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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

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience June 24, 2015.

Saints are contagious examples of everyday holiness, Pope says

Nov 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said the mark of true holiness is living each day as a... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates New Years Eve Vespers in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 31, 2014.

Pope Francis: conversion isn't just an appearance – it's a matter of the heart

Aug 30, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis said that merely obeying the rules isn’t enough to make us holy, but... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis mourns death of 71 migrants who suffocated in abandoned truck

Aug 30, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented the death of 71 migrants – mostly from war-torn Syria – whose... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 27, 2015.

Pope Francis: Let Jesus satisfy your hunger for God

Jul 26, 2015

Jesus Christ’s miraculous multiplication of the loaves shows that he offers “fullness of life for hungry man,” Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Feb 18.

Let Jesus cleanse your heart, Pope Francis says

Mar 8, 2015

Pope Francis drew a penitential lesson from Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple, encouraging Christians to allow Jesus to drive out... Read more

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

Jesus has no 'proxy'– he touches our wounds with his hands, Pope says

Feb 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis focused on mercy, noting how Jesus heals not by giving lectures, but by... Read more

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

Pope Francis' tough words against horrors of human trafficking

Feb 8, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis marked the Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking by calling on governments to remove this “shameful... Read more

'Immaculate Conception' by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1628.

For Francis, Mary teaches us to share with others the graces we receive

Dec 8, 2014

By Ann Schneible

In his Angelus address for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, Pope Francis said because everything we have... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 18, 2014.

Dialogue with immigrants overcomes tensions, Pope says

Nov 16, 2014

Pope Francis made an appeal for peace and dialogue with members of immigrant communities in his remarks after the weekly... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his first Sunday Angelus on March 17, 2013.

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, Lesotho

Sep 7, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Addressing thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis called for peace in Ukraine... Read more

Pope Francis at the May 15, 2013 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope: When we become worldly, we lose Christian flavor

Aug 31, 2014

Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should instead... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis challenges with question: How is your faith?

Aug 24, 2014

During his Angelus address Sunday Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel account of Saint Peter's recognition of Jesus as the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, May 7, 2014.

Jesus is the great treasure, Pope teaches

Jul 27, 2014

Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the priceless value of encountering Jesus, noting that Jesus’ parables speak of those who are... Read more

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

Pope laments exodus of last Christians from Mosul

Jul 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his weekly Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of... Read more