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Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of Pope Benedict XVI and the cardinals and bishops who died in the past year during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 3, 2023.

Pope Francis: Like Benedict XVI, be ‘humble laborers’ for the Church

Nov 3, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis presided at a Mass for the repose of the souls of Pope Benedict XVI and the six cardinals... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his Angelus address on Sept. 17, 2023.

Pope Francis: Forgiveness is the cure that heals ‘the poisons of resentment’

Sep 17, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus, the pope said forgiving is “not a good deed that we can choose to do or not... Read more

Pope Francis places the red biretta on Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot Oct. 5, 2019.

Pope Francis urges new cardinals to imitate Christ’s compassionate heart

Oct 5, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, encouraging each of them to ask for the grace to have a compassionate... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Sept. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis: Judge your own heart first – not that of those in need

Jul 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 20, 2017.

Do you want to grow in love? Keep Jesus close, pope says

Jul 22, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Christian can stay on the right path to Heaven, and grow in love for God and his neighbor, only... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience May 28, 2014.

Compassion should be heart of financial, political decisions, Pope says

Jan 14, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis Saturday warned of growing harmful trends throughout political and financial realms, pinning them on the negative effects of... Read more

Pope Francis prepares to greet Queen Elizabeth II at the Vatican April 3, 2014.

Pope Francis: Let’s be clear – assisted suicide is 'false compassion'

Jun 10, 2016

Physician-assisted suicide is part of a “throwaway culture” that offers a “false compassion” and treats a human person as a... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, May 14, 2014.

God's path is closeness and compassion, Pope preaches

Sep 16, 2014

Pope Francis on Tuesday focused on the importance of giving hope to the world by imitating Jesus Christ’s closeness to... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience, May 22, 2013.

Comfort makes us indifferent to suffering of migrants, Pope says

Jul 8, 2013

Seeking to “reawaken” consciences, Pope Francis visited an Italian island which is the destination of African emigrants and said that... Read more