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Holy Spirit enlivens Church, preaches Pope on Pentecost

Jun 8, 2014 - 06:02 am .- On the feast of Pentecost, Pope Francis focused his homily and Angelus address on the work of the Holy Spirit in guiding and giving life to the Church.

Jesus' wounds are the price of forgiveness, says Pope

Jun 1, 2014 - 06:32 am .- Pope Francis focused his Angelus message today on the saving power of Jesus’ redemption, explaining that the risen Christ who ascends to heaven brings the scars of his crucifixion with him.

Pope: Church problems solved through discussion, prayer

May 18, 2014 - 05:30 am .- In his Sunday Regina Coeli message, Pope Francis reflected on the apostles’ method of solving problems as an example for the whole Church.

Pope to newly ordained: always be merciful

May 11, 2014 - 06:38 am .- In his homily at an ordination Mass this morning, Pope Francis urged those becoming priests to follow Christ’s example of mercy in the sacrament of Confession.

Pope: Jesus journeys with us in the Eucharist

May 4, 2014 - 06:03 am .- In his Sunday homily delivered at a Polish parish in Rome, Pope Francis meditated on the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist as a source of strength for Christians.

Pope distributes free copies of Gospels

Apr 6, 2014 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis handed out free pocket-sized copies of the gospels to crowds filling St. Peter’s square for the Sunday Angelus, as an encouragement to read the word of God.

Upcoming day of reconciliation announced by Pope

Mar 23, 2014 - 06:38 am .- During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis announced that March 29-30 would be “24 hours for the Lord,” during which people can find special opportunities for prayer and the sacrament of confession.

Thwart temptation with the word of God, Pope exhorts

Mar 9, 2014 - 06:22 am .- In his Sunday Angelus message today, Pope Francis stressed the importance of resisting temptations by finding refuge in God’s word.

Pope: Heart full of desire for possessions is 'empty of God'

Mar 2, 2014 - 06:39 am .- Crowds filled a rainy St. Peter’s Square today to hear Pope Francis’ Angelus message, which focused on the importance of seeking God above all else, especially earthly goods.

Pope: Christmas reveals God's 'immense love'

Jan 5, 2014 - 09:07 am .- Pope Francis delivered his Sunday Angelus greeting to a packed St. Peter’s Square today, emphasizing the greatness of divine love revealed in God becoming man.

Pope prays for upcoming Synod of Bishops

Dec 29, 2013 - 05:26 am .- In his Angelus address given on the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis prayed especially for the approaching Synod of Bishops which will discuss pastoral challenges to the family.

Church is a 'house of joy,' Pope stresses on Gaudete Sunday

Dec 15, 2013 - 10:24 am .- In his Angelus address on the third Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis emphasized the joy of the Christian message and community.

Pope praises 'ridiculous' tax collector who sought Jesus

Nov 3, 2013 - 10:07 am .- In his Angelus message to the crowds in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis praised the ‘ridiculous’ actions of Zaccheus, the short tax collector who climbed a tree in order to be able to see Jesus in the crowds.

Pope: Prayer helps 'overcome evil with good'

Oct 20, 2013 - 07:27 am .- Pope Francis in his Sunday Angelus greeting taught that prayer is a ‘weapon’ in the struggle against evil.

Pope Francis: follow Jesus' Way of the Cross

Sep 8, 2013 - 09:55 am .- Pope Francis spoke to crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for Sunday’s Angelus, encouraging them to follow Christ on the way of the cross.

Pope Francis: Christianity is a way of life, not a label

Aug 25, 2013 - 09:38 am .- In his Sunday Angelus audience, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of truly living a Christian life rather than letting it become a superficial label.

Pope Francis criticizes 'ornamental' faith

Aug 18, 2013 - 10:22 am .- During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of a deep faith that is fixed on Jesus, warning against a religious life that is only superficial.

Pope Francis: What attracts our hearts 'like a magnet?'

Aug 11, 2013 - 10:27 am .- During his Sunday Angelus address from Rome, Pope Francis encouraged listeners to reflect upon the day's Gospel in which Jesus reminds his disciples to treasure the things of heaven.

Respond to the Lord's call, encourages Pope Francis

Aug 4, 2013 - 10:35 am .- During his Angelus address today, Pope Francis asked the crowds to pray with him that the World Youth Day pilgrims will continue to respond to God’s call in their daily lives.

Always unite prayer and action, Pope Francis says

Jul 21, 2013 - 10:37 am .- In his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis told crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square to unite prayer and action in Christian life.

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