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Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023.

Pope Francis: The devil uses ‘three widespread and dangerous temptations’ to divide us

Feb 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope also offered advice for how to overcome temptations using the Word of God. Read more


Cuban dissident leader accuses dictatorship of sinking boat carrying migrants

Nov 4, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

A boat from Miami that made a run to pick up a group of Cuban migrants sank when it was... Read more

Pope Francis at a general audience in Rome in June 2018.

Pope Francis asks for prayers after 46 migrants found dead in Texas trailer truck

Jun 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope expressed sorrow for the recent migrant deaths in the state of Texas and in North Africa. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for migrants killed in airstrike in Libya

Jul 7, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the victims of the airstrike that hit a migrant detention center in Libya, and called... Read more

Pope Francis holds the life-jacket of the drowned refugee girl during his remarks to youth at the Vatican, May 28, 2016.

Death of refugee girl frames Pope's heartbreaking talk with youth

May 28, 2016

By Ann Schneible

The story of a young migrant girl who drowned at sea was at the heart of Pope Francis' address to... Read more