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Pope Francis to visit Kazakhstan in September

Map of Kazakhstan. / Shutterstock

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 1, 2022 / 05:05 am (CNA).

The pope will attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan.

Coveting wealth and possessions blind us to the ‘true goods of life,’ Pope Francis says

Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of coveting wealth and possessions during his Angelus reflection in St. Peter's Square in Rome on July 31, 2022. / Vatican Media

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 31, 2022 / 06:32 am (CNA).

Covetousness is the “unbridled greed for possessions, always desiring to be rich,” the pope explained.

Full text: Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Canada

Pope Francis speaking to journalists on the flight from Canada to Rome, Italy, on July 30, 2022 / Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Jul 30, 2022 / 04:53 am (CNA).

Pope Francis returned to Rome on Saturday after a week-long trip to Canada. During the July 24 to 30 trip, the pope visited Edmonton, Québec, and Iqaluit on what he called a “penitential pilgrimage” to apologize to the country’s indigenous communities.

Pope Francis on birth control: Can the teaching of the Church on contraception change?

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Malta, April 3, 2022. / Vatican Media.

Rome Newsroom, Jul 30, 2022 / 04:38 am (CNA).

Can the Church’s teaching on birth control change? During Pope Francis’ return flight from Canada, a journalist asked him about the possibility of a development in the Church’s teaching on contraception.

Pope Francis: Canada's residential schools system was 'cultural genocide'

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. / Alan Holdren/CNA

CNA Newsroom, Jul 30, 2022 / 03:09 am (CNA).

Pope Francis has agreed with the view that the forced removal of Indigenous children and their treatment in Canada’s residential school system was a form of “cultural genocide.”

Pope Francis says he has 'said all he has to say' in 2019 letter to German Catholics about the 'Synodal Way'

Pope Francis speaking with journalists on the papal plane on July 30. / Vatican Media

CNA Newsroom, Jul 30, 2022 / 02:22 am (CNA).

The latest Vatican intervention against the German "Synodal Way" was published by the Secretariat of State, but he himself has said “everything he had to say” in his own letter to German Catholics, Pope Francis told journalists.

Pope Francis: ‘The Lord will say’ when it is time to retire

Pope Francis speaking to journalists on the flight from Canada to Rome, Italy on July 30, 2022 / Vatican Media

Rome, Italy, Jul 30, 2022 / 01:47 am (CNA).

Pope Francis said Saturday that he is “open” to the possibility of retiring if he discerns that it is God’s will.

‘Overstepping the mark': Is the Order of Malta in serious jeopardy?

Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi. / Martin Micallef/Maltese Association Order of Malta via Flickr.

Rome Newsroom, Jul 29, 2022 / 09:17 am (CNA).

Do these new changes spell the end of sovereignty? And how might this affect the work of the order?

Pope Francis’ Canada trip: What is Iqaluit and why is he going there?

Two Inuit children return from school past a stop sign written in English in October 2002 in Iqaluit, northern Canada. Iqaluit is the capitol of Nunavut Territory in the Canadian Arctic. / Andre Forget/AFP via Getty Images

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 28, 2022 / 15:50 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis is set to fly to Iqaluit, Canada, on July 29, the last stop of his “penitential pilgrimage” to Canada.

The Vatican is asking Catholics to share their experiences of helping migrants and refugees

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience on June 22, 2022. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Rome Newsroom, Jul 28, 2022 / 03:16 am (CNA).

In a video message released on July 28 ahead of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis poses the question: “How can we foster an enriching encounter with migrants and refugees?”