Francis said that like the shepherds who ran to the manger to see Christ, faithful today have many failures and are “not saints.”
Do not lose hope, Pope Francis says at Christmas vigil: God loves you no matter what
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, Dec. 24, 2019 (RNS) — Under the dome of Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated the Christmas vigil Mass on Tuesday (Dec. 24) byRead More
Pope Francis said the scene “is a genuine way of communicating the gospel..."
Pope Francis wants you to set up a Nativity scene to fight banal consumer Christmas
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, Dec. 5, 2019 (RNS) — On Thursday (Dec. 5), the Vatican hosted a Christmas tree lighting ceremony ahead of the holidays, but it was theRead More
The use and possession of weapons should be made “immoral” under official Catholic teaching...
Pope says no more nukes —even possessing nuclear weapons is “immoral”
by: Emily Churchill ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Nov. 26, 2019 (RNS) — Pope Francis’ view on nuclear weapons can be summed up in a few simple words. Just say no.Read More
The pope urged the global community to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons...
In Japan, Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons as immoral
by: Claire Giangravé HIROSHIMA, Nov. 24, 2019 (RNS) — Speaking before survivors of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, Pope Francis called nuclear weapons and their possession “immoral” and suggested thatRead More
"I invite you not to neglect, if possible, a visit and prayer to the cemetery.”
Pope Francis: This Halloween, take time to reflect on the ‘three deaths’
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, Nov. 1, 2019 (RNS) — For many, Halloween is mostly a fun opportunity to slip into a spooky costume, indulge in sugary delights or letRead More
“We haven’t yet comprehended what women mean for the church and we stay in the functional side” he (Pope Francis) said...
As Amazon synod closes, bishops ask the Pope to allow some married priests
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, Oct. 26, 2019 (RNS) – Bishops voted on the final document of their Vatican summit (Oct. 6-27) on the Pan-Amazonian region on Saturday, taking preliminaryRead More
The Vatican usually waits 70 years after the end of a pontificate to open up the relevant archives.
Pope: Vatican next year to open archives on wartime Pius XII
by: Frances D’Emilio Mar. 4, 2019 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that the church “isn’t afraid of history,” Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the VaticanRead More