Pope Francis

March 27, 2020

Full text from Pope Francis’ homily for the special ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing

In his homily during the worldwide moment of prayer that Pope Francis led this evening, he reflected on how Coronavirus has united us in our common […]
March 26, 2020

Pope will give special blessing on March 27, usually reserved for Christmas and Easter

On March 22, after praying the midday Angelus, Pope Francis made two calls to prayer. The first is for an Our Father, prayed together by all […]
April 12, 2019

Pope Francis stuns rival South Sudan leaders by kissing their feet in plea for peace

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The pope dropped to the feet of the president and new vice presidents at end of a spiritual […]
March 15, 2019

In pictures: Comical scenes from the 6 years of this pontificate

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Pope Francis faces the unexpected with humor and aplomb. Happy anniversary Holy Father! Click here to launch the […]
February 27, 2019

Pope’s concluding address at abuse summit

Originally published on Alateia, republished with their permission “Consecrated persons, chosen by God to guide souls to salvation, let themselves be dominated by their human frailty […]
May 10, 2017

Anniversary is an accomplishment, says Archbishop

As Catholic News celebrated its 125th anniversary May 6, Archbishop Joseph Harris encouraged the publication to rouse frank discussions on both Catholic and non-Catholic viewpoints.
May 10, 2017

Crowning of Fatima statue

The annual series of Marian devotions begin next Saturday at the Laventille Shrine from 2.30 p.m. At the May 13 devotions there will be a coronation of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Archbishop Joseph Harris issued the
March 24, 2017

Anniversary greetings from Pope Francis

Pope Francis has sent his congratulations to Catholic News on its 125th anniversary. The message, sent through the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and addressed to the Archbishop, was received by the Apostolic Nunciature in April.