Pope Francis

Thomas J. Reese September 10, 2019
After Oct. 15, 53% of the cardinal electors will have been appointed by Francis.
Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Antananarivo, Madagascar, to Rome on Sept. 10. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell September 10, 2019
Heading home from his trip to Africa, the pope criticized “schools of rigidity” in the church but said he welcomed criticism and did not see a U.S. schism as imminent. America’s Vatican correspondent, Gerard O’Connell, reports.
America Media Events September 10, 2019
Join us for a conversation with three of the most recent U.S. Ambassadors to the Holy See as we commemorate the 35th anniversary of the normalization of relations between the United States and the Vatican.
A woman waves palm fronds as people wait for the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate Mass at the monument to Mary, Queen of Peace in Port Louis, Mauritius, Sept. 9, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell September 09, 2019
Pope Francis encouraged the Mauritian people to support “a better division of income and the integral promotion of the poor” and “not to yield to the temptation of an idolatrous economic model that sacrifices human lives on the altar of speculation and profit alone.”
Catholic News Service September 09, 2019
An English translation of the pope's prayer in Madagascar.
Gerard O’Connell September 09, 2019
“Our young people are our foremost mission! We must invite them to find their happiness in Jesus,” the pope said at Mass for 368,000 Catholics.