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Pope Francis gives a blessing at the end of the Angelus on May 22, 2022

Pope Francis: Pray to see others as God sees them

Jul 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

He spoke about the Parable of the Good Samaritan and how we should treat those in need. Read more

Pope Francis shared a free lunch with nearly 1,500 poor people invited to dine at the Vatican for the 3rd annual World Day of the Poor on Nov. 17, 2019

Pope Francis wants us to do this when we give to the poor

Mar 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“When you give alms, do you touch the hand of the person asking, do you look them in the eyes?”... Read more

The remains of St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox church in Homs, Syria.

Good Friday collection will aid Christians in Middle East

Mar 12, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the Vatican’s annual Good Friday Collection approaches, the head of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches has encouraged people... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience Oct. 11, 2017.

This Lent, revive your enthusiasm for the faith, Pope says

Feb 6, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his message for the upcoming Lenten season, Pope Francis urged people to renew their enthusiasm for the faith, using... Read more

Pope Francis met with street children during his visit to the Philippines on Jan. 16, 2015.

Pope: When giving to the poor, look them in the eyes

Apr 9, 2016

By Ann Schneible

In Saturday's address for the monthly Jubilee of Mercy general audience, Pope Francis said almsgiving is not just about the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience Feb. 10, 2016.

If mercy doesn’t reach your pockets, it’s not real, Pope says

Feb 10, 2016

By Elise Harris

For Pope Francis, mercy isn’t just spiritual, but is something that ought to be expressed in concrete acts of service... Read more

How Catholics, Lent, and bowls of rice are changing the world

Feb 18, 2015

Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program aims to continue its forty-year Lenten tradition of supporting hunger relief – and one... Read more