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Pope Francis at the general audience May 2, 2018.

Pope: The Church is a home you can always return to

Jun 8, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Saturday he wants people to recognize the Church as their home and a place where they are... Read more

St. Paul’s Cathedral in Minnesota.

Archdiocese of Saint Paul-Minneapolis announces synod

Jun 7, 2019

Minnesota’s largest diocese will hold a synod— a meeting designed to help the bishop shepherd his local flock— during Pentecost... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience May 23, 2018.

The Holy Spirit makes our works effective, Pope Francis says

May 23, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy Spirit helps Catholics to do good works by giving them the gifts they need to be effective 'salt... Read more

Pope Francis blesses the crowd with holy water on Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018.

Pope on Pentecost: The power of the Holy Spirit changes hearts

May 20, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Though people may promise to change things, it is the third person of the Holy Trinity that creates real change... 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

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his May 31, 2017, general audience.

Pope: A good Christian spreads hope – not bitterness

May 31, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit has the power to fill us with the hope of Christ, in... Read more

Pope Francis laughs outside St. Peter's Basilica during the April 1, 2015 general audience.

Pope Francis: the Holy Spirit makes Jesus' teaching come to life

May 15, 2016

By Elise Harris

On the solemnity of Pentecost Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit, rather than giving a new message, brings Jesus’ timeless... Read more

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims in Saint Peter's Basilica on the solemnity of Pentecost May 24, 2015.

We were made to be God's children, Pope says on Pentecost

May 15, 2016

By Elise Harris

Although sin separates us from God, Pope Francis stressed on the feast of Pentecost that we haven’t been left as... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at the chapel of Santa Marta house in the Vatican, April 11, 2016.

Don't lock up the Holy Spirit in your heart, Pope Francis says

May 9, 2016

The Holy Spirit seems to be a “luxury prisoner” in many Christians’ hearts: someone who is welcomed to stay, but... Read more

Pope Francis at Saint Peter's Basilica on the feast of Pentecost, May 24, 2015.

Respect creation – this is a must for every single Christian, Pope Francis says

May 24, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis used Sunday's feast of Pentecost – the descent of the Holy Spirit – as an occasion to remind... Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience on May 15, 2013.

Pope tells Catholics to shout 'Jesus' instead of 'Francis'

May 20, 2013

Pope Francis asked those gathered for the Pentecost Vigil Mass at the Vatican to chant Christ's name instead of his... Read more

ope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis to visit Rome's basilicas before Pentecost

Apr 3, 2013

Pope Francis will be praying or celebrating Mass at all four of Rome’s major basilicas between now and Pentecost, as... Read more