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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

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