01 Jul 2018

Australia might gain second saint

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Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney is helping investigate and assess if Eileen O'Connor's cause should proceed and what merits her potential sainthood.

17 Apr 2018

An emotional moment

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'Is my dad in Heaven?' child asks Pope Francis.

10 Apr 2018

New papal document

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The title, “Rejoice and be glad", or in latin “Gaudete et Exsultate", speaks of the call to holiness in the world today. 

09 Apr 2018

New papal document

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Vatican to present new papal document on holiness in modern world on Monday April 9 – Gaudete et Exsultate.

03 Apr 2018

Pope Francis Easter Message

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Pope Francis delivering his Easter message and blessing.

27 Mar 2018

World meeting of families 2018


Pope announces Dublin travel plans for World Meeting of Families.

09 Mar 2018

Paul VI to be canonised

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Pope Francis will canonise Paul VI in October.

21 Feb 2018

Youth gathering in Rome

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Angelus: Pope Francis invites all youth to participate in preparation for October Synod.

15 Feb 2018

Pope first to sign up

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Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

14 Feb 2018

Ash Wednesday in Rome

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Pope's three actions to practice during Lent: Pause, See and Return.

09 Feb 2018

Pope's advice to priests

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A good homily is a short homily, Pope Francis tells priests.

01 Feb 2018

Terrorist attacks in Kabul


'How long will the Afghan people have to endure inhuman violence?' – Pope Francis

23 Jan 2018

Pope's visit to Chile and Peru

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Pope Francis' best messages from his trip to Chile and Peru.

22 Jan 2018

Pope returns to Rome

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'I apologise to victims if my words offended them' – Pope Francis

18 Jan 2018

Pope in Temuco

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Pope notes 'sorrow and pain' of Chile's indigenous people.

15 Jan 2018

Pope to visit Chile and Peru

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Chile and Peru: Pope Francis' challenges in his first trip of 2018.

15 Jan 2018

Pope Francis arrives in Chile

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An orchestra welcomed the Pope – this little girl sang – he enjoyed it so much that he waited for her to finish before thanking and blessing her.

15 Jan 2018

'This is the result of war'

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Inside papal plane on his journey to Chile Pope Francis presents journalists with photo about nuclear war.

02 Jan 2018

Pope prays for peace

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World Day of Peace was dedicated this year to migrants and refugees.

19 Dec 2017

Pope celebrates Bambinelli Sunday

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'When you pray at home before the crib with your family, let yourselves be drawn by the tenderness of baby Jesus...This is the true Christmas.” – Pope

12 Dec 2017

World meeting of families 2018

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The official hymn 'A Joy for all the Earth' has been chosen for the 2018 World Meeting of Families to be held in Dublin in August.

06 Dec 2017

Jerusalem is a 'unique city'

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Pope Francis has said he's “deeply worried” by Donald Trump's decision to move his embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

05 Dec 2017

Pope's video prayer intention


Pope asks us to pray for the elderly. Those who have lived the longest have the most to give! Let us take care of them. They are our future.

04 Dec 2017

Pope's Bangladesh visit

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Pope spoke about his meeting with the Rohingya...He explained that his encounter with this persecuted group was a nonnegotiable part of the trip.

30 Nov 2017

Pope in Myanmar

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“I know that many in Myanmar bear the wounds of violence, wounds both visible and invisible,” the Pope said in his homily.

29 Nov 2017

Pope calls for peace

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“The future of Myanmar must be peace, a peace based on respect for the dignity and rights of each member of society... – Pope

27 Nov 2017

Attack on Egypt mosque


Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolence for Friday's attack...which killed at least 235 people, Vatican Radio reports.

26 Nov 2017

Myanmar & Bangladesh visits

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Pope Francis' visit is a diplomatically intricate mission in which he hopes to help curb the violence directed at the Rohingya people.

20 Nov 2017

Pope's lunch with 1500 needy


Not all of the attendees were immigrants, though they all shared something in common: poverty.

14 Nov 2017

World Day of the Poor


Pope Francis invites 500 for lunch on Sunday November 19.

10 Nov 2017

Raising awareness


Vatican joins experts from around the world to raise awareness about nuclear disarmament.

09 Nov 2017

No phones during Mass please


'It hurts me to see them using mobile phones in Mass (lay, priests and bishops)' – Pope Francis.

27 Oct 2017

Pope makes long distance call


The Pope linked up live from the Vatican with the six-man crew as they orbited above Earth.

20 Oct 2017

Vatican denies rumours

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'Benedict XVI is increasingly fragile, but that can be expected for his age..'

21 Sep 2017

Earthquake in Mexico

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Pope Francis' message following the earthquake in Mexico.

11 Sep 2017

Pope in Columbia

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Pope Francis' first stop was in the San Francisco neighbourhood, which is known as the historically poor belt of the city.

