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Pope Francis waves during the Angelus on Sept. 26, 2021

Pope Francis: The Catholic Church must be welcoming

Sep 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Division and exclusion come from Satan, Pope Francis warned. Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Sunday Angelus on May 30, 2021.

Pope Francis: The Holy Trinity invites us to grow in unity as Christians

May 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis said unity is essential to Christian life because God is... Read more

Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience.

Pope Francis: True love is found in fidelity

Jan 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Unity and fidelity in a Christian marriage can offer an example of true love to the world, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost in St. Peter's Square on June 4, 2017.

Pope on Pentecost: Division isn’t from the Holy Spirit

Jun 4, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis said that division doesn’t come from the Holy Spirit, who forms the universal Church with... Read more

Washington National Cathedral.

Cardinal Wuerl prays for unity at Inaugural Prayer Service

Jan 23, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Religious leaders gathered in prayer for the country and the Trump administration on Saturday, continuing a decades-old tradition of national... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 7, 2016.

Is unity the most important thing to Pope Francis?

Jan 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has decided to begin 2017 in much the same way as he did last year: praying for Christian... Read more

Miao Jing of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist association arrives at Santo Tomas University in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.

One Buddhist nun's thoughts on Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2015

A Buddhist nun who experienced Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines voiced her gratitude to the pontiff for his efforts... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience on May 7, 2014.

Pope: division is among greatest sins of Christian communities

Aug 27, 2014

By Elise Harris

During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the unity and holiness of the Church, stating that despite the... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims during his Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014.

Pope: the Church is not a rental house, but a home

Jun 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis focused his daily homily on Jesus’ prayer for the unity of his disciples, cautioning that there are many... Read more

Nelson Mandela greets Pope John Paul II on his arrival at the airport in Johannesburg on September 16, 1995.

Mandela’s legacy is one of 'reconciliation,' priest says

Dec 6, 2013

By Elise Harris

In wake of the passing of Nelson Mandela, spokesman for South Africa’s Episcopal Conference lauded his political achievements, stating that... Read more

Pope Francis in Rio for World Youth Day July 24, 2013.

The Church a unity of diversities, Pope tells Brazil's bishops

Jul 27, 2013

Pope Francis told an assembly of the Brazilian bishops that the Church must be founded on unity in the abundance... Read more

(L-R) Kim Daniels, Prof. Robert George, and Maureen Ferguson

Pope Francis seen as humble man who can unite, rebuild Church

Mar 14, 2013

American Catholic scholars and commentators praised Pope Francis as a spiritual leader for our times, with the ability to unify... Read more