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Pope Francis: The desire for ‘eternal youth’ and ‘unlimited well-being’ is delusional conceit

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 10, 2022 / Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Aug 10, 2022 / 04:48 am (CNA).

Pope Francis said Wednesday that it is “delusional” to try to stop the natural passage of time in pursuit of “eternal youth” and “unlimited well-being.”

Cardinal Tomko, oldest living cardinal, dead at 98

Cardinal Jozef Tomko in 2018 at a shrine on Mount Zvir, above the village of Litmanová, Slovakia. / Sirocan69 via Wikimedia CC BY-SA 4.0

Rome Newsroom, Aug 8, 2022 / 04:53 am (CNA).

Cardinal Jozef Tomko died early Monday morning in Rome at the age of 98. At the time of his death, the Slovakian-born cardinal was the world’s oldest living member of the College of Cardinals.

Pope Francis: Put your trust in God and his care for you

Pope Francis gives his weekly Angelus address Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Aug 7, 2022 / 06:10 am (CNA).

“Do not be afraid — this is the certainty that your hearts should be attached to,” Pope Francis said.

Ahead of trip to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis meets with Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Anthony

Pope Francis meets with Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk at the Vatican, August 5, 2022 / Vatican media

CNA Newsroom, Aug 5, 2022 / 08:22 am (CNA).

Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, the new head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Pope Francis today. 

Pope Francis calls on young people to turn to Jesus like Blessed Carlo Acutis did

Pope Francis speaking to participants of an Italian youth camp on August 5, 2022 / Vatican media

CNA Newsroom, Aug 5, 2022 / 07:13 am (CNA).

Pope Francis told young Catholics on Friday that Jesus is not just a moral precept but a person and a great friend. 

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for August 2022

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address in St. Peter's Square, July 31, 2022. / Vatican Media

Denver Newsroom, Aug 4, 2022 / 15:12 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray for small businesses during the month of August. 

Pope Francis appoints nurse as his ‘personal health care assistant’

Pope Francis greets the crowd in a wheelchair at his general audience, Aug. 3, 2022. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican City, Aug 4, 2022 / 09:40 am (CNA).

The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis has appointed a “personal health care assistant.”

Pope Francis calls for 'justice and truth' ahead of Beirut blast anniversary

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Aug. 3, 2022. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican City, Aug 3, 2022 / 05:05 am (CNA).

Lebanon will mark the anniversary of the Beirut port explosion with a National Day of Mourning.

Pope Francis: Canada is ‘writing a new page’ in Church’s relationship with indigenous peoples

Pope Francis walked with a cane into Paul VI Hall for his Wednesday audience on Aug. 3, 2022. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican City, Aug 3, 2022 / 03:05 am (CNA).

The pope said that his visit to Canada was "a different journey” from the other international trips of his pontificate.

Pope Francis to Medjugorje youth festival: 'Follow the example of Mary'

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. / Miropink/Shutterstock.

Vatican City, Aug 2, 2022 / 09:30 am (CNA).

Pope Francis has urged the thousands of young people gathered at Medjugorje this week to follow the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who leads us closer to Christ.