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

Pope prays for Church to be 'free of clericalism'

Dec 16, 2013

In his daily homily preached in the Santa Marta chapel, Pope Francis emphasized the need for prophets in the Church... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience October 30, 2013.

Don't be 'allergic' to preaching the truth, Pope warns

Dec 13, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned Christians not to be overly-critical of those who preach the Gospel, emphasizing that... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Wednesday audience on Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis: Use intelligence to understand signs of the times

Nov 29, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his daily Mass, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of man's intellect in understanding the Lord, and cautioned those... Read more

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

End times will bring greater persecution to Christians, Pope says

Nov 28, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the end times, saying that faith will be increasingly pushed out of... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2013 before his Papal Inauguration Mass.

Pope: adoration 'most important point' of faith communities

Nov 22, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the many reasons that we gather together to pray, noting that... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Wednesday audience on Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope: Sacrament of Confession is not a 'torture chamber'

Oct 25, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his daily Mass Pope Francis centered his homily on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, stressing that sin is an everyday... Read more

Vatican's Saint Martha guesthouse.

Attachment to money is a sickness, Pope Francis says

Oct 21, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his daily mass homily Pope Francis warned those in attendance against the idolatry present in greedy hearts, stressing that... Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience on Sept. 25, 2013.

Elderly priests, sisters are 'true shrines of holiness,' Pope says

Oct 18, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on various biblical figures who experienced difficulty in their old age, and... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 2, 2013.

Real prayer is always insistent, courageous, Pope Francis notes

Oct 10, 2013

During his daily Mass homily, Pope Francis reflected that authentic prayer involves knocking “at the heart” of God with a... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square during his Oct. 2, 2013 general audience.

Pope Francis: prayer is not simply saying words 'like a parrot'

Oct 8, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily Mass, Pope Francis touched on the importance of prayer and forgiveness in the life of a Christian,... Read more

Pope Francis at a papal Mass celebrating confirmation.

Charity without meekness and humility is sterile, Pope reflects

Oct 1, 2013

By Elise Harris

On the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, Pope Francis praised the saint for her exemplary humility and meekness, praying... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Peace requires tenacious, intelligent dialogue, Pope says

Sep 30, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his morning homily, the Pope Francis spoke to religious leaders of various faith traditions, saying that fostering peace is... Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience on Sept. 25, 2013.

True Christians bear humiliation with 'joy and patience,' says Pope

Sep 27, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the nature of what it means to be a Christian, saying that... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Pope Francis: sacrament of the Eucharist is not a 'magic rite'

Sep 24, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his daily homily, Pope Francis gave special emphasis to the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, saying that it is... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowds outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013.

Gossip is a form of murder, Pope Francis reflects

Sep 14, 2013

During his morning Mass homily in Santa Marta, Pope Francis focused on the topic of gossip – saying that when... Read more

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Pope Francis: all men are called to the joy of fatherhood

Jun 26, 2013

Whether spiritual or physical, fatherhood is the calling of all men, Pope Francis said at his homily for daily Mass... Read more

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Pope: Christians called to proclaim Christ even unto death

Jun 24, 2013

At his daily Mass at Saint Martha House, Pope Francis said the Church lives to announce Christ to the point... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

'Hypocrisy in the Church makes all of us bad,' says Pope

Jun 19, 2013

Pope Francis warned two Vatican offices attending his morning Mass against being hypocrites, stating it makes everyone “bad.”  Read more

Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter's Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Examine what prevents intimacy with Christ, Pope says

May 28, 2013

The faithful need to examine their lives to find the “riches” that prevent them from “getting close to Jesus” like... Read more

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Pope Francis urges Christians to not be 'museum pieces'

May 23, 2013

Pope Francis reflected May 23 on Jesus Christ's exhortation to be “salt of the earth,” warning that Christians who do... Read more