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Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Aug. 2019

Vatican statement on Ramadan: 'Christians and Muslims are called to be bearers of hope'

The Vatican’s interreligious dialogue council released a statement Friday sending “fraternal good wishes” to Muslims for the month of Ramadan. Read more

Pope Francis meets with the artists of the Christmas Concert Dec. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: Art which transmits truth and beauty gives joy

When truth and beauty are transmitted in art, it fills the heart with joy and hope, Pope Francis told a... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God'

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis recommended a traditional Advent prayer to invite God to draw close during... Read more

In trying times, how can Catholics stay hopeful?

Amid the worldwide panic surrounding coronavirus and lockdowns, as well as protests and unrest in many parts of the country... Read more

Pope Francis greets Japanese Catholics at Mass in Nagasaki, Japan Nov. 24, 2019.

Be witnesses of hope in the face of evil, Francis urges Catholics in Nagasaki

On the Feast of Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not be indifferent to evil, but to... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Camerino, Italy June 16, 2019.

Pope Francis: Whatever happens, 'hope does not disappoint!'

Hope, which is more than mere optimism, gives one a deep-rooted confidence in the love and care of God, no... Read more

Stations of the Cross at World Youth Day Panama Jan. 25, 2019.

Pope Francis: Heal the 'wearied hope' within a wounded Church

Pope Francis said Saturday that he recognized the weariness felt in the priesthood and in religious communities due to the... Read more

Pope Francis in the Paul VI Hall Dec. 6, 2017.

Pope Francis: Advent is a time of joy-filled waiting

As the Advent season begins, it is a good time to reflect on the Christian call to joyful expectancy, finding... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his Oct. 25, 2017, general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope: Heaven isn't a 'fairy tale' – it's an embrace with God

Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke about the hope Christians have at the end of life, which is found in God’s... Read more

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims during his Oct. 11, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope: Christians are never bored – they persevere with love

On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christians are never bored or hopeless, but know how to wait patiently – even when... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his May 31, 2017, general audience.

Christians must be 'missionaries of hope,' Pope Francis says

True Christians are not sad or gloomy, but have the specific task of being bearers of hope, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Sept. 27, 2016 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

When tempted to give up hope, turn to Jesus, Pope Francis says

On Wednesday Pope Francis spoke about the enemies of hope that often lead us into discouragement and melancholy, and urged... Read more

Pope Francis greets locals at the Cross of Reconciliation in the Parque de los Fundadores in Villavicencio, Colombia on September 8, 2017.

Pope Francis: Parents cherishing their kids is a sign of hope for the future

On his return flight from Colombia, Pope Francis said that seeing parents’ devotion for their children gives him hope for... Read more

Hurricane Harvey victims.

God is present, Cardinal DiNardo tells Hurricane Harvey victims

Amid the immense devastation left behind in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston assured the people... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his May 31, 2017, general audience.

A little bit of 'youthful euphoria' is healthy for Christian life, Pope says

On Wednesday, Pope Francis told pilgrims to ignore gloomy people that drag others down, and stressed the need to maintain... Read more

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

For Christians, life always has meaning – even when it's hard, Pope says

On Wednesday, Pope Francis said going through life downcast as if it has no meaning is not the attitude of... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Aug. 2 2017, general audience in the Paul VI Hall.

To be a Christian means to have hope even in darkness, Pope Francis says

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to be a Christian means to have hope in the light of Christ, which... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis: The way of Christ is the way of persecution

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that following Christ means taking a path contrary to that of the world, and being... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square June 22, 2016.

The old still have a lot to offer young people, Pope Francis says

On Tuesday Pope Francis said that the older generation should not stop striving in their spiritual lives, but that God... Read more

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

Pope: Don't be afraid to call on the Father – he won't abandon you

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith is that we have a... Read more