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The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis intends to visit the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain Nov. 3-6.

As the October deadline approaches for the extension of the Vatican's agreement with the Chinese government, the newly appointed editor of the news agency of the Dicastery for Evangelization said the deal has been instrumental in allowing Catholics to practice their faith openly and in communion with the church.

Beatifying Blessed John Paul I, Pope Francis praised the late pope for showing the world God's goodness and for living the Gospel without compromise.

Vatican says papal remarks on Dugina defended life, were not political

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Pope Francis' comments on the death of Darya Dugina, a 29-year-old commentator with a nationalist Russian TV channel, were meant to defend life and were not a political affirmation, the Vatican said.

New cardinals feel honored, humbled, ready to promote renewal of church

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Becoming a member of the broad, unique body of the College of Cardinals is both a great honor and an invitation to help promote a renewal of the Catholic Church's mission of evangelization, some new cardinals said.

July 28, 2022

We are instruments of the Spirit’s fruitfulness

The full text of the homily given by Pope Francis at solemn vespers celebrated in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Quebec July 28, 2022.

July 28, 2022

A journey from failure to hope

The full text of the homily delivered by Pope Francis at Mass at the National Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec July 28, 2022.

July 28, 2022

Maple Leaf a sign of open and inclusive communities

The full text of the speach given by Pope Francis at Citadelle de Quebec July 27, 2022.

July 27, 2022

We all need the healing of Jesus

The full text of Pope Francis' homily given at the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage July 26, 2022.

July 26, 2022

Children of a history to be preserved, authors of history to be written

The full text of the homily Pope Francis delivered at the Mass celebrated at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, July 26, 2022.

July 26, 2022

Reconciliation: One reality, one soul, one people

The full text of Pope Francis' speech delivered to Indigenous peoples and members of the parish community of Sacred Heart Church in Edmonton, Alberta, July 25, 2022.

July 25, 2022

Pope Francis: I humbly beg forgiveness

The full text of Pope Francis' apology delivered July 25, 2022.

Pope Francis' words in Canada may have broader reach

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Pope Francis' July trip to Canada was born out of his meetings with the nations' Indigenous people and was planned around encounters with them, and if the pope's words "have value elsewhere," like throughout the Americas, all the better, said the director of the Vatican press office.