Pope Francis prays for fallen priests on Good Shepherd Sunday

VATICAN CITY -- Priests and doctors who gave their lives caring for the spiritual and physical well-being of others during the coronavirus pandemic are like Jesus, the good shepherd, who laid down his life for his flock, Pope Francis said.

  • May 4, 2020

Love the church, care for society, Pope says at Wednesday audience

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis asked Christians to join their love for the church with a caring concern for civil society, particularly at this time of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • April 29, 2020

Pope Francis writes rosary prayers to end pandemic

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with believers around the world asking for Mary's intercession in stopping the coronavirus pandemic.

  • April 27, 2020

Creation is sacred gift deserving respect, Pope Francis says on Earth Day

VATICAN CITY -- Humanity has failed to take care of the earth and its inhabitants, sinning against God and his gift of creation, Pope Francis said.

  • April 22, 2020

Now is time to build new world without inequality Pope Francis says

ROME -- As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a risk it will be struck by an even worse virus -- that of selfish indifference, Pope Francis said.

  • April 20, 2020

Pope Francis: Living faith without sacraments is dangerous

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said he was praying for expectant mothers who may be anxious or worried about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • April 17, 2020

Pope Francis: Christ's peace is reflected in acts of love, reconciliation

VATICAN CITY -- The peace that is Christ's gift to individuals and to humanity as a whole is not some superficial sense of calm, but an active force of reconciliation that calls for cooperation and self-giving, Pope Francis said.

  • April 15, 2020

Pope Francis: Pandemic forces choice between common good or money

VATICAN CITY -- Celebrating Mass on Easter Monday, Pope Francis prayed that the political and economic planning for recovery after the coronavirus pandemic would be inspired by concern for the common good and not for "the god money."

  • April 14, 2020

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: Life is meant to serve others

VATICAN CITY -- With a small procession down the vast and empty central nave of St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis began the first of a series of Holy Week liturgies celebrated without the presence of the faithful from the general public.

  • April 6, 2020

Pope Francis: Flush the lies from one's heart to see God

VATICAN CITY -- Seeing and growing closer to God require purifying one's heart from the sins and prejudices that distort reality and blind people to God's active and real presence, Pope Francis said.

  • April 1, 2020