The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis is working from the hospital as he recovers from hernia surgery.
The Italian billionaire media baron died on June 12 at the age of 86. He was Italy’s longest-serving head of government.
Corpus Christi is a 700-year-old feast in the Catholic Church that commemorates the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
In a letter to the European People’s Party, the pope urged politicians to be united on “issues where primary ethical values ... are at stake.”
Pope Francis is recovering from abdominal surgery this week in the same hospital room where St. John Paul II was treated throughout his pontificate.
In a surgery lasting three hours on June 7, a team of surgeons operated on a hernia in the pope’s abdominal wall at the site of a previous surgical incision.
The Vatican said Wednesday evening that Pope Francis is out of surgery and the abdominal operation he underwent “took place without complications.”
The operation was planned by the pope’s medical team in recent days after it became necessary due to a hernia that was causing worsening symptoms.
Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed two new auxiliary bishops for San Diego who both immigrated to the U.S. as teenagers.
Several former heads of state and internationally known performers will join 29 Nobel laureates on June 10 for an event with Pope Francis.
Cardinal Matteo Zuppi arrived in Kyiv on Monday to carry out the peace mission entrusted to him by Pope Francis.
“May our heavenly Father welcome the souls of the deceased into his kingdom,” the pope prayed.
Speaking on the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, the pope highlighted how the simple gesture is a sign of the central mystery of Christian faith.
The trip will make Pope Francis the first pope to visit the Asian country that shares a 2,880-mile border with China, its most significant economic partner.
At a Mass at the Angelicum in Rome, the Cardinal Robert Sarah spoke about the danger of division in the Church and the importance of prayer.
The pope dedicated his entire catechesis to sharing the life of Venerable Matteo Ricci, a 16th-century Jesuit missionary in China.
The son of a Brahman Hindu priest became a Catholic through young Carlo Acutis’ joyful witness to the Eucharist and his love for the poor.
Pope Francis welcomed pediatric cancer patients from Poland to the Vatican on Monday.
The Vatican announced on May 30 that Bishop George Leo Thomas will be the first metropolitan archbishop of Las Vegas.
From Michelangelo’s Pieta to a 12th-century painting, St. Peter’s Basilica contains priceless sacred art depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary.