• Pope to Poles: May St Stanislaus obtain for us gift of peace

    May 08, 2024

    At the General Audience, Pope Francis notes that Poland observes the feast day of its Patron Saint, St Stanislaus of Krakow, on this date, and encourages the Polish faithful to turn to him in prayer for peace for Europe and for the world.

  • Pope: Pray Rosary for Our Lady's intercession in wars enveloping world

    May 08, 2024

    This May, Pope Francis urges the faithful to pray the Rosary, as he entrusts to Mary, on the Feast of Our Lady of Pompeii, the wars and conflicts in the Holy Land, Ukraine and Myanmar.

  • Rome to host international conference on Sport and Spirituality

    May 07, 2024

    Some 200 participants are to gather in Rome on May 16-18 for the international conference “Putting our lives on the line” organized by the Vatican and the French Embassy to the Holy See ahead of the Paris Olympic Games.

  • Pope urges Swiss Guards to cultivate community life

    May 06, 2024

    Pope Francis greets the officers and new recruits of the Pontifical Swiss Guards on the day of the swearing-in ceremony, and encourages them to cultivate human relationships and community life in their service.

  • Pope receives President of Albania

    May 06, 2024

    Pope Francis and President Bajram Begaj of Albania meet in the Vatican and remember the communist regime's religious persecution of Christians and the Albanian people's efforts to protect Jewish people.

  • Pope at Regina Coeli encourages growing in friendship with the Lord

    May 06, 2024

    In his reflections on the Sunday Gospel during the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis recalls Jesus' words to the Apostles, “I do not call you servants any longer, but friends." He encourages us to grow in friendship with the Lord and share it with others. At the same time, he prays for flood victims in Brazil and for dialogue and peace in Ukraine, Palestine, and Israel.

  • Pope Francis: 'Rediscover the practice of reparation to the Sacred Heart '

    May 06, 2024

    Meeting with participants in a conference organized in Rome on the occasion of the Jubilee celebrations of the apparitions and subsequent devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis calls for a rediscovery of this Christian practice of reparation.

  • Couples need Church's help

    May 06, 2024

    Pope Francis thanks the Teams of Our Lady International Catholic Movement dedicated to helping Christian couples for their efforts, stressing that safeguarding marriage safeguards families, and that young couples should not be left alone but must be bolstered by Christ, community and prayer.

  • Pope to parish priests: 'The Church couldn't go on without your dedication'

    May 03, 2024

    Pope Francis sends a letter to parish priests taking part in the International Meeting “Parish Priests for the Synod” and underscores, regardless of how obvious it may seem, that the Church couldn't go on without their love, faith and dedication.

  • Pope to Anglican bishops: ‘Patient dialogue’ needed on papal primacy

    May 03, 2024

    Speaking to the Primates of the Anglican Communion, Pope Francis says that even the very earliest Christians had their disagreements.