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Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of Pope Benedict XVI and the cardinals and bishops who died in the past year during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 3, 2023.

Pope Francis: Like Benedict XVI, be ‘humble laborers’ for the Church

Nov 3, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis presided at a Mass for the repose of the souls of Pope Benedict XVI and the six cardinals... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Feb. 15, 2023.

Pope Francis: Bring the Gospel into the world without becoming worldly

Feb 15, 2023

By Courtney Mares

“For the Church, falling into worldliness is the worst thing that can happen,” the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Oct. 23, 2022.

Pope Francis warns of the danger of ‘spiritual arrogance’

Oct 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope warned that “spiritual arrogance” can lead to adoration of one’s ego instead of God. Read more

Pope Francis beatified Pope John Paul I in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 4, 2022.

Pope Francis beatifies John Paul I, pope for 33 days

Sep 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In one of the shortest pontificates in papal history, John Paul I gained a reputation for his humility and his... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the at the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens on May 31st, 2021.

Pope Francis on Assumption feast: 'Humility is the way that leads to heaven'

Aug 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis gave a reminder that God exalts those... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Nov. 15, 2017.

Elevator malfunction leaves pope stuck before Angelus

Sep 1, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis begged the pardon of the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square Sunday, explaining that he was late because... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square May 22, 2018.

Humility should be the foundation of media work, pope tells journalists

May 18, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis told journalists Saturday that their profession has a great responsibility, the foundation of which should be humility.  Read more

Pope Francis' procession through the crowds bearing palms in St. Peter's Sqaure on Palm Sunday 2019.

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: True triumph is found in Christ’s humility

Apr 14, 2019

By Courtney Mares

On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of “triumphalism,” encouraging Catholics to follow Jesus’s way of humility and... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a baby at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 22, 2017.

When you serve others, stay humble, Pope tells Franciscans

Nov 23, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said on Thursday to always be humble when serving others, especially the least of these, remembering how much... Read more

Pope Francis blesses an icon of

Humility is the first step to unity, Pope tells Catholics, Anglicans

Feb 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

During his Sunday visit to Rome’s Anglican parish of All Saints, Pope Francis voiced gratitude for the good relations Catholics... Read more

Jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square with Pope Francis on Nov. 12, 2016.

Pope Francis: Don't preach the Gospel like it's a 'recommendation'

Feb 14, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Tuesday that the Word of God isn’t something that can be explained to people as a mere... Read more

Jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square with Pope Francis on Nov. 12, 2016.

Pope Francis: Humility, service are at the heart of Christ's power

Jan 10, 2017

Pope Francis warned against the destruction of clericalism in his Jan. 10 homily, stressing that humility was power behind Christ’s... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 18, 2015.

In stressing error of clericalism, Francis calls for humble priests

Dec 13, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his homily at Mass Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke harshly about what he considers one of the great dangers of... Read more

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

Pope Francis: Humility is childlike, not theatrical

Nov 29, 2016

Christians must pursue true humility as they remember the “smallness” of Christmas, Pope Francis said in his Tuesday homily.    Read more

Pope Francis prays in front of the icon of Salus Populi Romani during an Oct. 8 2016, prayer vigil for the Marian Jubilee.

Pope Francis: the most godlike people might not be who you expect

Oct 9, 2016

By Elise Harris

At the close of the Marian Jubilee, Pope Francis said that it’s often strangers and even people from other religions... Read more

Caravaggio's "Conversion on the Way to Damascus", 1601.

Pope: Humiliations can 'open the heart', as they did for Saint Paul

Apr 15, 2016

Pope Francis on Friday encouraged Christians to embrace the humiliations that God allows in our lives to draw us closer... Read more

Pope Francis leads procession of palms in St. Peter's Square on Palm Sunday March 20, 2016.

Humility is the epitome of redemption, Pope Francis says on Palm Sunday

Mar 20, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Palm Sunday Pope Francis said the path toward salvation can be summed up by humility and service, and encouraged... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with new cardinals Feb. 15, 2015.

Think you're important because you have money? Think again, Pope says

May 26, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis cautioned against the “counter-witness” of those who seek to follow both Jesus and worldly... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Sept. 25, 2013.

Simplicity, humility, divinity – God never makes a scene, Pope says

Mar 9, 2015

By Elise Harris

If there’s one thing that marks the presence of God, it’s humility rather than making a scene, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his homily during Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6 2013

Pope: only the humble, marginalized 'obtain salvation'

Mar 24, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis dedicated his reflections to the virtue of humility, explaining that only the “outcasts” who... Read more