Pope Francis

Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, a papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor on 13 March. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European pope since the Syrian Gregory III in 741. View more

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The Annulment Process: Catholic Divorce or Relationship Rehab?

The annulment process is not a “get-out-of-jail free” card. It’s not "just another legal proceeding", and since Pope Francis has asked dioceses to ...
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The Life of Pope Francis in Cartoon

In order to help Catholics around the world learn more about Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, we have worked together with Catholics from a...
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Announcement of the 2017 Theme for the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
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Pope Francis lands in America

Inside the Vatican Editor-in-Chief Robert Moynihan on the Pope’s visit to America.
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Diocese of Shreveport

Bishop Duca and The Catholic Connection are tweeting about Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.! Here are some of the photos Bishop Duca has been sharin...
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Pope Francis Prays For Africa Trip

Please pray for Pope Francis upcoming trip to Africa. He will visit Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic; all countries which have a sub...
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Pope Francis: The Story of the Holy Father

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Bishop Barron on Pope Francis and Mercy

Bishop Robert Barron of L.A. offers this reflection on Pope Francis' recent visit to the United States and his focus on Mercy.
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Diocese of Shreveport

Check it out! Bishop Duca greets Pope Francis.
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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Washington D.C.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a prominent Roman Rite Catholic basilica located in Washington, D.C., honoring ...
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Pope Visits St. Matthew’s Cathedral

Pope Francis attends a prayer service with American bishops at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington on Wednesday.
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Human Connections In The Year of Mercy: Here’s How To Forgive Your Judas

We have all been through great hurts in our lives, especially those who have experienced divorce. We are called to love our enemies as well as our ...
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Interview with David Dark on Decency in Politics

Pastor and author Tyler Wigg-Stevenson interviews professor and author, David Dark, about faith, decency and the election.
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Can Catholics lead the Vatican towards LGBT justice?

When asked about how to care in a pastoral way for a gay person, Pope Francis’ made headlines in 2013 when he responded, “Who am I to judge?” Unfo...
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St. Patrick’s Catholic Church - Washington D.C.

St Patrick's Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. is a Roman Catholic parish in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America established...
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The pope is not the only keeper of the keys in the Vatican

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