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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

Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil at St Peters basilica.

Let yourselves be moved by hope, Pope says at Easter Vigil

Mar 26, 2016

By Elise Harris

During the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis told attendees not to be overcome by sadness in the face of life’s difficulties,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience, Sept. 16, 2015.

Francis: Hope is the 'humble virtue' that keeps us afloat in tough times

Mar 17, 2016

By Elise Harris

In his homily Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the essential role hope plays in the Christian life, saying that while... Read more

Pope Francis arrives to meet with youth at Kasarani stadium in Kenya on Nov. 27, 2015.

Full text of Pope Francis' powerful, unscripted talk with Kenya's youth

Nov 27, 2015

An impassioned Pope Francis went off-the-cuff in a vast, widespread speech to Kenyan youth, touching on challenging topics such as... Read more

Piece of Colomba cake.

A sweet sign of hope: Pope's envoy returns to Iraq with Easter cake

Mar 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis' personal envoy to Iraq will return to the country during Holy Week, bringing with him the pontiff's love... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope: don't be depressed – despite our ugly reality, we have hope

Nov 27, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that although sin and corruption often seem to win out over good,... Read more

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

Christian hope is no mere optimism – it’s a light for the world

Oct 15, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his Wednesday general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of Christian hope, saying that it consists in... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Global Eucharistic Congress in Philippines to focus on hope

Jun 23, 2014

The 51st International Eucharistic Congress will be held January 2016 in the Philippines with the theme, “Jesus in us, the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience on May 14, 2014

Christian joy is based in hope, Pope Francis reflects

May 30, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his first daily homily since returning from the Holy Land Pope Francis centered on the theme of Christian joy,... Read more

Rebecca Kiessling (L) and Mary Rathke (R) participate in Italys 4th annual March for Life on May 4, 2014

Women conceived in rape seek to inspire others in choosing life

May 6, 2014

By Elise Harris

During Italy’s fourth annual March for Life, two women shared testimonies of being conceived in rape, and expressed hope that... Read more

Clarissa Salazar (center) with Tanya Cangelosi and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin at the Colosseum.

My life is changed, says homeless woman on Rome pilgrimage

Apr 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

During a six-day trip to the Eternal City, Clarissa Salazar, who until recently lived on the streets in the U.S.,... Read more

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

We share in Mary's 'journey of faith,' says Pope

Jan 1, 2014

Pope Francis’ homily for the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God emphasized Mary's path of faith and hope as an... Read more

Pope Francis begins his popemobile tour of the May 15, 2013 general audience in St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis: Advent is a journey towards horizon of hope

Dec 1, 2013

The Pope’s Sunday Angelus message for the start of Advent focused on the importance of hope during the liturgical season... Read more


Archbishop urges Christian hope for a better Argentina

Jan 4, 2013

An Argentinean archbishop invited the people of his country to cultivate an authentic Christian hope in order to face the... Read more