Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption. CNS photo/Paul Haring
VATICAN CITY – Mary's assumption into heaven calls people to put aside all those insignificant, mundane and petty concerns competing for their attention and instead be drawn to God and his greatness, Pope Francis said. More ... Thursday, August 15, 2019
VATICAN CITY – Like the apostles who brought spiritual and physical healing to those in need, Christians are called to tend to the wounds of the suffering and the downtrodden, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, August 7, 2019
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to put an end to his country's eight-year-long conflict and seek reconciliation for the good of the nation and its vulnerable people. More ... Tuesday, July 23, 2019
VATICAN CITY – Praying that Catholics would understand and act on "the inseparable bond" between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela. More ... Monday, July 15, 2019
VATICAN CITY – Human beings are called to praise God for his gift of creation, not be predators out to plunder the earth and all it contains, Pope Francis said.
In a message sent July 8 to participants of an Italian conference on the consequences of deforestation in the Amazon, the Pope said the current situation in the South American rainforest "is a sad paradigm of what is happening in many parts of the planet."
VATICAN CITY – Christians are called to follow the spirit of the beatitudes by comforting the poor and the oppressed, especially migrants and refugees who are rejected, exploited and left to die, Pope Francis said. More ... Monday, July 8, 2019
VATICAN CITY – At the end of Mass on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis and Orthodox Archbishop Job of Telmessos walked down the stairs under the main altar in St. Peter's Basilica and prayed together at the apostle's tomb. More ... Monday, July 1, 2019
VATICAN CITY – If the world is to succeed in eradicating the scourge of hunger, it must first fight against the indifference, apathy and broken promises that allow the crisis to continue, Pope Francis said. More ... Friday, June 28, 2019
VATICAN CITY – To be part of a Christian community is to belong to a group of believers who shun selfishness and give witness to God's love by loving and caring for one another, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, June 26, 2019
VATICAN CITY – Like an orchestra conductor leading a symphony of different sounds and harmonies, the Holy Spirit creates a masterpiece of unity and communion that extols God's love, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, June 19, 2019