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

Forgetting our baptism is to forget our identity, Pope Francis says

Jan 7, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis spoke of the importance of remembering the day of our baptism, which he said is more... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Midnight Mass for Christmas Dec. 24, 2017.

Jesus' coming is an invitation to conversion, Pope Francis says

Dec 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday Pope Francis said there is a strong link between the death of St. Stephan, the Church's first martyr,... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Dec. 8, 2017.

Mary is a perfect example of how to respond to God's plan, Pope says

Dec 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

With Christmas just a day away, Pope Francis said Mary's humble and modest response at the announcement of Jesus' birth... Read more

Pope Francis laughing outside of St. Peter's Basilica during the general audience on April 1, 2015.

Pope Francis' three Christmas ingredients: joy, prayer, gratitude

Dec 17, 2017

With Christmas just eight days away, Pope Francis said three simple attitudes can help prepare us to welcome Jesus Christ.  Read more

Pope Francis recites the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Nov. 19, 2017.

Pope: Are you afraid of God? If so, you don't really know who he is

Nov 19, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis on Sunday cautioned against having a “mistaken” idea of God as harsh and punishing, saying this fear will... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his May 31, 2017, general audience.

Pope: the saints weren't perfect, but they allowed God to touch their lives

Nov 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis marked All Saints' Day Wednesday saying the saints are honored not because they were perfect or did everything... Read more

Pope Francis gives benediction on the Feast of Corpus Christi May 26, 2016.

Pope Francis: In the Eucharist we receive the grace to love

Oct 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday Pope Francis reflected on Jesus’ command to love God above all things, and your neighbor as yourself, saying... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before his Wednesday general audience Dec. 2, 2015.

The 'novelty' of Christianity is love, not revenge, Pope Francis says

Oct 8, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said the new and unique perspective offered by Christianity is an attitude of love, rather than... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, May 4, 2016.

Pope Francis: God is calling you to work in his kingdom

Sep 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

No one is “unemployed” when it comes to spreading the message of the Gospel, Pope Francis has said, because each... Read more

Pope Francis during his June 7, 2017, Wendesday general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: summer is an ideal time to re-focus our life on God

Aug 6, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said the Feast of the Transfiguration is an invitation to put God and others first, adding... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee of Mercy audience June 18, 2016.

When we seek Christ, we gain much more than we lose, Francis says

Jul 30, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis said that when we seek out Christ, sacrificing everything in the process, in the end we... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Pope: the choice between good, evil is one we all have to make

Jul 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said good and evil are often entwined, and that as sinners, we can't label any one... Read more

Pope Francis smiles in St. Peter's Square June 14, 2017.

Jesus not only sows the seed, he’ll pull the thorns, Pope Francis says

Jul 16, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis said that in the parable of the seed and the sower Jesus invites us to reclaim... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday, 2015.

No matter who you are, make Christ your number one, Pope Francis says

Jul 2, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis said that everyone – lay or religious – must put their relationship with Jesus above all... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Christ doesn’t promise freedom from difficulties, Pope says

Jun 25, 2017

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that following Christ does not mean our lives will... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope asks for moment of silence for victims of Portugal forest fires

Jun 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sunday, following the Angelus, Pope Francis asked pilgrims in St. Peter's Square to pause for a silent moment of prayer... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience May 22, 2015.

Let go of 'false lights' that lead down the wrong path, Pope says

Mar 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said Lent is a key time to open ourselves to the light of Christ and let... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday, 2015.

Pope Francis: This Lent, seek the only ‘well’ that satisfies – Christ

Mar 19, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the life-giving water we received... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Do you read the Bible as often as you check your phone? Francis asks

Mar 5, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis said if we want to fight against the temptation of sin, we... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea. Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope prays for victims of terrorist attacks in Iraq and Pakistan

Feb 19, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

After leading the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for all those affected by violence and war around the world, particularly... Read more