VATICAN CITY -- The Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart, supporting them in times of trial and helping them praise God no matter what is going on, Pope Francis said.

VATICAN CITY -- If the world is to win the fight against climate change, its leaders must stop profiting from fossil fuels that threaten the survival and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants, Pope Francis said.

VATICAN CITY (CNA) -- Pope Francis appointed Spanish Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot Saturday as president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

May 27, 2019

Regina Coeli: The Lord invites us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit

VATICAN CITY (CNA) -- Pope Francis said Sunday that the Church cannot remain static because the Holy Spirit guides the Church along the paths of history.

Pope Francis laments exclusion of migrants as a red flag of society in moral decline


VATICAN CITY -- Being indifferent to or excluding migrants is a sign of a deteriorating morality that will soon spread and risk marginalizing everyone who fails to fit in, Pope Francis said.

Prenatal diagnosis of illness is no excuse for abortion, Pope Francis says


VATICAN CITY -- "Abortion is never the answer" to couples seeking a way to deal with a prenatal diagnosis of serious illness or disability, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis releases new universal law on abuse reporting


VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' latest effort to help the Catholic Church safeguard its members from abuse and hold its leaders accountable came in the form of a new universal law, "Vos estis lux mundi" ("You are the light of the world"), which takes effect June 1.

May 24, 2019

True charity means focusing on Jesus and the poor, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- The charity of the Catholic Church must be born from prayer before "the fixed tabernacle and mobile tabernacles" -- adoring Jesus in the Eucharist and ministering to him in the poor and needy, Pope Francis said.

Cardinal Farrell: Church must promote pastoral approach to human life


VATICAN CITY -- To fight a throwaway culture that pressures women to view abortion as the only alternative to a difficult pregnancy, the Catholic Church must be ready to assist, accompany and care for expectant mothers and their families, said U.S. Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell.

Pope Francis tells new ambassadors to foster brotherhood, solidarity


VATICAN CITY -- Nations, like individuals, have a "solemn duty" to care for the poor and to work together to promote development, Pope Francis told a group of ambassadors beginning their service at the Vatican.

Pope Francis prays for Spanish missionary murdered in Central African Republic


VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis led thousands of pilgrims in prayer for a Spanish missionary sister killed in Central African Republic.

May 22, 2019

General Audience: Have audacity to call God 'Father'

VATICAN CITY -- The Holy Spirit gives Christians the courage and the strength needed to engage in a loving dialogue with God that is like the dialogue of a child with his or her father, Pope Francis said.

May 21, 2019

Regina Coeli: Loving like Jesus loves leads to dialogue, fraternity, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- When Jesus gave his disciples the "new commandment" to love others as he loved them, what was "new" was the call to love completely, without counting the cost, Pope Francis said.