September 28, 2021 •
Pope Francis Prepares to Revamp Policymaking in Catholic Church
Pope Francis is setting the stage for an unprecedented overhaul of the power structure within the Roman Catholic Church—a change aimed at reforming the institution’s hierarchical decision-making mechanism by replacing it with a decentralized system of authority.
September 22, 2021 •
Christian Leaders Urge the World to ‘Listen to The Cry of the Earth’
The world’s three top Christian leaders have made an unprecedented joint appeal on climate change to members of their churches.
September 15, 2021 •
Pope Francis Urges Hungary to ‘Extend its Arms Toward Everyone’
After meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in private September 12, in a speech at an outdoor Mass attended by tens of thousands, Pope Francis urged inclusion.
September 2, 2021 •
The Actor Who Portrays Jesus in ‘The Chosen’ is Aware of the Honor and Responsibility He Now Bears
Jonathan Roumie, a devout Roman Catholic, has been inspired in his portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth in the television series The Chosen by Pope Francis’s vision of mercy.
Pope Celebrates Catholic Church’s First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Pope Francis initiates World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, urging people everywhere to reach out to older generations.
December 3, 2020 •
Pope Francis Expands Non-European Representation in College of Cardinals
Pope Francis appointed 13 new members to the College of Cardinals in November, including the first African American and prelates from Rwanda, Brunei, Chile and the Philippines.
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.