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Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

Humility is necessary for fruitfulness, emphasizes Pope

Dec 19, 2013

Pope Francis focused his daily homily on the importance of acknowledging the need for God in our lives in order... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a rosary for a pilgrim in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

Pope: A Christian refusing to serve others is a 'pagan'

Dec 18, 2013

In his Wednesday general audience this morning, Pope Francis stressed the importance of humility and service in the Christian life.  Read more

Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders joined pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for the Pope's Sunday Angelus June 16, 2013.

Pope to auction Harley Davidson motorcycle to benefit homeless

Oct 16, 2013

Pope Francis has donated his Harley Davidson motorcycle to be sold to raise money for a hostel and soup kitchen... Read more


Italian pastor donates used car to Pope Francis

Sep 10, 2013

An Italian pastor has donated a used Renault 4 with 186,000 miles to Pope Francis, in response to the exhortation... Read more


Pope Francis inspires Colombian priest to sell Mercedes

Jul 11, 2013

Inspired by the words and example of Pope Francis, a priest in Santa Marta, Colombia, said that he has decided... Read more


Two books by Pope Francis due to be published in Italian

Mar 25, 2013

Two books written by Pope Francis while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires will be presented to the Italian press... Read more

Pope Francis sits in the back of the Chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae before celebrating Mass with the Vatican gardeners and janitors March 22, 2013.

Pope celebrates Mass for Vatican gardeners, janitors

Mar 22, 2013

Pope Francis celebrated a small Mass for the Vatican’s janitors and gardeners on the morning of March 22 in the... Read more

A man in Rome holds a newspaper with Pope Francis' picture on it March 14, 2013, the day after the Holy Father was elected.

Pope calls Argentine kiosk owner to cancel paper delivery

Mar 21, 2013

Pope Francis surprised the owner of a kiosk in Buenos Aires with a telephone call to send his greetings and... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2013 before his Papal Inauguration Mass.

Rome's mayor 'touched' by Pope's simplicity

Mar 20, 2013

The mayor of Rome said that the simple humility of Pope Francis “really touched” his heart after the Mass that... Read more