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Christmas Song Aims to Inspire Peace in the Holy Land

The fundraising song, Hear Angels Cry, aims to inspire people throughout the world to pray in solidarity for peace in the Holy Land.

UPDATE: Pope Continues Recovery Working, Resting, Praying

Approaching his first week at Rome's Gemelli hospital after undergoing abdominal surgery June 7, Pope Francis' days were dedicated to working, reading, resting, praying and respiratory therapy, the Vatican said.

Pope’s Message of Hope Launched into Space to Orbit Earth

Pope Francis' message of hope for humanity encased in a small satellite blasted off into space June 12 and soon will beam his words back to Earth.

Pope Doing Well After Abdominal Surgery, Asks for Continued Prayers

Pope Francis had a restful, peaceful first night at Rome's Gemelli hospital after a successful three-hour operation June 7 for a hernia.

Here is Pope Francis’ Schedule for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon

Pope Francis’ schedule for his trip to Portugal for World Youth Day 2023 was published by the Vatican on Tuesday.

Marian Apparitions Must Always Point to Jesus, Not Others, Pope Says

Devotion to Marian apparitions should lead people to Jesus and not to a particular individual or community, Pope Francis said.

Pope Plans to Write Document Dedicated to St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Individuals become Christian because they have been touched by Christ's love, not because they have been convinced or coerced by someone else, Pope Francis said.

World Needs Communities that Welcome, Give Voice to Vulnerable, Pope Says

The world needs communities that "make room" for everybody and give voice to the voiceless, Pope Francis told members of a papal foundation.

Pope Asks Catholics to Welcome Everyone, Create Communion

"Our God is a communion of love: and this is how Jesus revealed him to us," the pope said before praying the Angelus with some 20,000 visitors gathered in St. Peter's Square June 4.

Pope: Quick Change of Course Necessary to Beat Climate Change

A faster change of course away from today's throwaway culture and toward greater care for the common good is necessary to ensure the planet's livability for future generations, Pope Francis said on World Environment Day.