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Pope Francis kisses the hands of a newly ordained priest in St. Peter’s Basilica, April 25, 2021.

‘You will be shepherds like him’: Pope Francis ordains nine new priests in St. Peter’s Basilica

The pope urged the ordinands to seek “closeness” to God, their bishop, their fellow priests, and the People of God. Read more

Pope Francis stops before a statue of Mary in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta May 4, 2020.

Pope asks God to free Catholics from the 'disease' of division

Jesus died for everyone, but disordered attachment to one’s own ideas can cause divisions which break the unity of God’s... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on April 30, 2020.

Pope Francis honors priests and doctors who have died in the coronavirus pandemic

On Good Shepherd Sunday, Pope Francis said he was thinking of all the priests and doctors who gave their lives... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to new priests May 12, 2019.

Confused about life? Listen to the Good Shepherd, Pope Francis advises

On Sunday, Pope Francis advised listening to and speaking with Christ the Good Shepherd in prayer, so that one can... Read more

Pope Francis ordains priests in St. Peter's Basilica May 7, 2017.

Pope Francis to new priests: Be like Jesus the Good Shepherd

On Sunday Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood, reminding them to be like Jesus the Good Shepherd in... Read more