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Pope Francis speaks at his general audience Dec. 13, 2023, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.

Pope Francis: ‘The Christian must be open to the word of God and to the service of others’

Dec 13, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis on Wednesday closed his catechetical series on apostolic zeal, delivered during his recent general audiences. Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square for his Angelus address on Sept. 24, 2023.

Pope Francis: It’s never ‘too late’ to receive God’s love

Sep 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope spoke one day after he gave a strong condemnation of euthanasia on his return flight from Marseille, France. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience on Ash Wednesday Feb. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis: The Gospel is not ‘a political party, an ideology, a club’

Feb 22, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope’s weekly general audience took place in a full Paul VI Hall on Ash Wednesday, the first day of... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Angelus address on Feb. 19, 2023.

Pope Francis: God asks us to love beyond ‘the logic of self-interest’

Feb 19, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope reflected on what it means to “love your enemies” in his Sunday Angelus address. 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 greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Sept. 4, 2021

Pope Francis: Find time for silence with the Gospel every day

Sep 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has said that silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health.” Read more

Pope Francis waves to people in St. Peter's Square during his Regina caeli address May 2, 2021.

Pope Francis: 'A truly Christian life bears witness to Christ'

May 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

"After Jesus ascended to the Father, it is the task of the disciples – it is our task – to... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron.

Bishop Barron: Proclaim the Gospel more boldly in times of crisis

Mar 7, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Robert Barron said Thursday that rather than becoming hesitant in sharing the Gospel, the Catholic Church should proclaim the... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall on Jan. 16, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'God loves you, even if you forget Him'

Jan 16, 2019

By Courtney Mares

God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square May 22, 2018.

A good Catholic proclaims the Gospel, Pope Francis says

Jul 15, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

By virtue of their Baptism, every Catholic is called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ – a mission which... Read more

Pope Francis meets with migrants during a day trip to Bologna, Italy.

Pope tells people from all walks of life to give witness to the Gospel

Oct 1, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the cities of Cesena and Bologna, meeting with people from every... Read more

Pope Francis before the leading the Regina Coeli in St. Peter's Square April 30, 2017.

Humanity urgently needs the Gospel, Pope says for World Mission Day 2017

Jun 4, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his message for World Mission Day, Pope Francis said that the Church needs to spread the Gospel, caring for... Read more

Jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square with Pope Francis on Nov. 12, 2016.

Pope Francis: Don't preach the Gospel like it's a 'recommendation'

Feb 14, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Tuesday that the Word of God isn’t something that can be explained to people as a mere... Read more

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

The Gospel is more important than soap operas or gossip, Pope says

Feb 3, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis noted the importance of contemplating scripture, and urged faithful to read the Gospel for... Read more

Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller.

Cardinal Mueller: Do not remove challenges of Gospel

Oct 1, 2014

With the Synod on the Family just days away, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith... Read more

Arcbishop Charles Bo SDB of Yangon (Seated Center) with Burmese professional Catholic artists during the recording of the music album Revelation.

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Aug 30, 2014

Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new... Read more

Open Bible by Petr Kratochvil

Pope Francis will give Gospels to the imprisoned for Holy Week

Apr 15, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Holy See announced earlier today that those incarcerated at the Roman prison “Regina Coeli” will receive a pocket-sized copy... Read more

Pope Francis preaches during a Penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

Pope distributes free copies of Gospels

Apr 6, 2014

Pope Francis handed out free pocket-sized copies of the gospels to crowds filling St. Peter’s square for the Sunday Angelus,... Read more


Archbishop tells children to encounter Christ though reading Gospel

Oct 30, 2012

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires told thousands of children gathered in the Argentinean capital to “encounter Jesus” in... Read more