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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