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Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on Sept. 11, 2022.

Pope Francis: Reach out to a friend who needs to hear that God loves them

Sep 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to imitate the Lord’s dedicated search “for the lost sheep.” Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta March 13, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for families stuck at home during coronavirus outbreak

Mar 14, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis offered his daily Mass on Saturday for families who must adjust to life with everyone at home, that... Read more

Pope Francis hears confessions at St. John Lateran in Rome March 2, 2017.

Pope Francis: God forgets our sins after confession

Sep 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that God forgets sins absolved within the confessional.  Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall on Jan. 16, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'God loves you, even if you forget Him'

Jan 16, 2019

By Courtney Mares

God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the... Read more

Pope Francis with a group of disabled children, led by Unitalsi Lazio in Santa Martha on May 29, 2015.

No one can take our dignity – not even the devil, Pope Francis says

May 11, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis said the father’s embrace in the Parable of the Prodigal Son is a reminder that we... Read more

Pope Francis receives the sacrament of Confession at a penance service held at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

God never tires of forgiving us, Pope reflects

Mar 28, 2014

Pope Francis dedicated his homily at Friday’s Mass to the mercy of God, emphasizing that while God is firm in... Read more