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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.

God is love but not in 'emotional' sense, Pope says

May 26, 2013 - 06:25 am .- As he celebrated the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis spoke about how God is love, but not in an “emotional” or “sentimental” way.

Pope Francis cracks two jokes in first Angelus, winning more hearts

Mar 17, 2013 - 06:20 am .- The new Pope's spontaneity was revealed again today after he cracked two jokes during his very first Angelus prayer in front of thousands.

Pope Benedict says he is not 'abandoning the Church'

Feb 24, 2013 - 05:05 am .- Around 120,000 pilgrims heard Pope Benedict XVI deliver his last Angelus address, in which he said that “the Lord called me to ‘climb the mountain,’ to devote myself even more to prayer and meditation,” a change that does not mean he is “abandoning the Church.”

Pope says Lent is spiritual battle

Feb 17, 2013 - 05:23 am .- Pope Benedict XVI used his second to last Angelus to tell thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square that Lent is a “spiritual battle.”

Trust in God's strength when you answer his call, Pope counsels

Feb 10, 2013 - 05:36 am .- Pope Benedict XVI spoke about how Jesus calls his followers to believe in his power to overcome their sins so that they do not stand in the way of answering his call.

Pope: Proclaim God's love with boldness

Feb 3, 2013 - 06:45 am .- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday asked Christians to proclaim God’s love with “boldness, humility and coherence” like Jesus.  

Liturgy teaches us to hear God's voice, Pope reflects

Jan 27, 2013 - 11:07 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told thousands gathered in St. Peter's square Jan. 27 that marking Sunday as a day of rest and engaging in the liturgy can teach us to listen to the voice of God.

Christmas is more than a party, Pope explains

Dec 9, 2012 - 07:25 am .- The Pope asked Catholics to prepare for Christmas amid a consumerist society by listening to the voice of John the Baptist, who teaches us to celebrate Christmas as more than a party.

Church responsible for spreading Christ's kingdom, Pope recalls

Nov 25, 2012 - 08:11 am .- After he celebrated Mass with six new cardinals for the feast of Christ the King, Pope Benedict spoke about God's kingdom and the Church’s role in making it present in the world.

Jesus Christ is constant in transient world, Pope says

Nov 18, 2012 - 04:27 pm .- During his Sunday Angelus remarks at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI said that the Sunday gospel reading about the passing of the world is a reminder that Jesus Christ is the focus and source of all creation.

Pope Benedict highlights faith, charity bond

Nov 11, 2012 - 01:35 pm .- In his Nov. 11 Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on Sunday’s Mass readings featuring two poor widows who provide timeless models of faith and charity.

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