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Bishop Claudio Maniago, president of the Italian bishops’ conference’s liturgy commission.

Bishop hopes new Italian missal will help Catholics rediscover beauty of Mass

As the Church in Italy prepares to introduce its new translation of the Roman Missal on Sunday, the bishop in... Read more

Pope Francis prays global Our Father March 25, 2020.

Pope Francis leads Christians in global Our Father for God's mercy amid coronavirus

Pope Francis Wednesday led Christians around the world in praying an Our Father to ask God’s mercy during the coronavirus... Read more

Pope Francis looks out at an empty St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: As humanity trembles from pandemic, let us unite in prayer

Pope Francis has asked Christians around the world to unite in praying the Our Father prayer at noon on March... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Our Father while meeting with the Italian bishops' conference at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, May 18, 2015.

Holy See confirms changes to Italian liturgical translation of Our Father, Gloria

The Apostolic See has confirmed the translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal prepared by the Italian bishops'... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Our Father with Daniel, Orthodox Patriarch of Romania, in the Romanian Orthodox new cathedral in Bucharest, May 31, 2019.

Francis emphasizes Christian unity in prayer with Romanian Orthodox

In a meeting with the Romanian Orthodox in their new cathedral in Bucharest Friday, Pope Francis prayed for the union... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Gyumri Armenia June 25, 2016.

Pope Francis prays for China invoking Mary Help of Christians

Pope Francis Wednesday asked Our Lady Help of Christians to intercede for Chinese Catholics, whom he said continue to believe... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, May 15, 2019.

Pope Francis: Christ liberates us from overwhelming evil

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Jesus gave humanity a precious gift on the cross -- liberation from evil.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Satan is real, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis Wednesday reminded those who think belief in the devil is antiquated or outdated that Satan really exists and... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience April 20, 2016.

Pope Francis: To stop evil, give more love than required

To stop the spread of evil in the world, Catholics must go above and beyond, loving and forgiving others even... Read more

Pope Francis waves at a rainy general audience April 10, 2019.

Pope Francis explains the most dangerous attitude in Christian life

Pope Francis warned Wednesday that pride is the most dangerous attitude in the Christian life, pointing out that even the... Read more

Pope Francis Aug. 12, 2018.

We will be judged for whether we shared 'our daily bread,' pope says

The ‘daily bread’ asked of God in the ‘Our Father’ is for everyone, and Christians will be judged by how... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

With prayer, good can overcome evil, Pope Francis says

To pray is to believe in God’s power to replace the evil in the world with goodness, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 6, 2019.

Pope Francis: We need you, Jesus. Thy Kingdom Come

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Kingdom of God is the greatest force in the world, but it is humble,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Feb. 27, 2019.

Pope Francis: Evil’s days are numbered

Pope Francis said Wednesday that evil is limited compared to the expanding force of God’s holiness in the world.  Read more

Pope Francis prays at his Wednesday general audience Feb. 13, 2019.

Pope Francis: There is no 'I' in the 'Our Father'

Pope Francis said Wednesday that one’s prayer should always be a dialogue with God with charitable consideration for others’ needs.  Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience Jan. 9, 2019.

God is waiting to hear your prayers, pope says

Persevere in prayer, remembering that God the Father is waiting to answer his children – even if the result is... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during the general audience Jan. 10, 2018.

Pope Francis: Prayer is about God's love, not wordiness

When praying, remember the words of Jesus when he taught the ‘Our Father,’ Pope Francis said Wednesday, meeting God as... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall on Dec. 20, 2017.

Faith is not ‘decorative,’ Pope Francis says

Pope Francis gave an Advent reminder Wednesday that faith should not be just a “decorative” addition to daily life by... Read more

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis: To pray, begin with humility

Learning to pray well is a continual process, but should always start from a place of humility, as Jesus demonstrated... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Geneva on June 21, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Our Father is a spiritual roadmap

The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer of the Church, confirming a person’s identity as a beloved child of God, and... Read more