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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Aug. 9, 2020.

Pope Francis pleads with Catholics not to gossip

Sep 6, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis implored Catholics Sunday not to gossip about one another’s faults, but instead to follow Jesus’ directive on fraternal... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 11, 2017.

Pope Francis warns against gossip, forgetting one's own sinfulness

Mar 3, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a visit to a Roman parish on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to stop gossiping and ruminating on the... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Santa Maria a Setteville parish in Rome Jan. 15, 2017.

If you're tempted to gossip, 'bite your tongue,' Pope Francis says

Jan 15, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis Sunday traveled to a parish on the outskirts of Rome where he visited a priest suffering from a... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at St. Stanislaus parish in Rome on May 4, 2014.

Even an insult is killing your brother, Pope Francis says

Jun 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on true brotherly love, explaining that if we really want to love one... Read more

Pope Francis meets with seminarians from the Pontifical Roman universities on May 12, 2014.

Gossip is the plague of community life, Pope tells seminarians

May 12, 2014

In a meeting with all of Rome’s seminarians, Pope Francis spoke frankly of the challenges of community life, including the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

Gossip is poisonous, insists Pope

Feb 16, 2014

Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus message emphasized the importance of avoiding all forms of slander in living a Christian life.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims druing his general audience on Sept. 25, 2013.

Gossip helps devil undermine Church, Pope says

Sep 28, 2013

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Vatican police force today, exhorting them to fight in the war against evil by... Read more