VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has called Vatican nuncios to countries around the world and permanent observers at the U.N. and other agencies to a meeting in Rome June 12-15.

VATICAN CITY -- Individualism and consumerism undermine the most basic rules of coexistence and challenge the principles of cooperation and mutual understanding promoted by Catholic education, Pope Francis said.

VATICAN CITY -- Catholic schools must help parents teach young people that biological sex and gender are naturally fixed at birth and part of God's plan for creation, said the Congregation for Catholic Education.

Pope Francis' message for World Mission Day: All Catholics must be missionaries


VATICAN CITY -- By virtue of their baptism, all Catholics are called to be missionaries, sharing the good news of salvation in Jesus by their actions and their words, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis announces plans to visit Iraq in 2020


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Announcing his desire to visit Iraq in 2020, Pope Francis called for a peaceful resolution to crises in the Middle East.

June 10, 2019

Pope Francis on Pentecost: 'Christian life unravels' without the Holy Spirit

VATICAN CITY -- In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.

Vatican News to launch news program, podcast in Latin


VATICAN CITY -- A weekly news program about the pope and the Vatican will now be offered in Latin, the official language of the Holy See.

Church must learn how to speak to young people, Pope Francis says


VATICAN CITY -- Too often when Catholics try to talk to young people about vocational discernment, "it's as if we were speaking Esperanto to them, because they don't understand a thing," Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis names delegate for pastoral care of Lourdes pilgrims


VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has named a special delegate for the pastoral care of pilgrims to the French shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Social, economic inequality threatens democracy, Pope Francis tells judges


VATICAN CITY -- One of the greatest threats to democracy is the normalization of social injustice and economic inequality, which remain largely ignored until those most affected rise up in protest and are subsequently labeled as dangerous troublemakers, Pope Francis said.

June 5, 2019

Wednesday Audience: need to 'walk together' to build unity

VATICAN CITY -- People need to walk together in harmony to build a more fraternal world, Pope Francis said, reflecting upon his recent trip to Romania.

Vatican names Filipino boy who died at 17 Servant of God


MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino teenager who died could be on his way to sainthood after the Vatican declared him a Servant of God, the first step in the process toward sainthood.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Romania


ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (CNA) - Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's June 2 in-flight press conference from Sibiu, Romania to Rome: