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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

Jun 27, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jun 7, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

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

Pope: A good Christian spreads hope – not bitterness

May 31, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit has the power to fill us with the hope of Christ, in... Read more

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

Pope Francis: Even in the darkest moments, Jesus walks with us

May 24, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that no matter what trials we might face, we have hope because Jesus is always... Read more

Pope Francis during his May 10, 2017 Wednesday general audience.

Pope points to Mary Magdalene as an apostle of hope

May 17, 2017

By Elise Harris

By calling Mary Magdalene by name after his resurrection, Jesus shows us just how personal his relationship with mankind is,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience Jan. 13, 2016.

Pope: Mary's 'yes' echoes the joy, suffering of every mother

May 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Days before his trip to Fatima, Pope Francis said Mary’s ‘yes’ at the Annunciation was more than a yes to... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his April 26, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: Everything passes – except God's love for us

Apr 26, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christian hope, rather than coming from the empty promises of other human beings, is rooted... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his March 16, 2016 general audience.

In TED talk, Pope says sowing solidarity will reap hope for the future

Apr 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

Early Wednesday morning Pope Francis addressed the TED 2017 conference, telling participants that to have a hopeful outlook for the... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his April 12, 2017, general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: we find hope in embracing our crosses with love

Apr 12, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the Church this week reflects on Jesus’ crucifixion and death, Pope Francis said that it is the cross that... Read more

Pope Francis arrives to his March 22, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: When we want to give up, God helps us persevere

Mar 22, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis said each person must strive to imitate the perseverance and consolation of God, which not only... Read more

Pope Francis: Creation is a sign of hope – we have to take care of it

Feb 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said creation has often suffered because of humanity’s sins and failings, stressing that we must take... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience May 28, 2014.

This is the one thing Pope Francis says you can brag about

Feb 15, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

As children we are taught that bragging is bad, especially when we do it to people who have less than... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Feb. 3, 2016 general audience in St Peter's Square.

The Resurrection is more than a wish – it's a reality, Pope Francis says

Feb 1, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Christian belief in the Resurrection of Christ and in our own resurrection at the... Read more

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

Trusting in God means letting go of what we want, Pope says

Jan 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said having total faith and trust in God means recognizing that he always knows and wants... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience Nov. 29, 2014.

With an excess of bad news, Pope tells media to offer a message of hope

Jan 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

In his annual message to communicators around the world, Pope Francis again condemned the tendency for media to focus on... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Pope Francis: prayer is an act of hope that leads us to God

Jan 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said hope in salvation is what leads us to turn to the Lord in prayer, trusting... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square April 13, 2016.

Pope Francis: having an abortion to keep your figure is a big problem

Jan 11, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis issued strong words against worshipping idols, cautioning against the false hope that beauty, wealth and power... Read more

Pope Francis overlooking the crowd in St. Peter's Square on Easter Sunday morning on April 5, 2015.

There are no words for the loss of a child, but there is still hope, Pope says

Jan 4, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

While no words or gestures will ever be enough to comfort the pain experienced by those who have lost a... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims during his Dec. 14, 2016, general audience.

Pope: the world desperately needs hope – and we are the messengers

Dec 14, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday spoke about the hope that the Child Jesus brings at Christmastime, saying it is our duty to... Read more

Pope Francis laughing outside of St. Peter's Basilica during the general audience on April 1, 2015.

Pope Francis: Never forget to smile, even when life is hard

Dec 7, 2016

By Elise Harris

For Pope Francis, one of most needed virtues of modern time is hope, which is something he said must never... Read more