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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

Pope Francis greets faithful before mass outside of Istanbul's Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.

'Let yourselves be consoled' during Advent, Pope Francis says

Dec 7, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis asked that during Advent the faithful prepare for the Lord’s coming by... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Brazilian community of Varginha July 25, 2013.

Pope Francis: God's image is revealed in the face of our brothers

Oct 26, 2014

By Elise Harris

The message Pope Francis sent during his Sunday Angelus address was that love of God and neighbor are inseparably united,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, May 21, 2014.

Pope Francis charges Christians – lose comfort, go to peripheries

Oct 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis said that God does not discriminate about who is invited to his banquet,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

Gossip is poisonous, insists Pope

Feb 16, 2014

Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus message emphasized the importance of avoiding all forms of slander in living a Christian life.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience Dec. 11, 2013.

Pope: Contemplate St. Joseph’s 'greatness of soul'

Dec 22, 2013

In his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis reflected on the Christian witness of St. Joseph, who was faithful to God’s call... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope 'deeply saddened' by Connecticut shooting

Dec 16, 2012

The Pope expressed sorrow over the Sandy Hook school shooting that massacred 20 children and offered prayers for the victims'... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI

Jesus is our light in dark times, Pope Benedict says

Mar 4, 2012

The transfiguration of Christ reminds us that Jesus is the light who can overcome any darkness in our lives, Pope... Read more