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Holy Spirit - Latest News
May 1, 2016 - 07:36 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday decried the resurgence of violence in Syria in recent days, especially in Aleppo, and renewed the call to bring about peace through dialogue.
Apr 28, 2016 - 10:23 am .- In his homily Thursday Pope Francis stressed the need to be open to the novelty of the Holy Spirit, by discerning new movements and directions without being immediately closed off from them.
Jan 9, 2015 - 07:30 am .- In his homily Friday Pope Francis cautioned against the narcissism of those who close their hearts out of fear, insecurity or vanity, saying that only the Holy Spirit can make us docile and open to love.
Oct 23, 2014 - 05:57 am .- In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said no one has the strength to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit, and encouraged attendees to imitate St. Paul in praying with praise and adoration.
Jun 11, 2014 - 05:02 am .- During his general audience Pope Francis spoke on the Holy Spirit’s gift of Fear of the Lord, saying it does not mean we should be afraid of God, but rather serves as a reminder to do the right thing.
Jun 8, 2014 - 06:02 am .- On the feast of Pentecost, Pope Francis focused his homily and Angelus address on the work of the Holy Spirit in guiding and giving life to the Church.
Jun 4, 2014 - 05:23 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis reflected on the gift of piety, explaining that it is not just a superficial feeling, but rather a religious reality that leads us closer to God and to our neighbor.
May 21, 2014 - 05:20 am .- During his general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the Holy Spirit’s gift of knowledge, explaining that it enlightens our human perspective and helps us to see God in the whole of creation.
May 20, 2014 - 07:15 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned attendees not to place their security in the worldly peace of wealth, vanity or power, but rather in that offered by Jesus, which is the only one that lasts.
May 19, 2014 - 06:12 am .- In his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on the various challenges St Paul faced in his ministry, explaining that it was only possible for him to go forward because his heart was fixed on God.
May 14, 2014 - 05:14 am .- During his General Audience address Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke on the gift of fortitude, explaining that it helps us to remain faithful not only with the big things, but also in our daily activities.
May 13, 2014 - 06:22 am .- In his daily Mass Pope Francis cautioned against those who seek to understand the faith only with the intellect, explaining this attitude closes one to the Holy Spirit and prevents him from acting in our lives.
May 12, 2014 - 09:23 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis recalled the conversion of the first pagans to Christianity, explaining that the Holy Spirit brings us beyond our natural limits, and we should not block him with our own plans.
May 7, 2014 - 06:53 am .- During his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on the Holy Spirit’s gift of counsel, explaining that through it we learn to be docile to the Lord rather than attached to our own ideas.
Apr 30, 2014 - 11:49 am .- Pope Francis explained that the Holy Spirit’s gift of understanding allows Christians to obtain “intimacy with God” and helps them understand things “as God understands them.”
Jul 6, 2013 - 05:19 pm .- In his July 6 homily, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to be open to the renewal of the Holy Spirit, both in their own lives and in the “structures” of Church life.  
May 19, 2013 - 06:58 am .- Around 200,000 pilgrims packed St. Peter’s Square to celebrate Pentecost with Pope Francis, who called on them to be open to “God’s surprises” because they bring true happiness.