Pope Francis

Pope Francis Gets First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN) - The Vatican confirmed on Thursday that Pope Francis has received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. However, the statement released by spokesman Matteo Bruni doesn't say when the Pope was inoculated. It adds that Pope Emeritus…

Pope In Line For COVID Vaccine, Speaks Out On Riots

(CNN) -The Pope speaking out on two major stories Saturday, coronavirus and the deadly attack at the U.S. capitol. Pope Francis says he's planning to take the COVID-19 vaccine when vaccinations begin at the Vatican next week. He says…

Vatican Vaccination Campaign To Begin This Month

(CNN) - The Vatican's COVID-19 vaccination campaign will begin in the coming days. With the first doses of the vaccine expected to arrive at the Vatican next week. This according to the Vatican's Health Department. Vaccinations will begin on…

Pope Francis To Visit Iraq In March

(CNN) - The Vatican press office announced that Pope Francis will travel to Iraq in March of next year. It will be the first time any Pope has visited the country. It also could be Francis’ first trip outside…

Pope Says His Illness Helps Him Relate To Patients

(CNN) - In his new book, published on Monday, Pope Francis explains how his own experience with a life-threatening illness helps him relate to COVID-19 patients in intensive care. The Pope describes his lung illness which was diagnosed when…

Vatican Officials Trying To Convince Pope To Wear Mask

(CNN) - The Vatican is trying to convince Pope Francis to wear a mask in public. That's according to the Vatican’s coordinator for its COVID-19 commission. The spokesman says he's hopeful the pope will start to wear a mask…

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…