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FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“I truly feel great sorrow at having to postpone this visit, which means so much to me," the pope said at his general audience on June 12.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has postponed “with regret” his visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to South Sudan on the advice of his doctors so as “not to jeopardize the result of the therapy that he is undergoing.”
Inside the Vatican
On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and Colleen consider the reasons to heed, or not, the rumors that Pope Francis will soon follow in the footsteps of Benedict XVI and Celestine V.
FaithNews Analysis
Colleen Dulle
Pope Francis’ planned trip to the tomb of Celestine V—the first pope in history to resign by choice—is fueling speculation the the pontiff might be preparing to retire soon.
Pope Francis meets altar servers during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 8, 2022.
Pope Francis
In his general audience, Pope Francis highlighted how old age ironically helps us to fulfill Jesus’ commandment to be “born again.”
The Pope, seated before a crowd, greets a young boy in a green hat.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The pope continues to express his desire to visit Ukraine, but remains cognizant of political and practical limitations to this objective.