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Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023.

Pope Francis: The devil uses ‘three widespread and dangerous temptations’ to divide us

Feb 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope also offered advice for how to overcome temptations using the Word of God. Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Feb. 21, 2021. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Christian life 'is a battle against the spirit of evil'

Feb 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Like Jesus was tempted by Satan in the desert, Christians must be prepared to battle evil, knowing that “with faith,... Read more

Pope Francis stands in front of the crucifix in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta April 4, 2020.

Sin starts with giving in to small temptations, Pope Francis warns

Apr 4, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Before we commit a sin, there were usually small temptations which we let grow in our soul, eventually making excuses... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass in 2017.

'Never dialogue with the devil,' Pope Francis says

Mar 1, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Sunday to follow Christ’s example when dealing with the temptation to sin: send the devil away or... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Do you read the Bible as often as you check your phone? Francis asks

Mar 5, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis said if we want to fight against the temptation of sin, we... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2016.

Pope Francis: The Christian life requires fighting against Satan

Jan 19, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke Thursday about the struggles inherent to the Christian life, and how temptation, while a normal part of... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his homily during Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6, 2013

The Christian life is a constant battle against evil, Pope reflects

Apr 11, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis centered his daily homily on the topic of temptation, observing that it has a specific structure, and encouraging... Read more

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Pope's exercises highlight danger of worldly temptations

Mar 14, 2014

By Elise Harris

During Pope Francis’ spiritual exercises, Msgr. Angelo De Donatis focused his meditations on the Grace of God, warning against worldly... Read more

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

Thwart temptation with the word of God, Pope exhorts

Mar 9, 2014

In his Sunday Angelus message today, Pope Francis stressed the importance of resisting temptations by finding refuge in God’s word.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pope: Word of God strengthens us in moments of temptation

Feb 18, 2014

Pope Francis on Feb. 18 stressed that the Word of God “opens the horizon” and saves Christians from the temptation... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Pope Francis warns against a 'worldly uniformity'

Jan 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis cautioned the faithful not to fall into the temptation of worldliness which hardens our... Read more

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

Take courage in your weakness, Pope Francis teaches

Jul 2, 2013

During his homily at daily Mass in the Vatican's Saint Martha House, Pope Francis said Christians must have the courage... Read more