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Pope: Eucharist helps us to see the face of Christ in others

Feb 12, 2014 - 04:17 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on how we live the Eucharist in our daily lives, explaining that it helps us to truly encounter others as a community, and opens us to God’s mercy.

The Pope 'came out to meet me', says priest who rode on popemobile

Jan 17, 2014 - 11:28 am .- “I was in Rome to meet the Pope, but it was the Pope who came out to meet me.” This is how Fr. Fabian Baez explained his impromptu Jan. 8 ride in the popemobile with Pope Francis.

Love of God 'scorches' our selfishness, Pope says

Oct 30, 2013 - 05:56 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Creed, stressing the centrality of the Communion of Saints in the faith and how that communion embraces and purifies the Church.

Pope Francis: the Church nurtures, loves us as a mother

Sep 11, 2013 - 11:18 am .- Pope Francis told thousands gathered for his weekly general audience that the Church is like our mother, who gives life to and nurtures the faithful.

Pope calls for end to 'plague' of child labor

Jun 12, 2013 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis has launched an appeal against child labor, calling it an “deplorable phenomenon" during his Wednesday general audience.

'God is stronger,' Pope insists as he urges outreach

Jun 12, 2013 - 10:19 am .- Pope Francis asked the tens of thousands of Catholics gathered in Saint Peter’s Square to overcome divisions and the fear of evangelizing by trusting that “God is stronger.”

Pope stresses threats to human person on Environment Day

Jun 5, 2013 - 09:52 am .- Pope Francis said that it is urgent to focus on people and not just on nature on World Environment Day.

Pope: Jesus' plan for humanity requires Catholic Church

May 29, 2013 - 07:56 am .- Pope Francis began a new series of reflections by saying that although some people want Jesus but not the Church, “it is the Church that brings us Christ” and reunites us to God.

Pope: Ask if your life promotes unity or division

May 22, 2013 - 06:44 am .- The Holy Spirit made it possible for everyone to hear the apostles in their own language on Pentecost, uniting people who were divided, Pope Francis said, calling on Christians to witness to the faith in a way that reconciles and is forgiving.

Holy Spirit leads to truth amid relativism, Pope counsels

May 15, 2013 - 04:42 am .- As he looked ahead to Pentecost, Pope Francis spoke about the Holy Spirit’s role in guiding Christians to know Jesus, who is the Truth, in an age of relativism.

God's living water satisfies deepest desires, Pope reflects

May 8, 2013 - 05:20 am .- The Holy Spirit is the “living water” that fulfills our lives because he tells us “we are loved by God,” Pope Francis proclaimed.

Pope urges Christians to remember final judgment

Apr 24, 2013 - 07:27 am .- Christians should not be frightened of the final judgment but should let it affect how they live, Pope Francis told the 100,000 pilgrims who filled St. Peter’s Square.

World misses God but it can see your joy, Pope tells audience

Apr 10, 2013 - 10:37 am .- Pope Francis urged Catholics to serve humanity by showing “the joy of being children of God” to the world, since it “no longer seems able to lift its gaze towards God.”

Women communicate God's look of love, Pope says

Apr 3, 2013 - 08:23 am .- During his second Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis said that women’s main role in the Church is to communicate God’s love.

Pope calls for end to Central African Republic violence

Mar 27, 2013 - 11:36 am .- Pope Francis appealed for an “immediate halt to violence and looting” in the Central African Republic after a coup toppled the country’s government over the weekend.

Holy Week is time to bring Christ to forgotten, Pope teaches

Mar 27, 2013 - 07:28 am .- Pope Francis said Holy Week is a time for moving beyond a “dull or mechanical” way of living the faith and to bring the joy of Christ to those who are most distant or in need.

Pope's final audience was bittersweet for cardinals

Feb 27, 2013 - 09:20 am .- The cardinals and bishops who attended Pope Benedict XVI’s last big public appearance made sure to show him their love and respect, but it was a hard moment as well.

Pope confident God will guide Church in days ahead

Feb 27, 2013 - 04:55 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told the 150,000 people who came to his final general audience that he is filled with trust and peace as he prepares to resign, because the Church is not his but God’s and he will “not let it sink.”

Pope urges conversion in face of modern temptations

Feb 13, 2013 - 10:00 am .- After thanking everyone for their love and prayers since he announced his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on how modern culture frequently offers people the temptation to set aside their faith.

Reason and love are behind Creation, Pope proclaims

Feb 6, 2013 - 08:19 am .- Even with modern scientific advances, it is still right to speak of the beginning of life as “Creation” because the world’s origin is rational and motivated by love, Pope Benedict XVI said.

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