Pope Calls For a More Habitable and Humane Society on World Environment Day
Urging global solidarity aimed at respecting and protecting the planet’s biodiversity, Pope Francis addressed a letter to Colombian President Ivan Duque in celebration of World Environment Day June 5.
A Message of Hope to Rome and the World
“Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities,” said Pope Francis Friday in his Urbi et Orbi (To the City [Rome] and the World) address from St. Peter’s Square.
December 26, 2019 •
Pope Francis’ Christmas Message Focuses on Change
Pope Francis has urged the Catholic Church to think about new ways of evangelizing to counter the growing secularization of the West, describing the effort as the Church's “first and most important duty.“
November 7, 2017 •
Government and Religious Heads Meet in Historic European Conference
At one time it was taboo in Europe for politicians to mention religion or talk about their faith.
Pope Francis Takes Message of Peace to the Muslim World
In his visit to Cairo, Pope Francis met with Muslim leaders, government officials, diplomats and members of the Coptic Orthodox Church, in an impassioned campaign to counter violence perpetrated in the name of religion.
February 8, 2017 •
Pope to Media: End Constant Focus on “Bad News,” Concentrate on Solutions
In a message from the Vatican for World Communications Day, Pope Francis urged news organizations to change the lens through which they view “reality” and to move beyond reporting only “bad news” and instead to concentrate on solutions.