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Jesus replaced law of revenge with law of love, Pope says
Pope Francis greets a boy during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 24, 2019. CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters
Pope Francis greets a boy during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 24, 2019. CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters
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
Be servants to one another, Pope tells prisoners before washing feet
ROME – Jesus' gesture of washing his disciples' feet, an act once reserved to servants and slaves, is one that all Christians, especially bishops, must imitate, Pope Francis told hundreds of inmates and prison employees on Holy Thursday. More ...
Friday, April 19, 2019
On Good Friday, papal preacher says Cross brings hope to the oppressed
VATICAN CITY  – The Cross serves as a warning to the powerful and a message of hope for the poor and oppressed, said the preacher of the papal household. More ...
Friday, April 19, 2019
Pope to priests: Best place to be is among the people
VATICAN CITY – Just as Jesus always sought to be with the people to serve, teach and heal them, so, too, must priests always be in the midst of God's people, "pouring ourselves out" for them, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
God's glory is shown on the Cross, Pope says at audience
VATICAN CITY – The glory of God is not manifested with fanfare and applause but displayed through the love of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Organ donation fosters culture of life, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – When done ethically and free of charge, organ donation is a selfless gesture that contributes to fostering a culture of life, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, April 15, 2019
Embrace the Cross, trust God will triumph, Pope says on Palm Sunday
VATICAN CITY – Acclaimed by the crowds and knowing he was the Messiah they sought, Jesus still chose the path of humility and self-emptying, focused only on doing God's will, Pope Francis said on Palm Sunday. More ...
Sunday, April 14, 2019
All are debtors before God's love, forgiveness, Pope says
VATICAN CITY  – Everyone is "in debt" to God, who offers his infinite love and graces for free, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Devil targets those who succumb to despair, negativity, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Sometimes Christians seem to prefer complaining and being unhappy in life, but that makes them a perfect target for the devil, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. More ...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
People can call Jesus at any moment; he is always there, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Everyone has a direct line to Jesus, who is always nearby, ready to listen and help, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, April 8, 2019
Pray with courage, Pope says in morning homily

VATICAN CITY – Christians must be courageous when praying to God and not simply repeat prayers "like a parrot," Pope Francis said.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
People should not fear difference, but division, Pope says at audience
VATICAN CITY – No one should be afraid that God has allowed there to be different religions in the world, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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