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Pope Francis delivers his Regina Coeli address at the Vatican, May 23, 2021.

Pope Francis: Pray for China’s Christians

May 23, 2021

The pope made the appeal after his Regina Coeli address. Read more

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Coeli address at the Vatican.

Pope Francis: Children’s deaths in Israel-Gaza conflict ‘terrible and unacceptable’

May 16, 2021

The pope said that the violence risked “degenerating into a spiral of death and destruction.” Read more

Pope Francis waves during Regina Coeli address on May 2, 2021.

Pope Francis: To love like Christ means saying ‘no’ to love of money, vanity, power

May 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

"To love as Jesus means ... detaching ourselves from our own human certainties, from earthly comforts, in order to open... Read more

Pope Francis waves to people in St. Peter's Square during his Regina caeli address May 2, 2021.

Pope Francis: 'A truly Christian life bears witness to Christ'

May 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

"After Jesus ascended to the Father, it is the task of the disciples – it is our task – to... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Coeli address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis at the Regina Coeli: Mediterranean migrant deaths are ‘moment of shame’

Apr 25, 2021

Migrants reportedly died despite SOS calls being issued when their inflatable boat sank off the Libyan coast. Read more

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Coeli address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis at the Regina Coeli: ‘Never tire of seeking the risen Christ’

Apr 5, 2021

At the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to “never tire of seeking the risen Christ.” Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Regina Coeli address overlooking St. Peter’s Square May 31, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for pandemic-hit Amazon region at Regina Coeli

May 31, 2020

Pope Francis prayed for the pandemic-ravaged Amazon region Sunday as he gave his first Regina Coeli address overlooking St. Peter’s... Read more

Pope Francis offers his blessing following the Regina Coeli May 3, 2020.

Pope Francis to return to window overlooking St. Peter’s Square for Sunday prayer

May 26, 2020

Pope Francis will deliver his Regina Coeli address from the window overlooking St. Peter’s Square this Sunday for the first... Read more

Pope Francis blesses an almost empty St. Peter's Square May 10, 2020.

Remember you are made for heaven, says Pope Francis

May 10, 2020

We must always remember that we are made for heaven, Pope Francis said in his Regina Coeli address Sunday.   Read more

Pope Francis blesses an almost empty St. Peter’s Square April 13, 2020.

Pope Francis commends women caring for others under coronavirus lockdown

Apr 13, 2020

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to pray for women who are currently caring for children, aiding the elderly, or working... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his May 31, 2017, general audience.

Pope Francis: The Lord invites us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit

May 26, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Church cannot remain static because the Holy Spirit guides her along the paths of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis: The resurrection is the most shocking event in human history

Apr 22, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Monday that the resurrection of Christ is the most shocking event in human history.  Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope lauds 'courageous' effort made by Korean leaders for peace

Apr 29, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis praised the recent agreement signed by North and South Korean leaders aimed at reconciliation and denuclearization,... Read more

Pope Francis bowed in prayer in St. Peters Basilica on Sept. 2, 2015.

Pope Francis: Every violation of the body is an 'outrage' to God

Apr 15, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis issued a moving prayer for all those whose bodies have been hurt or exploited, including those... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Celebrate Christ's resurrection with community, Pope says Easter Monday

Apr 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Easter Monday, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to celebrate Easter with their community of family and friends, taking time to... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St Peter's Square Jan. 10, 2016.

Our task is to make the Gospel accessible, Pope Francis says

May 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

On the Feast of the Ascension, Pope Francis said that when Jesus rose into heaven, he entrusted his Church with... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope prays for victims of heightened violence in Central African Republic

May 21, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis offered his prayer and support for victims of a recent jump in violence in the Central... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St Peter's Square, Feb. 12, 2017.

Pope Francis warns against 'false wisdom' that distracts from God

May 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

Reflecting on the image of the Good Shepherd, Pope Francis said his is the only voice that leads us to... Read more

Pope Francis before the leading the Regina Coeli in St. Peter's Square April 30, 201.

Francis prays for victims of the ongoing crisis in Venezuela

Apr 30, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his Regina Coeli address on Sunday, Pope Francis called attention to the violence in Venezuela, offering up his prayers... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 7, 2015.

Mercy is key to the life of faith, Pope Francis says

Apr 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said mercy is essential in living the Christian life, because it not only allows... Read more