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Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021.

Pope Francis on Easter: Christ’s wounds are the ‘seal of his love for us’

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Angelus address Feb. 21, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: The Lord does not permit darkness to have the last word

Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important to remember when facing a difficult trial that the “Lord is Risen... Read more

Pope Francis at Mass for the repose of the souls of deceased bishops Nov. 4, 2019.

Remember the final judgement, Pope Francis says at Mass for recently deceased bishops

Pope Francis urged Catholics to meditation on the final judgement at a Mass offered Monday for the souls of cardinals... Read more

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

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

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

Pope Francis gives his apostolic blessing on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019.

Easter brings a 'new world,' Pope Francis says in Urbi et Orbi

Christ’s resurrection ushers in a new world – one of peace, love, and fraternity, Pope Francis said on Easter Sunday,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 20, 2017.

Pope urges Catholics to be moved by joy of the resurrection

On Sunday Pope Francis visited a Roman parish, telling Mass-goers to allow themselves to be moved by the immense joy... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for deceased bishops and cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 3, 2017.

Choose everlasting life, not death, Pope Francis says

On Friday Pope Francis said that in contemplating death we are reminded of our ultimate purpose – and how the... Read more

Resurrection art inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcre, Old City of Jerusalem.

US bishops: This Easter season, let yourself be filled with joy

Easter is a joyous reminder that Jesus’ Resurrection overcomes fear and doubt, the U.S. bishops said in their 2017 Easter... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Easter Sunday April 16, 2017.

Be men and women of life, Pope Francis says Easter Monday

On Easter Monday, Pope Francis stressed that Christ’s resurrection calls each of us to bring the message of Easter –... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for deceased cardinals and bishops in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 3, 2015.

Pope: if you don't serve others, then what are you living for?

Though letting go of yourself and living for others can make you seem weak in the eyes of the world,... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on May 20, 2015.

Don't blame God when someone dies – trust in the resurrection, Pope says

Instead of blaming God when a parent loses a child – or vice versa – families should remember that because... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, April 16, 2014.

Bodily resurrection is key to Christian identity, Pope reminds

Bodily resurrection is a reality which is the seal of our identity as Christians, Pope Francis said in his Friday... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his General Audience on Dec. 4 2013

Pope: 'seed of eternity' has been planted in our hearts

During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the resurrection of the body, explaining that we are “imprinted” with eternal... Read more