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Pope Francis gives new Vatican role to Cardinal Turkson

Pope Francis on Monday appointed Cardinal Peter Turkson as the new chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. The...

Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Turkson’s resignation as head of Vatican’s social development office

Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Peter Turkson as prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. He named the...

Pope Francis to youth in Greece: Don’t be ‘prisoners of the cell phone’

Pope Francis urged young people in Athens on Monday not to be “prisoners of the cell phone,” but to truly share their lives with others. Speaking in a school sports...

Ghana’s Ambassador to Italy calls on Pope Francis

Ghana’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Holy See, Angelina Baiden-Amissah, on Thursday, November 18 presented her Letters of Credence to His...

Pope Francis encourages participation in 2021 Season of Creation

The ecumenical celebration of the 2021 Season of Creation—themed “A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God”—runs from 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for...

Pope expresses hope in young people on UN International Youth Day

Pope Francis has great faith in young people, whose youthful spirit, he says, can bring about a more just and equitable world, especially for the poor and needy. The...

Pope Francis rejects Cardinal Marx’ resignation: ‘Continue as Archbishop of Munich’

“If you are tempted to think that by confirming your mission and not accepting your resignation, this Bishop of Rome (your brother who loves you) does not understand...

Pope Francis: Proclamation of the Gospel always linked to embrace of a Cross

  In his homily during Holy Thursday’s Chrism Mass, Pope Francis underlined that the preaching of the Gospel “is always linked to the embrace of some particular...

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...