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The crowd of around 70000 pilgrims at the June 5, 2013 general audience.

Pope stresses threats to human person on Environment Day

Jun 5, 2013

Pope Francis said that it is urgent to focus on people and not just on nature on World Environment Day.  Read more

Pope Francis moves through the crowd at the April 3, 2013 general audience.

Pope: Jesus' plan for humanity requires Catholic Church

May 29, 2013

Pope Francis began a new series of reflections by saying that although some people want Jesus but not the Church,... Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowd at the May 22, 2013 general audience.

Pope: Ask if your life promotes unity or division

May 22, 2013

The Holy Spirit made it possible for everyone to hear the apostles in their own language on Pentecost, uniting people... Read more

Pope Francis makes his way through St. Peter's Square in the popemobile during the May 8, 2013 general audience.

Holy Spirit leads to truth amid relativism, Pope counsels

May 15, 2013

As he looked ahead to Pentecost, Pope Francis spoke about the Holy Spirit’s role in guiding Christians to know Jesus,... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at the Wednesday General Audience on May 8, 2013.

God's living water satisfies deepest desires, Pope reflects

May 8, 2013

The Holy Spirit is the “living water” that fulfills our lives because he tells us “we are loved by God,”... Read more

Pope Francis gives his blessing at the Wednesday general audience on April 24, 2013.

Pope urges Christians to remember final judgment

Apr 24, 2013

Christians should not be frightened of the final judgment but should let it affect how they live, Pope Francis told... Read more

Pope Francis makes his way through St. Peter's Square during his April 3, 2013 general audience.

World misses God but it can see your joy, Pope tells audience

Apr 10, 2013

Pope Francis urged Catholics to serve humanity by showing “the joy of being children of God” to the world, since... Read more

Pope Francis makes his way through St. Peter's Square during his April 3, 2013 general audience.

Women communicate God's look of love, Pope says

Apr 3, 2013

During his second Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis said that women’s main role in the Church is to communicate God’s... Read more

Pope Francis holds his first general audience on March 27, 2013 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope calls for end to Central African Republic violence

Mar 27, 2013

Pope Francis appealed for an “immediate halt to violence and looting” in the Central African Republic after a coup toppled... Read more

Pope Francis holds his first general audience on March 27, 2013 in St. Peter's Square.

Holy Week is time to bring Christ to forgotten, Pope teaches

Mar 27, 2013

Pope Francis said Holy Week is a time for moving beyond a “dull or mechanical” way of living the faith... Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella discusses Pope Benedict's last audience on Feb. 27, 2013.

Pope's final audience was bittersweet for cardinals

Feb 27, 2013

The cardinals and bishops who attended Pope Benedict XVI’s last big public appearance made sure to show him their love... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI responds to the crowd at his final general audience on Feb. 27, 2013.

Pope confident God will guide Church in days ahead

Feb 27, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI told the 150,000 people who came to his final general audience that he is filled with trust... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI gives his Wednesday General Audience Nov. 21, 2012 in Paul VI Hall.

Pope urges conversion in face of modern temptations

Feb 13, 2013

After thanking everyone for their love and prayers since he announced his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on how modern... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI holds his Wednesday general audience on Nov. 14, 2012 in Paul VI Hall.

Reason and love are behind Creation, Pope proclaims

Feb 6, 2013

Even with modern scientific advances, it is still right to speak of the beginning of life as “Creation” because the... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims during the Nov. 14, 2012 general audience in Paul VI Hall.

Pope says Biblical view of God can help fatherhood crisis

Jan 30, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI said the Bible can help clarify the true meaning of being a father during his general audience... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his Nov. 14, 2012 general audience address in Paul VI Hall.

Jesus' birth should deepen trust in God, Pope teaches

Jan 2, 2013

The birth of Jesus causes joy because it gives us the certainty that God “works wonders in weakness,” Pope Benedict... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI gives the final blessing at the Nov. 14, 2012 general audience in Paul VI Hall.

Pope says faith includes trust in dark moments

Dec 19, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of reflections on faith this Wednesday, saying that at times it includes an element... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims on Nov. 14, 2012 during the general audience in Paul VI Hall.

Pope: Advent is time to focus on God's loving plan

Dec 5, 2012

As the Church celebrates the season of Advent, Pope Benedict said that Catholics should remember “God is present” and recall... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI gives his Wednesday general audience Nov. 21, 2012 in Paul VI Hall.

Pope counsels parents to share faith with joy, dialogue

Nov 28, 2012

Sharing the faith with children and others should be done in a joyful, clear and simple manner, Pope Benedict said... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI gives his Wednesday General Audience Nov. 21, 2012 in Paul VI Hall.

Pope: Faith is reasonable, leads to joyful life

Nov 21, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by examining how it is “reasonable and not in conflict... Read more