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

Around the globe, Catholics hope papal Mass online will continue

After the Vatican stopped livestreaming Pope Francis’ daily Masses this week, Catholics from around the world have urged the pope... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the tomb of St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica May 18, 2020.

Pope Francis praises St. John Paul II as man of prayer and justice

St. John Paul II was a man of prayer who was close to the people and loved justice, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta May 15, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for families to grow in love and respect

Pope Francis prayed for the world’s families to grow in love and respect for one another at his morning Mass... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta May 13, 2020.

Pope Francis says intimacy with Jesus is not just for mystics

Intimacy with Jesus is not something reserved for mystics, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Wednesday.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta May 10, 2020.

Pope Francis: ‘The Church advances through prayer’

Church leaders must put prayer before all other things, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Sunday.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta May 9, 2020.

Pope Francis: the devil seeks to destroy the Church through envy

The devil uses envy to try to thwart the proclamation of the Gospel, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta May 8, 2020.

Pope Francis: 'Allow yourself to be consoled by Jesus'

We must learn to let ourselves be consoled by Jesus when we are suffering, Pope Francis said at his morning... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 4, 2015.

Pope Francis: What will be left of a world torn apart by war?

In his homily Thursday, Pope Francis said that just as Jesus wept for Jerusalem in the day’s Gospel reading, he... Read more

Pope Francis at the papal ordination of priests in St. Peter's Basilica on April 26, 2015.

Pope Francis: Fear and joylessness are signs of bad spiritual health

In his daily homily on Friday Pope Francis said that Christian communities become “sick” when they live in fear and... Read more

Pope Francis gives the homily during Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12, 2014.

Only a repentant heart will receive salvation, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis touched on the importance of being humble and open to the Lord's correction, encouraging the faithful to offer... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 3, 2014.

Pope Francis praises the 'hidden holiness' of everyday saints

Pope Francis cautioned against the false appearances of those who are proud or vain, saying that true holiness is found... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on October 2, 2013.

It's not the law that saves you – it's Christ, Pope reflects

Christians who cling to the law and not to love are like the hypocrite Pharisees in the Gospel, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass of the 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family in St. Peter's Basilica, Oct. 5, 2014.

Are you Catholic? Then stay in the Church, Pope says

Pope Francis said that those waiting at the threshold of the Church without going inside are not true members of... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass of the 2014 Extraoridinary Synod on the Family in St. Peter's Basilica, Oct. 5, 2014.

Be on your guard – the devil never rests, Pope Francis warns

In his homily on Friday Pope Francis encouraged faithful to guard their hearts by doing a daily examination of conscience,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on June 4, 2014.

Pope Francis: Don't 'overdramatize' your complaints to God

In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis said “complaining” to God in times of suffering can be a prayer, but... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on Oct. 2, 2013.

Don't overcomplicate the Christian life, Pope Francis warns

Pope Francis resumed daily Mass Tuesday after his papal visit to Albania, telling those present that living the Christian life... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday General Audience on Oct. 2, 2013.

Being honest about our sin 'opens us to the Lord's caress'

At daily Mass, Pope Francis drew from the Gospel reading of the woman who washed Christ's feet with her tears... Read more

Want to learn obedience? Look at the 'woman by the Cross'

Celebrating Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis reflected on the... Read more

Pope Francis in Saint Peter's square May 14, 2014.

Pope Francis: correction without charity is 'a slap in the face'

In his daily Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about fraternal correction, explaining that it heals and builds up the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on April 16, 2014.

Pope Francis: Decadent Christians have forgotten Christ

In his daily homily on Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the importance of having an encounter with Christ, saying without... Read more