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Pope: Sport strengthens friendships, brings out best of body, mind
Pope Francis gestures as he participates alongside thousands of young soccer athletes in a project to promote the values of sport and soccer at the Vatican May 24. CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters

Pope Francis gestures as he participates alongside thousands of young soccer athletes in a project to promote the values of sport and soccer at the Vatican May 24. CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters

VATICAN CITY – For young men and women, competitive sports like soccer not only help strengthen their bodies, but also help strengthen their souls in creating last bonds of friendship through teamwork, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, May 24, 2019

Prayer not possible without Holy Spirit, Pope says at audience
VATICAN CITY – The Holy Spirit gives Christians the courage and the strength needed to engage in a loving dialogue with God that is like the dialogue of a child with his or her father, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Throwing away food is like throwing away people, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis condemned food waste, saying throwing away food is like throwing away people. More ...
Monday, May 20, 2019
Conscientious objection must be respectful, Pope tells health care workers
VATICAN CITY – When doctors, nurses and health care workers conscientiously object to a procedure to protect the life and dignity of their patients, they must do so respectfully, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, May 17, 2019
Jesus is always ready to help free people from evil, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Christians recognize life's great paradox that so much evil and temptation exist in the world, but that God is always present, too, ready to help and give people the strength to persevere, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Catholic minorities can still change the world, Pope says at audience
VATICAN CITY – Visiting the small Catholic communities in Bulgaria and North Macedonia offered an opportunity to encourage the faithful to remember God's miracle of being able to feed a multitude with just a few loaves and fishes, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Nations stirring up nationalism betray their mission, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Migrants are not a threat to a nation's culture, traditions and values, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Satan, not God, tricks people with temptation, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – God never tricks, traps or tempts his children to sin or commit evil, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Christian life impossible without the Holy Spirit, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Christians must allow themselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit if they expect to live a Christian life, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
People can find peace by visiting those who suffer, Pope says
VATICAN CITY  – People who feel restless or lacking inner peace will discover it when they visit those who are experiencing great difficulty, suffering, illness or persecution, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Word of God must be 'beating heart' of Church, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Reading the Bible and praying with it is "the best vaccine" against Catholic communities closing in on themselves or focusing only on self-preservation, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, April 26, 2019
Jesus replaced law of revenge with law of love, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – The scales of justice cannot solve everything, especially when it comes to stopping a cycle of evil vengeance, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Continuing Easter celebrations, Pope again prays for Sri Lanka
VATICAN CITY – On Easter Monday, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in praying for the hundreds of people who died or were injured in bomb blasts the previous day in Sri Lanka. More ...
Monday, April 22, 2019
Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, Pope says at Easter
ROME – As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ's resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing. More ...
Sunday, April 21, 2019
At Easter, the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, Pope says at vigil
VATICAN CITY – As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said. More ...
Saturday, April 20, 2019



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