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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.

Pope reflects on the power of love

Nov 4, 2012 - 11:16 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s Nov. 4 Angelus address reflected on the Sunday Mass reading from St. Mark’s Gospel about the “greatest of all commandments,” giving special attention to the commandment to love God and neighbor.

Pope: saints connect us with eternity, fullness of life

Nov 1, 2012 - 11:38 am .- Pope Benedict said that the solemnity of All Saints should help people reflect on the link between the Church on earth and the heavenly Church “that celebrates the never-ending feast.”

Missionaries under the care of Mary, Pope says

Oct 21, 2012 - 11:07 am .- Marking the celebration of Missions Sunday, Pope Benedict encouraged the faithful to entrust all missionaries to the guidance of Mary, Queen of all Saints.

God's love stronger than the attraction of wealth, Pope says

Oct 14, 2012 - 10:19 am .- Pope Benedict XVI said that although riches should pose no barrier to serving the Kingdom of God, Christ's love fulfills humanity's deepest needs in a way that wealth is unable to.

Pope: Rejoice when non-Catholics do good

Sep 30, 2012 - 01:19 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI says that Catholics should be delighted whenever non-Catholics do what is good or embrace what is true.

'Be opened' sums up Christ's mission, Pope says

Sep 9, 2012 - 11:29 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says that the public ministry of Jesus Christ is encapsulated in one “small but very important” Aramaic word: “Ephphatha.”

Living God's law with integrity brings liberation, says Pope

Sep 2, 2012 - 03:18 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI says that God’s law brings personal liberation to each person who embraces it and lives it with integrity.

Pope says Christ's life was one of sacrifice, not popularity

Aug 19, 2012 - 10:42 am .- Pope Benedict XVI said that Jesus did not seek recognition during his public ministry but chose instead to preach the sometimes difficult truth of “his sacrifice of love.”

Pope praises Corpus Christi processions

Jun 10, 2012 - 11:09 am .- Pope Benedict XVI praised the “lively tradition” of holding solemn processions with the Blessed Sacrament “through the streets and squares” on the Feast of Corpus Christi. 

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