To be Christian is to share God’s love, pope says at audience

The mission to spread the Gospel message of God's love and of salvation in Christ is entrusted to all the baptized who are called to work together and never set out alone, Pope Francis said.

Pope names new cardinals to his council of advisers

Pope Francis named five new members to his international Council of Cardinals and renewed the mandate of four current members, the Vatican announced March 7.

Pope to open Lenten prayer, penance service at Rome parish

Pope Francis will open a Lenten prayer and penance initiative at a Rome parish March 17 rather than in St. Peter's Basilica as in past years.

To see God’s beauty, just look around you, pope says

The light and beauty of Christ is an invitation to recognize God's love in life's ordinary moments, Pope Francis said.

Learn from the synod, be ‘missionary disciples,’ pope tells U.S. seminarians

Tomorrow's priests are called to be "missionary disciples" in light of the church's synodal journey, Pope Francis told U.S. seminarians.

Vatican statistics show decline in clergy, religious women, worldwide

The number of Catholics and permanent deacons in the world rose in 2021, while the number of seminarians, priests, and men and women in religious orders declined, according to Vatican statistics.

There is a need to ‘globalize’ solidarity, not indifference, pope says

The world needs to be reminded that every human being is a child of God and is created in his image, Pope Francis said.

Vatican II’s openness is needed in today’s church, cardinal tells Curia

The Second Vatican Council was a "prophetic initiative" to compensate for the church's refusal to engage with society, said the preacher of the papal household.

Pope says cardinals, top Vatican officials, must pay rent on Vatican housing

Cardinals and other senior Vatican officials who have been living rent-free in Vatican-owned apartments in Rome will now have to pay "ordinary" unsubsidized rates, Pope Francis said.

‘Sorry’ is not enough: Abuse victims need answers, support, pope says

It is not enough to ask people who have suffered abuse for their forgiveness, Pope Francis said.