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Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Nov. 14, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘This world will pass away and only love will remain’

Nov 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

When one is faced with an important difficult decision, Pope Francis’ advice is to imagine standing before Christ at the... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 24, 2021.

Pope Francis appeals that migrants not be sent back to unsafe countries

Oct 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Aug. 9, 2020.

Pope Francis pleads with Catholics not to gossip

Sep 6, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis implored Catholics Sunday not to gossip about one another’s faults, but instead to follow Jesus’ directive on fraternal... Read more

Pope Francis leads pilgrims in praying the Angelus Jan. 6, 2018.

Pope Francis: Christianity isn't a 'shortcut' – it takes faith, morals

Mar 11, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said that to be a Christian isn't easy, but means having faith and striving to live... Read more

Pope Francis recites the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Nov. 19, 2017.

Advent is a time to prioritize God, overcome indifference, Pope says

Dec 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis kicked off the Church's Advent season saying it is a time to let go of the... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for the general audience Sept. 21, 2016.

Pope: Those in authority can't live 'double life,' must lead by example

Nov 5, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis offered some punchy advice to both average faithful and people in positions of authority, saying true... Read more

Pope Francis during his June 7, 2017, Wendesday general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: Putting God first doesn't mean avoiding reality

Oct 22, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday, Pope Francis spoke on the importance of both fulfilling our earthly duties and making God a priority, stressing... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Pope urges 'full rights' be given to persecuted Rohingya minority

Aug 27, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis made a fresh appeal on behalf of the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority, voicing his closeness to... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St Peter's Square Jan. 10, 2016.

Trust in Christ – not in horoscopes, Pope Francis says

Aug 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis repeated a message he often has, warning against putting one's trust in horoscopes and fortune telling... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St Peter's Square Jan. 10, 2016.

God is faithful – trust him and don’t worry, Pope Francis says

Feb 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

While earthly pleasures such as power and money bring temporary satisfaction, they are ultimately fleeting and deceptive, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address, June 15, 2015.

Pope Francis: No sinner is ever beyond the love of God

Sep 11, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday Pope Francis said that God shows us, through parables, the merciful love of the Father, who rejoices over... Read more

Pope Francis meets with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos April 16, 2016.

Open your hearts to those 'defeated by life,' Pope Francis says

Aug 28, 2016

In the wake of the Norcia earthquake, Pope Francis again offered prayers and said he hopes to visit the victims.... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

The world needs Christ more than ever, Pope Francis says

Jun 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said that with a growing sense of emptiness and insecurity gripping the world, Jesus Christ is... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Havana's Revolutionary Square before Mass, Sept. 20, 2015.

Colombian peace talks must not fail, Pope says during Cuba trip

Sep 20, 2015

Pope Francis prayed for the ongoing negotiations between FARC rebels and the Colombian government happening in Cuba right now saying... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates New Year's Day Mass for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God on Jan. 1, 2015.

Jesus shows us the path to freedom, not success, Pope says

Sep 13, 2015

By Elise Harris

The path Jesus takes as a humble servant isn’t easy, Pope Francis has said, explaining that to follow him doesn’t... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 15, 2015 before the Angelus.

Pope: When Jesus' words are hard to hear, you need faith to stay

Aug 23, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Those who turn away from the “uncomfortable” teaching on Jesus being the Bread of Life, Pope Francis said during his... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Canonization of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII April 25, 2014.

Pope Francis: let yourself be transformed by the Eucharist

Aug 16, 2015

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said that the Eucharist is no mere symbol, but is in fact the true body and... Read more

The Most Holy & Undivided Trinity

On feast of the Holy Trinity, Church celebrates 'love of the living God'

May 31, 2015

By Elise Harris

In the revelation of the Holy Trinity, God shows the Church his selfless love and unity that we are called... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

Pope: the Gospel doesn’t oppress, but frees those enslaved to evil

Feb 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis pointed to the authority with which Jesus preached, saying that his words in... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on Oct. 2, 2013.

No such thing as gloomy-faced saints, Pope Francis says

Dec 14, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Christian joy is borne out of nearness to Christ, said Pope Francis during his Angelus address for the third Sunday... Read more