, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Ash Wednesday, with the blessing and imposition of ashes. In his homily, the Holy Father...

Pope to Biden: foster peace and reconciliation in the US and the world

Pope Francis opened his message to US President Joe Biden saying, “On the occasion of your inauguration as the fourty-sixth President of the United States of...

Nigeria: Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Kukah Member Of The Dicastery On Integral Human Development, Vatican City

The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto as a Member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of...

The Church’s new cardinals – who’s who?

Who are the 13 new cardinals created by Pope Francis from around the world? They hail from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe…   Here are brief biographies...

Pope Francis: ‘The Church is the work of the Holy Spirit’

Catholics risk going astray if they neglect the four essential characteristics of Church life, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. In his address Nov....

Fairtrade International pays courtesy call on Pope Francis

A Fairtrade International delegation met with Pope Francis on Monday, 23. November, to present the work Fairtrade is doing around the world to promote fairer trading...

Love is mystical root of believer’s life – Pope at Audience

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis turned his gaze to the prayer life of the early Church, as he continued his catechesis on prayer. “The Church’s...

Freed SMA Priest Meets Pope Francis

November 9, 2020 – Pope Francis met with Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli, SMA, an Italian missionary priest who was abducted from his parish in Niger in 2018 and, along...

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