• Pope: May we hear the voice of the unborn through science

    May 22, 2023

    Pope Francis gives the preface to a book in Italian entitled, "The Miracle of Life" (Piemme publisher) by Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori together with scientist Gabriele Semprebon and author Luca Crippa. The book aims to deepen discusion on the subject without any ideological barriers, as Italy's Corriere della Sera writes in a preview of the publication.

  • Pope Francis: Let us not get used to conflict and violence

    May 22, 2023

    At the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis calls for the international community to promote dialogue in Sudan, and to continue to stand by the “tormented” people of Ukraine.

  • Pope: Jesus leads the way to heaven with His Ascension

    May 22, 2023

    At the Regina Coeli on Ascension Sunday, Pope Francis recalls how on this feast, Jesus brought our humanity into heaven, opening the way for us to follow so that we might live forever in paradise as children of the Father.

  • Pope entrusts Cardinal Zuppi with Ukraine peace mission

    May 22, 2023

    The Holy See Press Office confirms that Pope Francis has entrusted Cardinal Matteo Zuppi with a mission to help ease the tensions in the Ukraine conflict.

  • Pope warns nuclear weapons offer no security

    May 22, 2023

    Francis wrote to the bishop of the Japanese martyr city hosting the summit. Nuclear weapons are a “risk that offers only an illusion of peace.” Instead, “responsible multilateral cooperation” is needed to provide “access to food and water, respect for the environment, health care, energy sources and the equitable distribution of the world’s goods.”

  • Pope encourages friendly conversations that can open hardened hearts

    May 19, 2023

    In his message for the 57th World Day of Social Communications on May 21, the Holy Father has called upon Catholic Communicators to develop a cordial way of communication which can influence hardened hearts to open.

  • Pope expresses 'heartfelt sympathy' after deadly Italian floods

    May 19, 2023

    Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt sympathy for the people killed, and thousands forced to evacuate their homes, as exceptional, torrential rains battered northern Italy, causing massive damage.

  • Abuse survivors cycle to Rome, ask for action

    May 18, 2023

    A group of survivors of abuse by priests and religious cycled hundreds of miles from southern Germany to Rome to urge the pope "to do everything in your power" to make the Catholic Church a safe space and to send "a clear signal" to perpetrators and bishops who avoid action.

  • Pope to young people: Look to the peoples who need Jesus like St Francis Xavier

    May 18, 2023

    At the general audience, the pontiff retraced "the restlessness to always go further" that marked the life of the Jesuit patron of the missions and great apostle of Asia. "Even today there are many courageous missionaries, I am thinking for example of those in Papua New Guinea". Francis Xavier's gaze on China and his death on Sancian Island, at the gates of this great country, "a symbol also for today's time".

  • Pope at Audience: Love of Christ drove St. Francis Xavier to furthest frontiers

    May 17, 2023

    Praising 'the greatest missionary of modern times,' St. Francis Xavier, as embodying apostolic zeal at his Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis said the love of Christ drove him to the farthest parts of the world to spread the Gospel.