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Pope Francis

Pope’s resignation already signed ‘in case of medical impediment’

Pope Francis says he has already signed his resignation in case a health impediment prevented him from being able to continue governing the Church. Source: CNA.

Mercy Pope Francis

Pope asks world leaders for Christmas clemency for prisoners

Pope Francis has written a letter to all heads of state, asking for a “gesture of clemency” for prison inmates in the run-up to Christmas. Source: Vatican News.

Advent Pope Francis

Pray for children of the world this Advent: Pope

The season of Advent is a time for people to be surprised by God’s mercy and compassion, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

Feast Day Pope Francis

Nothing is impossible for God, not even peace in Ukraine: Pope

Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to join him in entrusting to Mary “the universal desire for peace, especially for the martyred Ukraine, which is suffering so much”. Source: CNS.

Pope Francis Vatican

Council of Cardinals discusses Synod, safeguarding and climate change

Pope Francis met with his international Council of Cardinals at the Vatican this week, discussing the Synod on Synodality, safeguarding and the United Nations climate change summit. Source: NCR Online.

Catechesis Pope Francis

Freedom found in offering God what is hardest to give up, Pope says

Pope Francis spoke yesterday about how freeing it can be for people to let go of the things that they are most attached to in life and place them in God’s “benevolent hands”. Source: CNA.

Pope Francis Volunteers

Pope asks faithful to pray for ‘artisans of mercy’

In the final Pope Video of the year, Pope Francis asks the faithful to pray for volunteer organisations and all those who work in them. Source: Vatican News.

Disability Pope Francis

Churches need more than wheelchair ramps to be inclusive: Pope

Making churches accessible and services understandable is important but having wheelchair ramps and sign-language interpreters is not enough for a parish to call itself “inclusive”, Pope Francis said at the weekend. Source: CNS.

Pope Francis Prayer

Daily examination of conscience helps to avoid repeating mistakes: Pope

Pope Francis has recommended a daily examination of conscience as an “indispensable” practice in spiritual life. Source: CNA.