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Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter’s Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Catholics are called to 'daily martyrdom,' says Pope

Jun 23, 2013

During his June 23 Angelus reflection, Pope Francis said the faithful are called to follow the example of the martyrs... Read more

Patrick from the Corsica, France chapter of Harley-Davidson poses in front of St. Peter's Basilica on June 16, 2013. Lauren Cater/CNA.

Pope's friendliness impresses Harley-Davidson crowd

Jun 16, 2013

Harley-Davidson owners flocked to St. Peter’s Square today for a chance to greet Pope Francis, and they came away struck... Read more

Harley owners gather in Pius XII square just across from St. Peter's Basilica on June 14, 2013.

Harley-Davidson enthusiasts roll into Rome

Jun 14, 2013

The low rumbling of hundreds of Harleys is overtaking the buzz of scooters and cars in the streets surrounding the... Read more


Pope prays for Mafia's conversion

May 26, 2013

Sicily celebrated the beatification of Father Giuseppe Puglisi yesterday, and Pope Francis used it as an occasion to pray for... Read more

Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter’s Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

God is love but not in 'emotional' sense, Pope says

May 26, 2013

As he celebrated the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis spoke about how God is love, but not... Read more

Pope Francis gives his first Angelus from his window at St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis cracks two jokes in first Angelus, winning more hearts

Mar 17, 2013

The new Pope's spontaneity was revealed again today after he cracked two jokes during his very first Angelus prayer in... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI responds to the crowd at the Feb. 17, 2013 Angelus.

Pope Benedict says he is not 'abandoning the Church'

Feb 24, 2013

Around 120,000 pilgrims heard Pope Benedict XVI deliver his last Angelus address, in which he said that “the Lord called... Read more

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Pope says Lent is spiritual battle

Feb 17, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI used his second to last Angelus to tell thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square that... Read more

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Trust in God's strength when you answer his call, Pope counsels

Feb 10, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI spoke about how Jesus calls his followers to believe in his power to overcome their sins so... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI gives the Angelus in St. Peter's Square Jan. 27, 2013.

Pope: Proclaim God's love with boldness

Feb 3, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday asked Christians to proclaim God’s love with “boldness, humility and coherence” like Jesus.    Read more

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Liturgy teaches us to hear God's voice, Pope reflects

Jan 27, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI told thousands gathered in St. Peter's square Jan. 27 that marking Sunday as a day of rest... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square. CNA file photo.

Christmas is more than a party, Pope explains

Dec 9, 2012

The Pope asked Catholics to prepare for Christmas amid a consumerist society by listening to the voice of John the... Read more

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Church responsible for spreading Christ's kingdom, Pope recalls

Nov 25, 2012

After he celebrated Mass with six new cardinals for the feast of Christ the King, Pope Benedict spoke about God's... Read more

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Jesus Christ is constant in transient world, Pope says

Nov 18, 2012

During his Sunday Angelus remarks at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI said that the Sunday gospel reading about the passing... Read more

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Pope Benedict highlights faith, charity bond

Nov 11, 2012

In his Nov. 11 Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on Sunday’s Mass readings featuring two poor widows who provide... Read more

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Pope reflects on the power of love

Nov 4, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI’s Nov. 4 Angelus address reflected on the Sunday Mass reading from St. Mark’s Gospel about the “greatest... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Oct. 24, 2012 Wednesday general audience.

Pope: saints connect us with eternity, fullness of life

Nov 1, 2012

Pope Benedict said that the solemnity of All Saints should help people reflect on the link between the Church on... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI presides over the canonization of seven saints on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

Missionaries under the care of Mary, Pope says

Oct 21, 2012

Marking the celebration of Missions Sunday, Pope Benedict encouraged the faithful to entrust all missionaries to the guidance of Mary,... Read more

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God's love stronger than the attraction of wealth, Pope says

Oct 14, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI said that although riches should pose no barrier to serving the Kingdom of God, Christ's love fulfills... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo.

Pope: Rejoice when non-Catholics do good

Sep 30, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says that Catholics should be delighted whenever non-Catholics do what is good or embrace what is true.  Read more