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Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 23, 2021

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily on Pentecost Sunday 2021

May 23, 2021

By Pope Francis

The pope celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 23, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘Open your heart to the Holy Spirit’

May 23, 2021

The pope celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica May 31, 2020.

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily on Pentecost Sunday

May 31, 2020

By Pope Francis

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Pentecost Sunday homily, delivered May 31 at the Basilica of St. Peter,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica May 31, 2020.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to see Church with 'eyes of the Spirit'

May 31, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics to view the Church “with the eyes of the Spirit” as he celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass... Read more

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Pope Francis calls for 'a more just, equitable and Christian society' after coronavirus crisis

May 30, 2020

Our suffering during the coronavirus crisis will have been in vain if we fail to build “a more just, more... Read more

Pope Francis waves from a window of the apostolic palace May 10, 2020.

Pope Francis: St. John Paul II is remembered with 'affection and gratitude'

May 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Sunday recalled the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. Pope John Paul II, saying his predecessor is... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on May 11, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for the unemployed after coronavirus layoffs

May 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis began his morning Mass on Monday by praying for the unemployed after millions of people lost their jobs... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on April 18, 2020.

Pope Francis: Prayer opens the door to freedom through the Holy Spirit

Apr 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Freedom is found in the Holy Spirit who provides the strength to fulfill God's will, Pope Francis said in his... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass on Easter Thursday April 16, 2020.

Joy is more than emotion, it is a gift of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis says

Apr 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Joy is a grace and a gift of the Holy Spirit, not just positive emotions or feeling cheerful, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 11, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for media covering the coronavirus pandemic 

Apr 1, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered a prayer for media professionals who are covering the coronavirus pandemic before his daily Mass on Wednesday.  Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the apostolic palace April 1, 2020.

Don't be afraid to let the Holy Spirit purify your heart, says Pope Francis

Apr 1, 2020

It is the Holy Spirit who leads us away from our sins and towards purity of heart, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the opening of the Amazon synod Oct. 7, 2019.

Holy Spirit is 'main actor' of Amazon synod, pope says in opening remarks

Oct 7, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his opening remarks for the Amazon synod Monday, Pope Francis said the assembly’s working document is meant to be... Read more

Pope Francis at the opening Mass for the Amazon synod Oct. 6, 2019.

Pope Francis prays for 'daring prudence' during Amazon synod

Oct 6, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

At the opening Mass for the Amazon synod Sunday, Pope Francis prayed that the Holy Spirit would give the bishops... 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. 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 greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square June 19, 2019.

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit unites the Church, despite sin and scandal

Jun 19, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Holy Spirit unites and grows the Church despite human limitations, sins and scandal.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Camerino, Italy June 16, 2019.

Pope Francis: Whatever happens, 'hope does not disappoint!'

Jun 16, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Hope, which is more than mere optimism, gives one a deep-rooted confidence in the love and care of God, no... Read more

Rose petals shower from the ceiling of the Pantheon, a Pentecost tradition in Rome symbolizing the descent of the Holy Spirit.

With international service group, pope connects Catholic charismatics to broader Church

Jun 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

As several thousand Catholics belonging to the charismatic renewal gathered in Rome this Pentecost weekend, the Vatican officially launched a... Read more

Pope Francis on Pentecost June 9, 2019.

Pope Francis on Pentecost: 'Christian life unravels' without the Holy Spirit

Jun 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Without the gifts of the Holy Spirit, Christians lack that which animates them and gives them internal life and harmony,... Read more

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