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Pope Francis welcomes giant puppet to Vatican

Pope Francis greets children in the San Damaso Courtyard during the puppet Little Amal’s visit to the Vatican, Sept. 10, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The 11-foot-tall puppet symbolizes unaccompanied refugee children.

Pope Francis to missionaries: ‘If you want to be witnesses, you can’t cease being adorers’

Pope Francis greets Fr. Mathew Vattamattam, superior general of the Claretian Missionaries, at the Vatican, Sept. 9, 2021 / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

The pope was speaking to Claretian Missionaries.

Pope Francis names Legionary bishop as president of Vatican City State governorate

Bishop Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C. / legrc.org via Wikimedia (CC0).

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2021 / 04:50 am (CNA).

He succeeds 78-year-old Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello as head of government of Vatican City.

Pope Francis: Mary teaches us to listen to the voice of the voiceless

Pope Francis blesses a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. / null

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

He was addressing participants in the 25th International Mariological Marian Congress.

Pope Francis sends 15,000 ice creams to Rome prisoners

An ice-cream stand near St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. / Motivarte via Shutterstock.

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA).

The gelati were delivered by papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski.

Pope Francis: ‘Rediscover the beauty of being children of God’

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 8, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2021 / 05:30 am (CNA).

At his general audience, the pope appealed for peace in Ethiopia.

Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican leaders call climate crisis a ‘devastating injustice’

Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby, and Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy, Sept. 20, 2016. / Tiziana Fabi/AFP via Getty Images.

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2021 / 10:00 am (CNA).

The three leaders said: ‘We repent of our generation’s sins.’

Vatican releases synod on synodality preparatory documents

Synod on the Family meeting in the Synod Hall in Vatican City on Oct. 21, 2015. / L’Osservatore Romano.

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2021 / 03:30 am (CNA).

The Vatican unveiled a working document and handbook.

Pope Francis greets Afghan refugees after Vatican documentary screening

Pope Francis greets people after a documentary screening at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Sept. 6, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2021 / 03:10 am (CNA).

He offered those who escaped the chaos in Kabul words of ‘affection and comfort.’

Pope Francis prays for victims of Hurricane Ida

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Vatican City, Sep 5, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA).

Hurricane Ida was one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall on the U.S. mainland.