Pope Francis

Pope Calls Gossip "A Plague Worse Than COVID"

(CNN) - Pope Francis has called gossip "a plague worse than COVID." Arguing the devil is a gossiper who aims to divide the church. Pope Francis has often spoken out against gossip since he became pope; calling on priests…

Pope Francis Denounces Racism As Sin

(CNN) - Pope Francis is calling the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer "tragic." And he says he's praying for him and "all those others who have lost their lives as a result…

Pope Issues New Spending Regulations

(CNN) - Pope Francis has issued new regulations for Vatican spending. The move is an attempt to boost transparency following a financial scandal last October involving a secret $200 million London property purchase. The new regulations are also aimed…

Pope: Young Don't Be Afraid To Help Others

(CNN) - Pope Francis is telling young Catholics to not be afraid to put their lives on the line for others during the coronavirus pandemic. The Pope held a Palm-Sunday mass in a deserted church, surrounded only by a…

Pope Calls For World To Come Together

(CNN) - Pope Francis is asking people to come together as the world faces the coronavirus crisis. After his weekly Angelus on Sunday, the Pope called for the world to stop "all forms of war" and act as "one…

Pope Lifts Secrecy Rules For Sex Abuse Cases

(CNN) - Pope Francis issued a declaration to lift Vatican secrecy rules for sex abuse cases. The Vatican made the announcement Tuesday on the Pope Francis' 83rd birthday. The move will allow the Catholic church to provide documents related…

Pope Francis Donates $500K To Help Migrants In Mexico

(CNN) - Pope Francis has donated half a million dollars to help migrants in Mexico. According to the Vatican the money will be used for housing, food and necessities, split among 16 congregations. The Pope's charity, Peter's Pence, released…

Pope Francis: New Guidelines On Sex Abuse

(CNN)- On Friday, the Vatican published new laws and guidelines against the sexual abuse of minors for employees and residents in the Vatican city state. The laws were signed personally by Pope Francis. In 2013, Pope Francis updated the…

Pope Tells Abusers To Surrender To Justice

(CNN) - In the wake of the sex abuse crisis within the U.S. Catholic church, the Pope spoke out forcefully against clergy members accused of inappropriate behavior. Pope Francis said Friday that those who abuse minors should turn themselves…