Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets the crowd after delivering his Easter message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 21, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell April 21, 2019
Pope Francis prayed for victims of the attacks in Sri Lanka and called for peace, highlighting 18 conflicts around the world.
Pope Francis carries a candle in procession as he arrives to celebrate the Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 20, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell April 20, 2019
Pope Francis called on Christians not to give into a “tomb psychology,” and quoted the American poet Emily Dickinson, who wrote “We never know how high we are/Till we are called to rise.”
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is a frequent visitor to the Csíksomlyó shrine in Romania, where Pope Francis is expected to celebrate Mass this spring. (Associated Press)
Marc Roscoe Loustau April 19, 2019
The pope will visit a section of Romania with a large ethnic Hungarian population—and a Marian shrine that has attracted allies of the autocratic, anti-migrant Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán.
Being with the people "is the most beautiful place" to be, he told priests during the chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica April 18.
Colleen Dulle April 18, 2019
This week on "Inside the Vatican," we'll talk about some of the questions the pope emeritus' letter raises.
Pope Francis talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a private audience at the Vatican in 2017. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Associated Press April 17, 2019
Trump says in a tweet that he offered "condolences from the People of the United States for the horrible and destructive fire."