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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

Pope francis kisses a child in St. Peter's Square for the general audience Dec. 9, 2015.

Pope Francis: each life is sacred. Abandon no one.

Feb 5, 2017

On Sunday Pope Francis stressed the sanctity of life and encouraged Christians to fulfill Jesus Christ’s command to be salt... Read more

Pope Francis during a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope leads 'Hail Mary' for those affected by latest disasters in Italy

Jan 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

After his Angelus address Sunday Pope Francis prayed for those who have lost family and friends after the latest set... Read more

Unveiling of the Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square, Dec. 9, 2016.

Amid Christmas rush, don't forget to make time for silence, Pope says

Dec 18, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said that with Christmas just around the corner, it’s important to stop and make time for... Read more

Mary the Immaculate Conception. La Colosal. Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Be like Mary – say yes to God, but not halfway, Pope Francis says

Dec 8, 2016

By Elise Harris

The contrast between the “no” of man in the Garden of Eden and the “yes” of Mary at the Annunciation... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee audience on November 12, 2016.

Prepare for Christmas by conversion, Pope tells Advent Angelus crowd

Dec 4, 2016

The proclamation of John the Baptist to “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand” is a joyful one... Read more

Pope Francis receives a cross made by an inmate at the CeReSo n. 3 prison in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Feb. 17, 2016.

Pope asks authorities to grant clemency for prisoners during Jubilee

Nov 6, 2016

By Elise Harris

After celebrating Mass for prisoners in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis in his Angelus address appealed for better prison conditions... Read more

Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on October 2, 2013.

Pope prays for central Italy after second major earthquake

Oct 30, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sunday Pope Francis expressed his nearness to everyone affected by an earthquake which hit central Italy Sunday morning, asking for... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

Pope Francis: The truth can't be forced on people

Sep 25, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

God is shared with the world through love and authentic relationships, not by forcing the truth on people, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St Peters Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope: It's 'unacceptable' that civilians must pay the price of Syrian conflict

Aug 7, 2016

On Sunday, Pope Francis lamented at how many defenseless civilians are forced to “pay the price” of the ongoing Syrian... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Dec. 16, 2015.

Pope prays for pilgrims en route to Krakow for WYD

Jul 24, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis has asked for prayers as he, and all the pilgrims attending this year's World Youth Day, prepare to... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 3, 2014.

Pope responds to violence in Munich and Kabul with call for more prayer

Jul 24, 2016

By Ann Schneible

On Sunday, Pope Francis responded to recent acts of violence in Germany and Afghanistan, expressing his closeness to the families... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his jubilee general audience March 12, 2016.

The Good Samaritan isn't just a parable, it's a way of life, Pope says

Jul 10, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said the parable of the Good Samaritan isn’t just a nice passage to reflect on, but... Read more

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

Pope prays for victims of recent attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka

Jul 3, 2016

By Ann Schneible

On Sunday, Pope Francis remembered the victims of attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh over the weekend, and prayed for the... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square Aug. 26 2016.

Pope Francis in Mexico: let gratitude to God shape your lives

Feb 14, 2016

Thanksgiving was the focus of Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus remarks in Mexico. He invited the Mexican faithful to help make... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, May 21, 2014.

Pope appeals for 'martyred country' of Syria

Feb 7, 2016

By Ann Schneible

The plight of Syrian civilians involved in the nation's ongoing conflict was at the heart of Pope Francis' appeal to... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Jan. 10, 2016.

Pope Francis: It's not us, but God who takes the first step

Jan 31, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said that it’s the weak and vulnerable who are most valuable in God’s eyes, and stressed... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on November 11, 2015.

Pope Francis: While worldly kingdoms dominate, Christ’s kingdom liberates

Nov 22, 2015

By Ann Schneible

In a world which employs “weapons of fear” and manipulation, the strength of Christ’s kingdom is founded in truth and... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Pope: 'Deplorable' leak of private docs doesn’t damper Vatican reform

Nov 8, 2015

By Elise Harris, Ann Schneible

On Sunday Pope Francis spoke out for the first time on what has been called the most recent “Vatileaks” scandal... Read more

Pope Francis before the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica during the convocation of the Jubilee of Mercy, April 11, 2015.

Pope Francis to open Bangui's Holy Door while in Central African Republic

Nov 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis announced that he will jump-start the Jubilee of Mercy by opening the diocese of Bangui’s Holy... Read more