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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

Pope Francis after praying the Angelus in the Vatican's apostolic palace on March 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Why the pope prays the Angelus publicly on Sundays

Jan 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It all started more than 67 years ago. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Jan. 2, 2022.

Pope Francis at the Angelus: God wants to live with us and in us

Jan 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking at the Sunday Angelus. Read more

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