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Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: True freedom flows from the Cross of Christ

Oct 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking at his weekly general audience. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘It is Christ, with his grace, who makes us just’

Sep 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

At his general audience, the pope reflected on the doctrine of justification. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 8, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘Rediscover the beauty of being children of God’

Sep 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

At his general audience, the pope appealed for peace in Ethiopia. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Aug. 25, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘Hypocrisy in the Church is particularly detestable’

Aug 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope said that hypocritical behavior undermined Church unity. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 18, 2021.

Pope Francis: 'What justifies us is Jesus Christ'

Aug 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said that Catholics must observe the commandments with the knowledge that justification comes from Jesus Christ. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2021.

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul 2021

Jun 29, 2021

By Pope Francis

Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, delivered at Mass... Read more

The little-known woman behind the great papal hymn ‘What Fairer Light?’

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Written in the fifth century and translated into English by Anglican convert Fr. Ronald Knox, this celestial hymn is sung... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2021.

Pope Francis: Saints Peter and Paul found freedom in Christ

Jun 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul saw the largest Mass in St. Peter’s since the pandemic began. Read more

Pope Francis warns against preachers who sow division online

Jun 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that these “new preachers” can be recognized by their “rigidity.” Read more

Renato Laganà with the relic of the burning column.

St. Paul, a miracle, and the first Christian community on the Italian peninsula

Jul 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The imprisonment of St. Paul in Rome, and his eventual martyrdom, are well-known. But days before the apostle set foot... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29, 2019.

Pope Francis on feast of Saints Peter and Paul: 'Only prayer unlocks chains'

Jun 29, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis urged Christians to pray for one another and... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis will travel to Malta in May

Feb 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will visit the islands of Malta and Gozo on May 31.  Read more

Pope Francis presides over ecumenical vespers in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls Jan. 25, 2020.

Pope Francis prays at St. Paul’s tomb with Orthodox and Anglican Christians

Jan 25, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed at the tomb of St. Paul with Orthodox and Anglican leaders Saturday to conclude the Week of... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 15, 2020 in Paul VI Hall.

Pope Francis: The Church never tires of announcing God’s love

Jan 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

While often persecuted and misunderstood, the Church never tires of announcing the love of God made present in Jesus Christ,... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a woman at a general audience in Paul VI Hall Dec. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis: God acts in the midst of our trials and failures

Jan 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Love for God is always fruitful, Pope Francis said Wednesday, stressing that Christ can bring good out of any circumstance... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Nov. 6, 2019.

Pope Francis: St. Paul announced Christ to 'idol worshippers' without attacking them

Nov 6, 2019

By Courtney Mares

St. Paul announced Jesus Christ to “idol worshippers” in Athens without attacking them, but by building bridges, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Oct. 9, 2019.

Pope Francis warns Catholics to not profess ideology over faith

Oct 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis warned Catholics to not turn their faith into an ideology, as he said... Read more

Courtesy photo.

Saint Paul film highlights Christian hope in the face of persecution

Mar 23, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Actors and filmmakers at the red carpet premiere of “Paul Apostle of Christ” said the film’s portrayal of Christian persecution... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at St. Stanislaus parish in Rome on May 4, 2014.

The devil is no myth – he's real and we must fight him, Pope says

Oct 30, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the devil is more than and an idea, and in order... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

How do we praise God? Pray like Saint Paul, Pope Francis says

Oct 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said no one has the strength to be a Christian without the Holy... Read more