Pope Francis


The World Taekwondo Federation’s President Chungwon Choue and the President of the Italian Taekwondo Federation Angelo Cito was received by Pope Francis at the general audience on 10 May. On this ...

2nd International Congress on C.A. Catholic Action is a mission with everyone and for everyone

The mission of Catholic Action today is—according to Pope Francis—to form “missionary disciples.” The heart of the Holy Father’s long speech, interrupted by many additions off the cuff, to the 2nd ...

Conclusion of the meeting on WYD organized in collaboration with the Synod of Bishops

Bittersweet is the word that best describes the Palm Sunday celebration in St. Peter’s Square, on April 9th, when Pope Francis opened Holy Week with the Mass of the Lord’s Passion. This celebration is ...


The address of the Holy Father during the Marian prayer Vigil held on occasion of World Youth Day in St. Mary Major Basilica

Towards Dublin

Today the letter of invitation to the IX World Meeting of Families, scheduled to be held in Dublin from 21 to 26 August 2018, was presented in the Press Room of the Holy See. In the letter addressed ...

The Pope in Milan
Pope Francis’ most beautiful words in Milan about the family and children

The Pope thanked the inhabitants of Milan for their extraordinary welcome: “Really, I truly felt at home! And this with everyone, believers and non-believers alike.” He mentioned the family several ...

WYD 2017
Message of His Holyness Pope Francis for the 32nd World Youth Day

Today, 21 March 2017, the Holy Father’s Message to young people has been published. The Message is in preparation for the 32nd World Youth Day in 2017 which will be celebrated at the diocesan level on ...


  In his final greetings at the Wednesday General Audience on March 15th, in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis addressed words of encouragement the Focolare Movement “New Families,” which in the ...

Papa Francesco

“Why did you become Pope?”, “What was the most difficult moment of your life?”, “How does it feel to be the representative of the Catholic Church?” These are some of the questions that the children of ...


Sport represents the “joy of moving … of being together,” the “joy for life and the gifts that the Creator bestows on us each day.” However, it also helps to spread a “culture of encounter and ...


“The most difficult questions come from young people.” In these words of Pope Francis, reported by Fr. Antonio Spadaro in Civiltà Cattolica no. 4000 and published today by the Corriere ...


  Last Saturday, Pope Francis met with the participants of the Meeting “Economy and Communion,” entrepreneurial association, based on fraternity and profit sharing, that is a part of the Focolare ...

In his speech for the inauguration of the Judicial Year of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Pope Francis indicated the “remedies available” for dealing with the worrying situation marked by the gradual increase, even today, of the number of invalid marriages.

Partendo da un testo di San Giovanni Paolo II (Fides et Ratio), che ribadiva il legame tra la conoscenza di fede e quella della ragione – per cui “quanto più ci si allontana dalla prospettiva di fede, ...

Pope Francis has addressed a letter to young people on the occasion of the presentation of the preparatory document for the coming XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “Young people, faith and vocation discernment,” a document intended to be “like a compass along this path.” These are some of the Pope’s beautiful words.

Dear young people, “I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart,” as ” a Father who invites you to ‘go’, to set out towards a future which is unknown but one which will ...

Pope Francis to all Bishops

Let us not allow children to be deprived of joy! said Pope Francis, speaking personally to all the world’s Bishops on the day when the Church commemorates the Holy Innocents, the children, ...