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Pope Francis Calls for an End to Poverty in Brazil

Pope Francis said Saturday that the future demands a humanistic vision of the economy and a rehabilitation of politics in order to achieve "greater participation by the people, a shunning of elitism and an end to poverty." continue reading »

Pope Francis Gives Encouraging Words to Slum Youths in Brazil

Pope Francis on Thursday visited a Brazilian shantytown that until recently was controlled by drug traffickers, where he urged young residents to fight against corruption and injustice. continue reading »

Argentine Photographer Shares Exhibition of Pope Francis

The pictures of Jorge Bergoglio taken by an Argentine photographer over almost a decade, and which can currently be seen at a convent in Buenos Aires, captured the expressions of Pope Francis that today captivate the world. continue reading »

Pope Names Valdez Torres Bishop of Ensenada, Mexico

Pope Francis has named Rafael Valdez Torres, who has been serving as pastor and rector of the Shrine of Our Lord of the Miracles in San Juan Nuevo, to be the new bishop of Ensenada, Mexico, the Vatican press office said Tuesday. continue reading »

Argentine and Vatican Jointly Issue Official Stamps of Pope Francis

Pope Francis was honored today with the presentation of the official stamps honoring the beginning of his pontificate. The stamps were jointly issued by the Vatican and Argentine, the Pope’s home country. continue reading »

Argentine Woman Asks Pope Francis to Make Celibacy Optional for Priests

In 1967, Clelia Luro of Argentina began a relationship with Jerónimo José Podestá, a Roman Catholic priest. The relationship was quite the scandal in the '60s, as priest continue reading »

Pope Francis Receives Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa

Pope Francis received Friday Ecuador's President Rafael Correa and the two men discussed the situation in Latin America, respect for indigenous populations and the importance of a permanent dialogue between church and state. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has Private Audience with Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had a private meeting with Pope Francis, the meeting lasted for 24 minutes in the Private Library of the Vatican. continue reading »

Pope Francis Calls for Peace at First Easter Mass

Pope Francis called on Easter Sunday for peace in a world "still divided by greed looking for easy gain, wounded by the selfishness which threatens human life and the family, selfishness that continues in human trafficking, the most extensive form of slavery in this twenty-first century." continue reading »

Pope Francis Washes the Feet of Teens at Juvenile Jail

Pope Francis I went to Rome's Casal del Marmo juvenile detention center on Thursday to share the Mass of the Lord's Supper with the inmates and during which he washed the feet of 12 teenagers housed there. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Celebrates Pope Francis With Giant Photograph

The municipal government of Buenos Aires on Thursday placed a gigantic photograph of Pope Francis on the facade of one of its buildings in homage to the man who was archbishop of Buenos Aires prior to his March 13 election as pontiff. continue reading »

Thousands Gather for Pope Francis’s First Public Audience

Pope Francis entered St. Peter's Square in the popemobile on Wednesday to hold the first public audience of his pontificate, which several thousand people from all over the world attended. continue reading »

Christ’s Guidance Can Help Overcome Evil in the World, Says Pope Francis

Pope Francis called in his first Palm Sunday Mass for an end to wars, economic conflicts that harm the weakest people in society, hunger for money and power, corruption and crimes against human life and creation, telling the faithful that Christ can help them overcome the evil in men and the world. continue reading »

Pope Francis Eagerly Looking Forward to World Youth Day in Brazil

Pope Francis I is "very excited" about his July visit to Brazil to participate in World Youth Day, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said here Wednesday after a meeting with the new pontiff. continue reading »

Pope Francis Holds 1st Angelus Prayer, Says God “Never Tires” of Forgiving

Pope Francis told the approximately 300,000 people who gathered Sunday in St. Peter's Square for his first Angelus prayer that God "never tires" of forgiving. "If God did not forgive us all, the world would not exist," the pope told continue reading »

Pope Francis Explains Choosing Name, Hopes Church Will Focus on Helping the Poor

Pope Francis told reporters here Saturday why he chose to name himself after St. Francis of Assisi, explaining that he wants a church focused on the poor. continue reading »

Pope Francis Warns of Pessimism In Address to Cardinals

Pope Francis said Friday in his meeting with the cardinals that they must avoid pessimism and find the courage every day to spread the Gospel to all corners of the earth. continue reading »

Pope Francis Holds First Mass in Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis on Thursday celebrated the first Mass of his papacy in the Sistine Chapel in the presence of the 114 cardinals who elected him the 266th successor of St. Peter. continue reading »

Sister of Pope Francis Asks World to Pray for Him As He Adjusts to New Job

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, never wanted to be pontiff but will have to deal with the tough job he has been handed, his sister, Maria Elena Bergoglio, told Argentina's C5N cable news channel on Thursday. continue reading »

Argentine President Congratulates Francis I on Papal Election

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday congratulated countryman Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the new Pope Francis I, on his election as Catholic pontiff, saying she wished him success in his pastoral duties. continue reading »