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.

31 Mar 2017

Please say please - Pope

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Family life would be better if people used the words “please”, “thank you” and “I’m sorry” every day, he said.

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.

03 Mar 2017

Pope's prayer intentions


How many of you pray for persecuted Christians? Pope Francis initiated a call to action to join him in prayer during March. 

02 Mar 2017

Pope on Ash Wednesday


Almsgiving, prayer and fasting is not done to soothe one's conscience – Pope Francis

27 Feb 2017

Xt3 Lent calendar

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The youth website is hoping to engage 20,000 in the new and innovative way to live the Lenten time.

24 Feb 2017

Don't lead a double life – Pope

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In Santa Marta, pope calls for conversion from scandal and living a double life.

18 Feb 2017

WYD19 in Panama


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

23 Jan 2017

Focus on marriage preparation


Pope Francis has asked for a stronger focus on the roots of the high rate of marital breakdown.

13 Jan 2017

Letter to young people

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"... in October 2018 a Synod of Bishops will take place to treat the topic: 'Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment'. – Pope Francis

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'.

25 Oct 2016

New burial guidelines


Vatican explains why the Church does not support the scattering of ashes.

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

Pope Francis in Krakow

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Emotional, cheerful and friendly memories of of Pope Francis at WYD in Krakow.

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

31 Jul 2016

Pope says goodbye to youth


Pope thanks WYD volunteers: “With memory and courage you will be the hope for the future”.