11 Sep 2017

Pontiff is fine

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Pope Francis hits himself against the popemobile and injures his cheekbone and left eyebrow.

28 Aug 2017

Pope Francis' travel plans

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Pope to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh at the end of November.

21 Aug 2017

Pope Francis against terrorism

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Pope Francis, in a serious and moved tone, once again remembered the victims of the latest terrorist attacks that have struck several countries.

20 Jun 2017

World Refugee Day June 20


Pope Francis' top five ideas for World Day of Refugees.

19 Jun 2017

Pope's 2018 trip planned


The Vatican has officially announced the pope's first international trip for 2018: Chile, from January 15-18, and Peru from the 18-21.

13 Jun 2017

World Day of the Poor message


 Pope Francis asks for 'deeds not words' for the first World Day of the Poor which will be celebrated on November 19.

08 Jun 2017

Minute for Peace


Pope calls us to one minute prayer for peace today.

05 Jun 2017

Prayers for London


Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims of the weekend's terrorist attack in London, and for their families,

05 Jun 2017

Month of Ramadan

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Christians and Muslims: Caring for our Common Home – message for the month of Ramadan and 'ID Al-FITR

04 Jun 2017

Celebrating in Rome


30,000+ charismatic people flooded the streets of Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Golden Jubilee, of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

16 May 2017

Pope's opinion re Medjugorje

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Pope Francis explained his thoughts regarding the possible appearances that are occurring and stirring much conversation today: Medjugorje

14 May 2017

Fatima children canonised

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Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto declared saints by Pope Francis.

12 May 2017

May 12 Fatima visit

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Pope Francis will travel to Fatima as a pilgrim.

02 May 2017

Pope's visit to Egypt


Best images of Pope Francis in Egypt.

29 Apr 2017

Pope Francis in Egypt


About 15,000 were waiting for him, many of them very young...he was met with the embrace of little pharaohs.

26 Apr 2017

Pope's TED talk

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Pope Francis shared his own personal experience of coming from a migrant family...

25 Apr 2017

Pope's visit to Egypt

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Pope Francis will deliver four important speeches - two will be addressed to the Muslim world, one to Copts and another to Catholics.

23 Apr 2017

Canonisation date announced

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Pope confirms that he will canonise two Fatima's visionaries on May 13.

18 Apr 2017

Christ is risen – Pope

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Pope Francis reminded Christians on Easter Sunday that the Resurrection is the cornerstone of our faith.

18 Apr 2017

Easter in Rome

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Pope during Way of the Cross at Colosseum: we are shameful, but have a heart full of hope.

12 Apr 2017

Awaiting approval

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Vatican says that Pope Francis has convened cardinals living in Rome for a consistory on April 20 to approve canonisations of two Fatima children.

10 Apr 2017

WYD Panama 2019


"Come to WYD in Panama! It will not be the same as the others" – this is the joy of someone who is about to receive a very important gift, the Cross of WYD.

10 Apr 2017

Palm Sunday Mass in Rome

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Pope celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square with pilgrims travelling to Rome for the end of the Lenten season. 

10 Apr 2017

Bombings in Egypt


Pope Francis prayed for Egypt after two bomb blasts outside Coptic churches killed 40 people and injured dozens during Palm Sunday celebrations.

10 Apr 2017

Pope's Holy Week schedule


Pope Francis will return to wash prisoner's feet on Holy Thursday

05 Apr 2017

'Builders of the world'

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Young people are the focus of Pope Francis' monthly intentions for April.

10 Mar 2017

Pope celebrates 4 years

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Pope celebrates his 4th anniversary of his pontificate – National Catholic Reporter takes a look at his "very long game" in shifting Church culture.

18 Feb 2017

WYD19 in Panama


Planning underway – Archbishop of Panama visits Rome and then to Poland to exchange WYD17 experiences.

09 Feb 2017

A good homily is a short homily, Francis tells priests

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A good homily is a short homily, Francis tells priests.

11 Jan 2017

WYD 2019 Panama


While the official date of the next World Youth Day in Panama is not known as of yet, what is clear is that it will be in the first months of 2019.

12 Dec 2016

50th World Day of Peace message

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Pope Francis calls for a 'new style' of politics in his message for peace.

24 Nov 2016

Pope's new Apostolic Letter


Seven keys to understanding the Apostolic Letter 'Misericordia et Misera'.

21 Oct 2016

Pope's new Apostolic Letter

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Seven keys to understanding Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter 'Misericordia et Misera'.

02 Aug 2016

WYD Pope's top 10 messages

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Pope Francis: ..."We didn’t come into this world to "vegetate,” ... we came for another reason: to leave a mark..."

31 Jul 2016

31st WYD comes to a close

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Pope Francis' to the youth at WYD closing Mass: “Don’t let your soul grow numb”. And the announcement - WYD 2019 – Panama