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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.

Pope: God always desires hearts of mercy

Jul 14, 2013 - 09:55 am .- In his first Angelus message from Castel Gandolfo, Pope Francis said God desires “good and generous” hearts full of mercy for those in need.

Jesus does not want 'remote-controlled' Christians, Pope says

Jun 30, 2013 - 01:24 pm .- During his Sunday Angelus address to thousands of pilgrims, Pope Francis said that Jesus does not want Christians to succumb to either extreme of being self-absorbed or overly-dependent.

Church praying for new archbishops, Pope affirms

Jun 29, 2013 - 02:08 pm .- Pope Francis said the Church is praying for the dozens of new archbishops whom he greeted and gave wool vestments symbolizing fidelity to during in a Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica.

Catholics are called to 'daily martyrdom,' says Pope

Jun 23, 2013 - 10:26 am .- During his June 23 Angelus reflection, Pope Francis said the faithful are called to follow the example of the martyrs in losing their lives for Christ, even if they do not suffer violence for their faith.

Pope's friendliness impresses Harley-Davidson crowd

Jun 16, 2013 - 09:01 am .- Harley-Davidson owners flocked to St. Peter’s Square today for a chance to greet Pope Francis, and they came away struck by his friendliness and closeness to the people.

Harley-Davidson enthusiasts roll into Rome

Jun 14, 2013 - 04:30 am .- The low rumbling of hundreds of Harleys is overtaking the buzz of scooters and cars in the streets surrounding the Vatican, and on Sunday it will even be present in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope prays for Mafia's conversion

May 26, 2013 - 07:10 am .- Sicily celebrated the beatification of Father Giuseppe Puglisi yesterday, and Pope Francis used it as an occasion to pray for the conversion of the Mafia.

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