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Pope Francis on day of prayer for Ukraine: ‘Please, no more war’

Pope Francis during his general audience in the Paul VI Hall on Jan. 26, 2022. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, Jan 26, 2022 / 04:28 am (CNA).

‘I invite you to pray for peace in Ukraine and to do so often throughout this day.’

Pope Francis to parents: Never condemn a child

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 26, 2022. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Jan 26, 2022 / 03:35 am (CNA).

He encouraged parents to turn to St. Joseph for help, including those whose children are of ‘different sexual orientations.’

Pope Francis: ‘The Lord wants us to trust one another’

Pope Francis presides at the celebration of Second Vespers of the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul at Rome’s Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls, Jan. 25, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2022 / 13:15 pm (CNA).

The pope was preaching at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Pope Francis honors newly beatified El Salvador martyrs for their ‘heroic example’

Four martyrs are beatified at a Mass in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Jan. 22, 2022. / Camilo Freedman/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images.

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2022 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

Father Cosme Spessotto, Father Rutilio Grande, and two lay companions were declared blessed.

Vatican finance trial: Prosecutors again charge Cardinal Becciu with subornation of perjury

President of the Vatican City State Tribunal Giuseppe Pignatone / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2022 / 12:45 pm (CNA).

Cardinal Becciu is also charged with embezzlement and abuse of office. He has vigorously denied all the charges.

NY auxiliary appointed by Pope Francis will be one of world’s youngest bishops

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Espaillat. / Screenshot from Centro Católico Carismático YouTube channel.

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2022 / 05:49 am (CNA).

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Espaillat launched a podcast series called “Sainthood in the City” in 2021.

How St. Irenaeus helped save the early Church from schism

St. Irenaeus depicted in the apse of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Charleston, South Carolina. / Andrew Gould via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Vatican City, Jan 24, 2022 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis has proclaimed the saint a Doctor of the Church.

Pope Francis: Global synodal path ‘a great opportunity to listen to one another’

Pope Francis listens to a boy called Emanuele at St. Paul of the Cross parish, Rome, on April 15, 2018. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Jan 24, 2022 / 04:18 am (CNA).

He made the remark in his 2022 World Communications Day message.

Pope Francis: The Word of God rekindles hope

Pope Francis conferred on Catholics the lay ministries of catechist and lector at a Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God on Jan. 23, 2022. / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2022 / 15:10 pm (CNA).

During Mass for Sunday of the Word of God, Pope Francis formally conferred upon lay Catholics the ministries of lector and catechist.

Pope Francis calls for day of prayer for Ukraine

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address on Jan. 23, 2022 / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2022 / 11:55 am (CNA).

“I am following with concern the increase of tensions that threaten to inflict a new blow to the peace in Ukraine,” Pope Francis said.