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Angelus address on June 12, 2022

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly Islamic terrorist attack in Somalia

Oct 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Somalia’s president said that at least 100 people were killed in the terrorist attack. Read more

Pope Francis delivered his Angelus address on Sept. 18, 2022.

Pope Francis announces decision to extend Synod on Synodality to 2024

Oct 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope explained that he made the decision to provide more time for discernment. Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Sept. 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: Christians cannot be indifferent to corruption

Sep 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis’ comments on corruption were inspired by one of Jesus’ parables that the pope said can be difficult to... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on Sept. 11, 2022.

Pope Francis: Reach out to a friend who needs to hear that God loves them

Sep 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to imitate the Lord’s dedicated search “for the lost sheep.” Read more

The faithful in Nicaragua participate in a pilgrimage in support of the bishops, July 28, 2018.

Exiled priest explains why pope did not use strong words about persecution in Nicaragua

Sep 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

A Nicaraguan priest living in the United States said that if Pope Francis in his Aug. 21 Sunday Angelus had... Read more

Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of coveting wealth and possessions during his Angelus reflection in St. Peter's Square in Rome on July 31, 2022.

Coveting wealth and possessions blind us to the ‘true goods of life,’ Pope Francis says

Jul 31, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Covetousness is the “unbridled greed for possessions, always desiring to be rich,” the pope explained. Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace on July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis: Evangelization is not ‘personal activism’ but a witness of love

Jul 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus address, the pope posed a question: “How do we bring the good news of the Gospel to... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 26, 2022.

Pope Francis: Resisting anger takes 'tremendous interior strength,' so ask God for help

Jun 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis addressed pilgrims gathered for the 10th World Meeting of Families at his weekly Angelus address. Read more

Pope Francis waves to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 19, 2022, on Corpus Christi Sunday.

Let Jesus Christ feed the hungers of your life, Pope Francis says on Corpus Christi

Jun 19, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The pope also prayed for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, and for peace in Myanmar and Ukraine. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Granaries in Floriana, Malta, April 3, 2022.

Pope Francis laments ‘sacrilegious war’ in Ukraine as he prays Angelus in Malta

Apr 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘May we be tireless in praying and in offering assistance to those who suffer,’ the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on March 2, 2022

‘Enough!’ End war before it ends us, Pope Francis says as Ukraine invasion continues

Mar 27, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

"Before the danger of self-destruction, may humanity understand that the moment has come to abolish war, to erase it from... Read more

Pope Francis at the Sunday Angelus March 27 2022

Let’s learn to rejoice like the father of the Prodigal Son, Pope Francis says

Mar 27, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

"God is a Father who not only welcomes us back, but rejoices and throws a feast for his son who... Read more

Pope Francis, during his Angelus address on March 20, 2022, called on the world's leaders to end the "abhorrent" war in Ukraine.

Don’t blame misfortunes on God, instead turn to conversion, Pope Francis says

Mar 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Jesus implores us not to blame God for misfortunes and points us instead to conversion as a solution to evils... Read more

A group of people in St. Peter's Square hold a Ukrainian flag during Pope Francis' Angelus on Sunday, March 20, in Vatican City.

Pope Francis pleads for an end to 'abhorrent' war in Ukraine

Mar 20, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Pope Francis continued to call for an end to the war in Ukraine Sunday, calling the violence against innocent Ukrainians... Read more

Pope Francis waves to crowd gathered for the Angelus at St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: Ask the Holy Spirit to awaken your desire to pray

Mar 13, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Noting that the Gospel reveals that Peter, James, and John had fallen asleep prior to Jesus' Transfiguration, Pope Francis urged... Read more

Banner calling for the consecration of Russia is displayed during Pope Francis' Angelus in St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: In the name of God, 'stop this massacre' in Ukraine

Mar 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis called for an end to the “harrowing war” in Ukraine on Sunday, condemning Russia's reported attacks on pregnant... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Feb. 27, 2022.

Focus on the goodness in others, not the flaws, Pope Francis urges

Feb 27, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

In his weekly Angelus address Feb. 27, Pope Francis reflected on Sunday’s Gospel, in which Jesus asks the question: “Why... Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowd during the Sunday Angelus.

Pope Francis at the Angelus: Accept the 'Paradox of the Beatitudes'

Feb 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis spoke on the paradox of the Beatitudes in his Sunday Angelus address on Feb. 13, saying that the... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address on Jan. 23, 2022

Pope Francis calls for day of prayer for Ukraine

Jan 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I am following with concern the increase of tensions that threaten to inflict a new blow to the peace in... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Jan. 9, 2022.

Pope Francis appeals for end to violence in Kazakhstan

Jan 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

He called for dialogue in Sunday Angelus address. Read more