2019 is Pope Francis’ sixth anniversary as pope, his 83rd birthday and his 50th anniversary as a priest as well as a year confronted with the clerical abuse crisis.
Catholic screenwriter Anthony McCarten focuses on the two pontiffs, but also on the struggles of young Jesuit Father Jorge Bergoloio, the future Pope Francis, in Argentina during the South American nation’s “dirty war” years.
The Catholic faithful across the United States are being invited to pray for Pope Francis as he celebrates 50 years as a priest.
The Vatican unveiled the Nativity scene and lit the Christmas tree with energy-saving lights in St. Peter’s Square during a late afternoon ceremony Dec. 5.
Pope Francis said after the Angelus Dec. 1 he was concerned and saddened following two months of protests in Iraq that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people.
Pope Francis will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood Dec. 13, 2019.
Pope Francis gave the relic fragment to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, which oversees the main churches and shrines associated with the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Pope Francis led prayers for the people of Albania after the country was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake.