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Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis urges Catholics to follow ‘God’s logic’

Aug 2, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to follow “God’s logic” by taking responsibility for the welfare of others.  Read more

Pope Francis is pictured during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis deplores firebomb attack on Catholic cathedral in Nicaragua

Aug 2, 2020

Pope Francis deplored a firebomb attack on a cathedral in Nicaragua Sunday.  Read more

A detail from a graphic promoting the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life campaign.

Vatican dicastery launches ‘send a hug’ campaign for elderly isolated by pandemic

Jul 27, 2020

The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life launched a new campaign Monday urging young people to “send a hug”... Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis: ‘If we want, we can become good soil’

Jul 12, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to reflect on whether they are receptive to the Word of God.   Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis expresses sadness after Hagia Sophia is declared a mosque

Jul 12, 2020

Pope Francis expressed his sadness Sunday after Turkey’s decision to convert the former Byzantine cathedral of Hagia Sophia back into... Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis: ‘There is no true love without the cross’

Jun 28, 2020

There is no true love without the cross, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.  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 at the general audience Sept. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis: Judge your own heart first – not that of those in need

Jul 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to new priests May 12, 2019.

Confused about life? Listen to the Good Shepherd, Pope Francis advises

May 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis advised listening to and speaking with Christ the Good Shepherd in prayer, so that one can... Read more

In Michelangelo's Pietà, the Virgin Mary holds her Son as she did at his birth.

St. Stephen’s Day connects Christ’s birth to his salvific mission, Pope Francis says

Dec 26, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The feast of the first Christian martyr, St. Stephen, falls the day after Christmas —  timing that contains an important... Read more

Officials look through the wreckage of damaged buildings in Carita, Indonesia on December 23, 2018.

Pope Francis asks for prayers for Indonesia after deadly tsunami

Dec 23, 2018

By Courtney Mares

After a deadly tsunami struck Indonesia Saturday night, killing more than 200 people and injuring hundreds more, Pope Francis has... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis marks World War I centenary with message of peace

Nov 11, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The bells of St. Peter’s Basilica rang out in unison with thousands of other church bells around the world Sunday... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis mourns victims of attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

Nov 4, 2018

By Courtney Mares

“I pray for the victims, pilgrims killed just because they are Christians, and I ask Holy Mary to console their... Read more

Irish voters support daily Angelus broadcast

Oct 30, 2018

Irish voters supported overwhelmingly last week a daily broadcast of the “Angelus Bells” on national broadcasting network RTE.  Read more

Pope Francis bowed in prayer in St. Peter's Basilica September 2015.

Pope Francis prays for victims of synagogue shooting

Oct 28, 2018

By Courtney Mares

“May the The Most High welcome the dead in his peace, comfort their families and support the wounded,” Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis leads pilgrims in praying the Angelus Jan. 6, 2018.

Pope: God doesn't meet our expectations – he surprises us instead

Jul 8, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis said Sunday that God always surprises people with the way he works, and because of this, believers should... Read more

Pope Francis leads pilgrims in praying the Angelus Jan. 6, 2018.

Pope Francis: God works in mysterious ways – trust him

Jun 17, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis compared the action of grace to the growth of seeds planted in a garden, saying God... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

Pope Francis: The crucifix is for prayer, not decoration

Mar 18, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday Pope Francis said that the crucifix is not just something decorative to hang on the wall or wear,... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for the general audience Sept. 21, 2016.

The soul is God’s temple, not your own, Francis warns

Mar 4, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Like Jesus cast out the merchants from the temple in Jerusalem, we should drive the desire for personal gain and... Read more

Pope Francis at the Angelus Jan. 28, 2018.

Pope Francis 'signs up' for World Youth Day in Panama

Feb 11, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

After the Angelus Sunday, with the help of a tablet and two young people, Pope Francis signed up for World... Read more