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Pope Francis speaks during a general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis: ‘The Church is the work of the Holy Spirit’

Nov 25, 2020

Catholics risk going astray if they neglect the four essential characteristics of Church life, Pope Francis said at the general... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis will travel to Malta in May

Feb 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will visit the islands of Malta and Gozo on May 31.  Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 15, 2020 in Paul VI Hall.

Pope Francis: The Church never tires of announcing God’s love

Jan 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

While often persecuted and misunderstood, the Church never tires of announcing the love of God made present in Jesus Christ,... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a woman at a general audience in Paul VI Hall Dec. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis: God acts in the midst of our trials and failures

Jan 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Love for God is always fruitful, Pope Francis said Wednesday, stressing that Christ can bring good out of any circumstance... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Dec. 4, 2019.

Pray that bishops, priests will manifest Christ's love, Pope Francis urges

Dec 4, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishops and priests have a duty to guard and protect the Catholics entrusted to their care; and they need the... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Nov. 13, 2019.

Pope Francis denounces rise in anti-Semitism 

Nov 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis denounced rising anti-Semitism Wednesday as an attitude that is inhumane and unchristian.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for stability in Iraq amid deadly protests

Oct 30, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis prayed Wednesday for Iraq, where 18 more people were killed and hundreds wounded Oct. 29 during political protests... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 2, 2019.

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is essential to evangelization

Oct 2, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Guidance by the Holy Spirit is integral to sharing the Gospel with others and bringing them to Christ, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience Sept. 25, 2019.

Pope Francis says slander is a 'diabolical cancer'

Sep 25, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that slander is a 'diabolical cancer' that seriously damages the Church.  Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience Sept. 18, 2019.

Through sin and scandal, God's Church remains, Pope Francis says

Sep 18, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Because of sinfulness, human projects will always fail, but the Church remains steadfast, even in times of scandal, because she... Read more

Pope Francis in the Paul VI hall Dec. 13, 2017.

True wealth is found in Jesus Christ, not money, Pope Francis says

Aug 7, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday criticized those who give more consideration to money than the sacraments or helping others find true wealth... Read more

Pope Francis at his weekly Wednesday audience in St. Peter's Square June 26, 2019.

Pope Francis: There is no room for selfishness in Christian life

Jun 26, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that there is no room for selfishness in the Christian life, pointing to the example of... Read more

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up March 21, 2018.

The Holy Spirit makes human words 'dynamite,' Pope Francis says

May 29, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy Spirit is what gives power, life, and dynamism to evangelization, not good rhetorical skills, Pope Francis said Wednesday.  Read more