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Pope Francis: Migrants and refugees have ‘enormous potential’ to help society

Pope Francis visits a reception center for asylum seekers in Castelnuovo di Porto, Italy, on March 24, 2016. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, May 12, 2022 / 04:27 am (CNA).

The pope made the comment in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022.

Pope Francis meets wives of Ukrainian soldiers fighting to defend Mariupol

Pope Francis meets Kateryna Prokopenko and Yulya Fedosiuk in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, May 11, 2022 / 10:30 am (CNA).

‘You are our last hope. We hope that you can save their lives. Please don’t let them die.’

Vatican following news of Cardinal Zen’s arrest ‘with concern’

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican City, May 11, 2022 / 09:11 am (CNA).

The Holy See said it was ‘following the development of the situation with extreme attention.’

Pope Francis’ advice on retirement: Leave ‘a legacy of good, rather than just goods’

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, May 11, 2022 / 04:50 am (CNA).

The pope was speaking at his general audience.

Bishop: New Vatican constitution gives value to Catholic bishops’ conferences

St. Peter’s Basilica, pictured on March 19, 2013. / Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Vatican City, May 10, 2022 / 09:05 am (CNA).

Bishop Marco Mellino was addressing the heads of Vatican dicasteries.

Who are the 4 women being canonized this weekend?

The canonization of John Henry Newman in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 13, 2019. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, May 10, 2022 / 06:00 am (CNA).

Pope Francis will preside over the first canonizations in more than two years on May 15.

Pope Francis invites grandparents to join a ‘spiritual and non-violent revolution’

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, May 10, 2022 / 03:35 am (CNA).

The pope made the appeal in his message for the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

Pope Francis to LGBT people: God ‘does not disown any of his children’

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 4, 2022. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, May 9, 2022 / 10:45 am (CNA).

“A ‘selective’ church, one of ‘pure blood,’ is not Holy Mother Church, but rather a sect,” the pope said.

What’s the future of Catholic-Russian Orthodox relations?

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, addresses Pope Francis at the Vatican, May 6, 2022. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, May 9, 2022 / 05:35 am (CNA).

Pope Francis appears to have burned ecumenical bridges with Moscow. Vatican Cardinal Kurt Koch is seeking to rebuild them.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

Bishop-elect Michael G. Woost. / Diocese of Cleveland.

Vatican City, May 9, 2022 / 05:05 am (CNA).

Bishop-elect Michael G. Woost is a priest of the Cleveland diocese.