A collection of all the special events in which the Pope has spoken.

Pope Francis released from hospital returns to Vatican

(CNS photo/Cristiano Corvino, Reuters TV screengrab) July 14, 2021 The Pope leaves Gemelli hospital on Wednesday morning and visits the Basilica of Saint Mary Major to pray before the icon of the Virgin Mary Salus Populi Romani before returning to the Vatican just before 12 pm. Alessandro De Carolis - Vatican City The Director [...]

Pope Francis thanks everyone for “closeness and prayer”

Pope Francis July 7, 2021 Pope Francis sends his first tweet since last Sunday thanking well-wishers for their prayers and concern over his health and recovery. Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis sent a tweet at 1:30 pm Rome time on Wednesday thanking people around the world for their kind messages and care regarding [...]

Pope to Ecumenical Delegation: We are called on to distinguish, discern and sift

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) June 28, 2021 Pope Francis meets with a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew and speaks of the importance of Christian communion as an example as we seek global communion after the pandemic. By Francesca Merlo Addressing the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in the Vatican on [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: Encountering Christ means finding peace of heart

Pope Francis in the Apostolic LIbrary, from where he recited the Regina Coeli (Vatican Media) April 5, 2021 At the Regina Coeli on Easter Monday, Pope Francis speaks of the angel's appearance and the proclamation of Christ's Resurrection, noting that in finding the Risen Christ we discover peace of heart. By Vatican News staff [...]

Pope in Iraq: Our martyrs shine together like stars in the same sky!

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) March 7, 2021 At the conclusion of the Mass in Erbil, Pope Francis praised the generosity and heroic witness of the Iraqis, while thanking all those who made his visit possible. Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis offered his heartfelt gratitude to the local Church leaders in Erbil; to Mar Gewargis III, [...]

Pope at Urbi et Orbi: Christmas reminds us we are all united as brothers and sisters

Pope Francis delivers his Christmas message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the Hall of Blessings at the Vatican Dec. 25, 2020. Also pictured are Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, and Msgr. Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) “To [...]

Pope at Christmas Mass: Jesus comes as a child to make us children of God

Pope Francis kisses a figurine of the baby Jesus as he celebrates Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 24, 2020. The Mass was not open to the general public and began at 7:30 p.m. local time so that the limited number of attendees could return home in time to [...]

One October evening: Pope Saint John Paul II changed history

Loggia of the Blessings on the night of the election of Pope Saint John Paul II The anniversary of John Paul II's election to the papacy falls this year on the centenary of his birth: two events celebrated by Churches around the world. The Vatican Publishing House and the Osservatore Romano preserve the memorable [...]

Pope Francis receives Cardinal George Pell

CNS photo/Vatican Media October 12, 2020 In the past few days, the Australian Cardinal returned to Rome. After spending 400 days in jail, this past April, he was unanimously acquitted by the Australian High Court of the charge of the sexual abuse of minors. By Vatican News Pope Francis received Cardinal George Pell in [...]

“All brothers”: Pope Francis to sign new encyclical on Oct. 3 in Assisi

The Basilica of St Francis, Assisi September 5, 2020 Pope Francis will sign a new encyclical after Mass celebrated in the Basilica of St. Francis on 3 October. The ceremony will take place without the faithful present, in respect of the current health situation. By Vatican News Pope Francis will visit the Italian town [...]

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