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Corruption is a devastating cancer harming society, Pope says
Pope Francis accepts a gift from South Sudanese President Salva Kiir during a private audience at the Vatican March 16, 2019. CNS photo/Maria Grazie Picciarella, pool
Pope Francis accepts a gift from South Sudanese President Salva Kiir during a private audience at the Vatican March 16, 2019. CNS photo/Maria Grazie Picciarella, pool
VATICAN CITY – The constant temptation and cancer of corruption is one of the most devastating illnesses to befall society, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, March 18, 2019

Don't waste time talking to the devil, Pope says at Angelus
VATICAN CITY – When facing temptation, Christians should follow Jesus' example by not engaging in fruitless talk with the father of lies, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Lent is a time for a little less hypocrisy, Pope says

VATICAN CITY – Lent is a time to ask for God's grace to chip away at hypocrisy, which is seen in the natural human attempt to appear "worthier than we are," Pope Francis said.

 
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Friday, March 8, 2019
Lent begins with reminder of all that fades away, Pope says
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
Give up gossiping for Lent, Pope suggests
ROME – Lent is a good time to concentrate on fighting the urge to gossip about others and instead trying to correct one's own faults and defects, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, March 4, 2019
Death penalty a 'grave' violation of human right to life, Pope says
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
Lent is time to let go of 'destructive' selfishness, Pope says

VATICAN CITY – The Lenten season is a reminder for Catholics that overindulgence ruptures communion with God, with others and with creation, Pope Francis said.

 
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Pope: Humanity can be dangerously spellbound by hi-tech progress
VATICAN CITY – Technology holds the potential to benefit all of humankind, but it also poses risky and unforeseen results, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, February 25, 2019
To know God is to know love, Pope says at audience
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
Need to change hearts, not just books, to improve liturgy, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – The sacred liturgy is meant to help the people of God conform their heart, mind and actions more closely to Christ, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
When it comes to prayer, there is no room for individualism, Pope says
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
World needs to be healed, not condemned, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Taking their cue from Christ, moral theologians can see that people need to be liberated and healed, not condemned, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, February 11, 2019
Pope Francis' Message for World Day of the Sick

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

“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.

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Friday, February 8, 2019
Life has meaning when given with love to others, Pope says in homily
VATICAN CITY – A life lived selfishly, corruptly or filled with hate is a life that is useless, shrivels up and dies, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. More ...
Friday, February 8, 2019
Poverty, humility needed to heal wounded hearts, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Those who proclaim the Gospel must embrace humility and poverty to give an authentic witness to faith and not use others to climb the ladder of success, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, February 7, 2019



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