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Pope Francis at the general audience Nov. 15, 2017.

Elevator malfunction leaves pope stuck before Angelus

Sep 1, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis begged the pardon of the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square Sunday, explaining that he was late because... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall Aug. 21, 2019.

Pope Francis: Self-interest and hypocrisy destroy the Church

Aug 21, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis decried hypocrisy and self-interest Wednesday, saying that Christian community should always be characterized by generosity and solidarity.    Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on June 4, 2014.

Hearing God's voice is hard if you're self-absorbed, Pope warns

Nov 4, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis cautioned not to be too self-reliant, saying that this attitude can lead to... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

Christian life is not navel-gazing – it's self-giving, Pope says

Sep 11, 2014

During his homily at daily Mass on Thursday Pope Francis focused on authentic Christian love, stressing that it’s not selfish,... Read more

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Portsmouth, Iowa.

Late Iowa farmer hid generosity throughout life, priest says

Feb 18, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Edwin “Bud” Skalla, who died last November, was a bachelor farmer whose magnanimity was made known only after he passed... Read more