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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

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

Pope warns Gaza conflict could spread in Middle East

Nov 21, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI is warning violence could spread through the region, after Israel continued bombing Gaza and a suicide bomb... Read more

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

'Practical atheism' more destructive than disbelief, Pope says

Nov 14, 2012

The practical atheism of those who say they are Christian but live as if God does not exist is a... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI holds his Wednesday general audience on Nov. 7, 2012 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope reflects on finding faith in a secular world

Nov 7, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by observing that although secularism is on the rise, everyone... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 24, 2012.

Faith is lived in community, Pope Benedict reflects

Oct 31, 2012

Although faith is intensely personal, it is necessarily transmitted and lived through relationships with others, Pope Benedict XVI said at... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Oct. 24, 2012 Wednesday general audience.

Pope says spiritually dry world needs faith of Christians

Oct 24, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI said at his Oct. 24 general audience that the world’s “spiritual desert” must be transformed into “fertile... Read more

Pope Benedict kisses a baby girl during the Oct. 10, 2012 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope will deliver year-long teaching series on restoring faith

Oct 17, 2012

At his first general audience during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI initiated a new, year-long cycle of teachings... Read more

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Pope prays for Middle East Christians in Arabic

Oct 10, 2012

After his recent visit to the Church in Lebanon, Pope Benedict added Arabic to the list of official languages used... Read more

Pope Benedict greets the crowd during the Oct. 10, 2012 Wednesday general audience.

Pope calls Vatican II a 'moment of grace' in Church history

Oct 10, 2012

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s opening, Pope Benedict XVI described it as a... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the April 18, 2012 general audience. CNA file photo.

Christians excited to hear Pope's messages in Arabic

Oct 9, 2012

Arab Christians are reacting positively to the decision to include Arabic as one of the official languages used at the... Read more