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Pope Francis blesses a little girl in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 11, 2017.

Pope Francis: You can’t spread God’s love from an armchair

On Saturday Pope Francis said that to share God’s love with the world requires action and service – and that... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before his Wednesday general audience Dec. 2, 2015.

The 'novelty' of Christianity is love, not revenge, Pope Francis says

On Sunday Pope Francis said the new and unique perspective offered by Christianity is an attitude of love, rather than... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 20, 2017.

Love of neighbor must begin with love of God, Pope Francis says

On Monday, Pope Francis spoke to benefactors of the Vatican Swiss Guard about love of neighbor, which he said must... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday, 2015.

Pope Francis: To follow Christ means also to accept the cross

On Sunday Pope Francis spoke about the sacrifice of the cross, explaining how as followers of Christ we must embrace... Read more

Pope Francis smiles in St. Peter's Square June 14, 2017.

We don't earn God's love - it's freely given, Pope Francis says

On Wednesday, Pope Francis said that God’s love isn’t something we earn or deserve by our good works, but that... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a child in St. Peter's Square for the general audience, Dec. 9, 2015.

Love must be core of family life, Pope says ahead of World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis issued a message ahead of the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMOF), saying couples and families should root... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 15, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

How to love well according to Pope Francis: it starts with God

On Wednesday Pope Francis warned against the hypocrisy that comes from believing that the ability to genuinely love others is... Read more

How the Church supports marriages – every step of the way

It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and marriage. But for the Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his April 27, 2016 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Knowledge is empty unless it leads to love, Pope Francis says

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that just because someone is an expert in God’s law and a strict adherent to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his jubilee general audience March 12, 2016.

Love is the hidden service we do for others, Pope Francis says

On Saturday Pope Francis said that love is more than just saying nice words and doing things – it means... Read more

Pope Francis with a group of disabled children, led by Unitalsi Lazio in Santa Martha on May 29, 2015.

God's love is the 'beating heart' of the Church, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis marked the 10th anniversary of Benedict XVI’s encyclical “Deus Caritas Est” by telling participants in a conference commemorating... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience Jan. 13, 2016.

Make a daily commitment to spreading God’s mercy, Pope Francis says

On Saturday Pope Francis held his second Saturday general audience of the Jubilee, encouraging pilgrims to make a daily commitment... Read more

Dating has died at college - but this campaign hopes to revive it

On a day marked by flowers, chocolate and romantic greeting cards, the Love and Fidelity Network is trying to bring... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

Pope Francis: when you say 'love,' do you really know what it means?

Love was the center of Pope Francis’ second daily homily after taking a break for Christmas - he said the word... Read more

This 95-year-old Catholic couple died in each other's arms

Few love stories can say that they began at the age of eight. But for Jeanette and Alexander Toczko, they... Read more

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

Pope: Missing something in your spiritual life? It's probably love

In his daily homily Pope Francis said that God’s love is always expressed in tenderness, and cautioned that if we... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Brazilian community of Varginha July 25, 2013.

Pope Francis: God's image is revealed in the face of our brothers

The message Pope Francis sent during his Sunday Angelus address was that love of God and neighbor are inseparably united,... Read more

Andre Houssney speaks at the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought in Boulder, Colorado on Sept. 18, 2014.

The Middle East: A deficiency of love, says Lebanese speaker

Beneath the complex and violent situation in the Middle East lies a deficiency of love, said Lebanese-born Christian André Houssney... Read more

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

Christian life is not navel-gazing – it's self-giving, Pope says

During his homily at daily Mass on Thursday Pope Francis focused on authentic Christian love, stressing that it’s not selfish,... Read more

FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams work to clear rubble and search for survivors at the World Trade Center site on Sept 17, 2001.

Love of God linked to love of man, archbishop reminds on 9/11

The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States is a chance to mourn and... Read more