Pope Francis greets Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, and a delegation from the organization Earth Caravan, during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 20, 2019. The group presented a flame of peace, which the pope blew upon. CNS photo/Paul Haring
VATICAN CITY – Christians have faith in a God who wants to and is able to transform the world, conquering evil with good, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, March 20, 2019
ROME – Marked with ashes, Christians set off on a Lenten journey where they strive to leave behind everything that will turn to dust and instead focus on drawing closer to God and God's promise of eternal life, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, March 6, 2019
VATICAN CITY – The death penalty is a cruel violation of the basic right to life and robs people of the chance to repent and make amends for the crimes they have committed, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, February 27, 2019
VATICAN CITY – When speaking to God as a father, Christians experience a love that goes beyond human love and affection, which can be unpredictable and mired by selfishness, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, February 20, 2019
VATICAN CITY – Prayer is not just a private and intimate dialogue between a person and God, but rather an opportunity for Christians to bring the needs of others before the Lord, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, February 13, 2019
“You received without payment; give without payment” (Mt 10:8). These are the words spoken by Jesus when sending forth his apostles to spread the Gospel, so that his Kingdom might grow through acts of gratuitous love.