Pope Francis receives a letter from a girl as he arrives for his general audience on June 21 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)
Faith News
June 21, 2017
Being a saint doesn't require spending long hours in prayer, but rather living life open to God in good times and in bad, Pope Francis said.
Faith News
June 20, 2017
Parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members.
Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa, lays hands on Deacon Andy Galles during his ordination into the priesthood on June 3 at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City. (CNS photo/Jerry L Mennenga)
Faith News
June 14, 2017
Pope Francis and members of his international Council of Cardinals discussed the possibility of allowing local bishops rather than the Vatican decide on certain matters.
Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on May 31. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
June 13, 2017
Pope Francis appointed new members to the advisory body and included scientists, professors and experts in medicine and ethics from both religious and secular backgrounds.
Children play with mud on April 24 at a camp for people displaced by violence near Sanaa, Yemen. (CNS photo/Khaled Abdullah, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
June 12, 2017
Policies that involve criminalizing and detaining child migrants "are an insult to human dignity," the Vatican observer to U.N. said.
Faith News
June 06, 2017
"Hypocrisy is not the language of Jesus. Hypocrisy is not the language of Christians. A Christian cannot be a hypocrite and a hypocrite cannot be a Christian. This is very clear," he said. "Hypocrisy can kill a community."
Faith News
June 05, 2017
Missionaries are entrusted with bringing hope to poor Christian communities while building bridges with Muslims and protecting human rights, Pope Francis told a group of men and women missionaries.
Archbishop Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, pictured in a 2016 photo, is one of five new cardinals Pope Francis will create at a June 28 consistory. (CNS photo/Marta Perez, EPA)
Faith News
May 25, 2017
Although past archbishops from Barcelona have been named cardinals, Archbishop Omella said he was still surprised by the announcement.
A mother feeds her child as she waits outside of a SAMAN nutrition clinic in Caracas, Venezuela. (CNS photo/Cody Weddle, GSR)
Politics & Society News
May 19, 2017
With soaring food prices and a free-falling economy, child malnutrition in Venezuela has crossed the threshold of a humanitarian crisis.
An indigenous member of the Desano ethnic group handles a camera during a meeting in Mitu, Colombia, on Aug. 19, 2016.  (CNS photo/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda, EPA)
Faith News
May 16, 2017
Pope Francis is considering dedicating a meeting of the Synod of Bishops to the concerns of the indigenous people of the Amazon region.