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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square Nov. 15, 2020.

Pope Francis: Stretch out your hand to the poor

Nov 15, 2020

Jesus is telling us today to stretch out our hands to the poor, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address... Read more

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

Pope Francis prays for peace and justice in Nigeria

Oct 25, 2020

Pope Francis appealed for an end to violence in Nigeria after reciting the Angelus Sunday.  Read more

Pope Francis pictured at his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis to create 13 new cardinals, including Washington Archbishop Gregory

Oct 25, 2020

Pope Francis said Sunday that he will create 13 new cardinals, including Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory, at a consistory on... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Aug. 30, 2020.

Pope Francis: God is supreme

Oct 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics, by virtue of their baptism, must affirm to the world God’s primacy in human life and in history, Pope... Read more

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

Pope Francis says Blessed Carlo Acutis is a model for young people to put God first

Oct 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis provides a witness for young people that true happiness... Read more

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

‘Fratelli tutti’: Pope Francis presents new encyclical in Angelus address

Oct 4, 2020

Pope Francis introduced his new encyclical, “Fratelli tutti,” in his Angelus address Sunday, saying that “human fraternity and the care... Read more

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

Pope Francis: Put forgiveness and mercy at the heart of your life

Sep 13, 2020

We cannot demand God’s forgiveness for ourselves unless we are prepared to forgive our neighbors, Pope Francis said in his... Read more

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

Pope Francis: ‘Christian charity is not simple philanthropy’

Aug 23, 2020

Christian charity is more than simple philanthropy, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.  Read more

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