From Saint Peter’s Square, the Holy Father’s General Audience from Wednesday, October 16, 2019.


Pope Francis presdies over Mass with the Canonization in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican and pray the Angelus.

New Saints for the Catholic Church:

  • John Henry Newman
  • Giuseppina Vannini
  • María Teresa Chiramel Mankidiyan
  • Dulce Lopes Pontes
  • Margarita Bays

From Saint Peter’s Square, the Holy Father’s General Audience from Wednesday, October 9, 2019.



From Saint Peter's Basilica and the Synod Hall in the Vatican, Opening Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region on the theme “new paths for the Church and for integral ecology.”


From Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis leads the faithful in the recitation of the Angelus prayer.


From Saint Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the opening of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region.


Pope Francis creates 13 new Cardinals at the Ordinary Public Consistory in Saint Peter’s Basilica. He reflects on the importance of being aware of God’s compassion.





In a special tree-planting ceremony in the Vatican Gardens, Pope Francis places the upcoming Synod for the Amazon under the protection of Saint Francis of Assisi.


Pope Francis' weekly General Audience. The Holy Father continues his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, focusing on deacon Philip converting an Ethiopian. 


From Saint Peter's Basilica, Missionary Vigil and Vespers presided over by Pope Francis for the start of the missionary month (October 2019).


From Saint Peter’s Square, Holy Mass presided over by Pope Francis on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Recitation of the Angelus prayer afterward.


From Saint Peter’s Square, the Holy Father’s General Audience from Wednesday, September 25, 2019.




Pope Francis address at his weekly general audience, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the “Our Father”, we now consider the penultimate invocation: “Lead us not into temptation”. Here our dialogue with God enters into the drama of the battle between our freedom and the snares of the evil one. It is not easy to accurately capture the exact meaning of the original Greek, but we can certainly say that God does not seek to put temptations in our way. Both tribulation and temptation, moreover, are mysteriously present even in the life of Jesus, and this experience makes him completely our brother. In the desert and in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus overcomes any temptation to abandon the Father’s will. When we in turn are tempted, we know that we are not alone: for Christ has already taken on himself the weight of our cross, calling us to carry it with him and to entrust ourselves to the Father’s faithful love.