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Did you know Mother Teresa experienced visions of Jesus?

Mother Teresa. / India 7 Network via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2021 / 09:42 am (CNA).

Even her friend of more than 30 years, Father Sebastian Vazhakala, did not know Mother Teresa had conversations with and visions of Jesus before forming the Missionaries of Charity.

Pope Francis: To seek status over service is a spiritual illness

Pope Francis speaks during the Angelus prayer. / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2021 / 06:03 am (CNA).

Do good from a spirit of service, not from a desire for personal glory, Pope Francis said on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis ordains Msgr. Guido Marini a bishop in St. Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis lays his hands on the head of Guido Marini during his episcopal consecration in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 17, 2021 / Daniel Ibanez/EWTN/Vatican Pool

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2021 / 05:21 am (CNA).

“The first task of the bishop is to pray,” Pope Francis said during the homily.

Pope Francis: Catholic social teaching has useful principles for popular movements to follow

A screenshot of Pope Francis speaking during the fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements Oct. 16, 2021 / CNA

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2021 / 09:44 am (CNA).

Pope Francis spoke over video call to participants in the fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements.

Pope Francis to meet 500 poor in Assisi on Nov. 12

On Nov. 17, 2019, Pope Francis shared a free lunch with nearly 1,500 poor people invited to dine at the Vatican for the 3rd annual World Day of the Poor / / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2021 / 07:10 am (CNA).

The encounter will mark the Catholic Church’s 5th annual celebration of the World Day of the Poor.

What is the seal of confession? A Q&A with Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary / / Gianluigi Persi (public domain).

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2021 / 04:30 am (CNA).

To learn more about the secrecy of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we spoke to Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the head of the Vatican’s Apostolic Penitentiary.

Pope Francis defends conscientious objection to abortion, euthanasia in healthcare

Pope Francis meets participants in a congress promoted by the Italian Society of Hospital Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services of Health Authorities at the Vatican, Oct. 14, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Oct 14, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The pope was speaking to Italian pharmacists.

Italy’s high court overturns arrest warrant against Vatican broker Gianluigi Torzi

The Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome, Italy. / Sergio D’Afflitto via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 it).

Vatican City, Oct 14, 2021 / 06:30 am (CNA).

The case has been sent back to Rome’s Tribunal for Review.

Pope Francis approves beatification of Colombian sister filled with ‘ardent apostolic zeal’

Mother María Berenice receives the Eucharist during a period of illness. / Hermanitas de la Anunciación.

Vatican City, Oct 13, 2021 / 06:22 am (CNA).

Mother María Berenice died in 1993 at the age of 94.

Pope Francis: The Gospel opens every culture to greater freedom in Christ

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 13, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Oct 13, 2021 / 05:45 am (CNA).

He was speaking at his weekly general audience.