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Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Pope Francis criticizes 'ornamental' faith

Aug 18, 2013

During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of a deep faith that is fixed on Jesus, warning... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Pope Francis: What attracts our hearts 'like a magnet?'

Aug 11, 2013

During his Sunday Angelus address from Rome, Pope Francis encouraged listeners to reflect upon the day's Gospel in which Jesus... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square, April 18, 2012.

Respond to the Lord's call, encourages Pope Francis

Aug 4, 2013

During his Angelus address today, Pope Francis asked the crowds to pray with him that the World Youth Day pilgrims... Read more

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Always unite prayer and action, Pope Francis says

Jul 21, 2013

In his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis told crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square to unite prayer and action in... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims July 14 2013 at Castel Gandolfo, Italy.

Pope: God always desires hearts of mercy

Jul 14, 2013

In his first Angelus message from Castel Gandolfo, Pope Francis said God desires “good and generous” hearts full of mercy... Read more

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

Jesus does not want 'remote-controlled' Christians, Pope says

Jun 30, 2013

During his Sunday Angelus address to thousands of pilgrims, Pope Francis said that Jesus does not want Christians to succumb... Read more

Pope Francis speaking from the Apostolic Palace, March 17, 2013.

Church praying for new archbishops, Pope affirms

Jun 29, 2013

Pope Francis said the Church is praying for the dozens of new archbishops whom he greeted and gave wool vestments... 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.

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

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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