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Pope Francis expresses sorrow over ‘spiral of death’ in the Holy Land

Pope Francis prayed for peace in the Holy Land at the end of his Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023. / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Jan 29, 2023 / 08:10 am (CNA).

In his Sunday Angelus address, the pope expressed “great sorrow” for the death of Palestinians killed in an Israeli military raid and seven Israelis killed in a shooting.

Letter from Benedict XVI reveals the ‘central motive’ for his resignation, biographer says

Pope Benedict XVI revealed in a letter to his biographer that insomnia was the "central reason" why resigned in 2013. / Paul Badde/CNA

CNA Newsroom, Jan 29, 2023 / 07:15 am (CNA).

Benedict XVI said he had suffered from chronic insomnia since the early days of his pontificate, according to a letter he wrote to his biographer.

Pope Francis decries culture that ‘throws away’ unborn children, elderly, poor

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023. / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Jan 29, 2023 / 05:55 am (CNA).

In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis decried a culture that “throws away” unborn children, the elderly, and the poor if they are not useful.

Pope Francis clarifies comments on sin and homosexuality

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Jan. 18, 2023. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Rome Newsroom, Jan 28, 2023 / 05:00 am (CNA).

“I should have said ‘It is a sin, as is any sexual act outside of marriage,’” the pope wrote.

Pope Francis: Marriage is a lifelong union between a man and woman

Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience. / Daniel Ibáñez

Rome Newsroom, Jan 27, 2023 / 11:40 am (CNA).

Pope Francis on Friday reiterated the Church’s perennial teaching on marriage as a lifelong union between a man and a woman.

Pope Francis decries German Synodal Way as ‘neither helpful nor serious’

Cardinal Reinhard Marx and fellow bishops from Germany meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2022 / Vatican Media

CNA Newsroom, Jan 25, 2023 / 15:41 pm (CNA).

In an interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis decried the German Synodal Way as elitist and running the risk of bringing ideological harm to Church processes.

Pope Francis offers condolences for Monterey Park shooting

A woman takes a closer look at the names of 11 people killed in a mass shooting written on crosses and displayed during a candlelight vigil in front of the City Hall in Monterey Park, California, on Jan. 24, 2023. / Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

Rome Newsroom, Jan 25, 2023 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The pope sent a telegram to L.A. Archbishop José Gomez on Jan. 25 expressing his sadness and assuring his spiritual closeness to “those affected by this tragedy.”

Pope Francis: ‘I had nothing to do’ with Father Marko Rupnik case

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ, in an interview with EWTN in 2020. / EWTN

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 25, 2023 / 11:16 am (CNA).

For the first time, Pope Francis has commented publicly about the scandal surrounding Jesuit artist Father Marko Rupnik.

Pope Francis unpacks Jesus’ good news: ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled’

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Jan. 25, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 25, 2023 / 11:01 am (CNA).

Pope Francis told Christians Wednesday that if they want to understand Jesus they should pay close attention to the “good news” he brings in his sermon in the Nazareth synagogue.

‘I lost a dad’: Pope Francis speaks about losing Benedict XVI

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict embrace each other at the Vatican's Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, June 30, 2015. / L'Osservatore Romano.

Rome Newsroom, Jan 25, 2023 / 08:50 am (CNA).

In an interview with the AP, Pope Francis spoke about his relationship with his predecessor, Benedict XVI.