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To know God is to know love, Pope says at audience
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 20, 2019. CNS photo/Paul Haring
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 20, 2019. CNS photo/Paul Haring
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
World needs courageous prophets, Pope says at Angelus
VATICAN CITY  – The world is in need of true disciples of Christ who are prophets of hope to the poor and the downtrodden, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, February 4, 2019
Endure hard times by remembering God's love, his promise, Pope says
VATICAN CITY –  Being a Christian does not mean life will be just a big endless party, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, February 1, 2019
Global encounter of WYD challenges nationalism, walls, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – The joyous harmony of people coming together from so many different nations for World Youth Day stands in sharp contrast to today's "sad" situation of confrontational nationalist feelings, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Pope reflects on using social media for good
VATICAN CITY – Social media are anti-social, anti-human and anti-Christian when they are used to increase differences, fuel suspicion, spread lies and vent prejudice, Pope Francis said in his message for World Communications Day. More ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Pope invites young people to join mobile 'Click To Pray' app

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has helped launch a new mobile app and online platform connecting people around the world in prayer.

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Monday, January 21, 2019
Lord's Prayer is reaching out for father's loving embrace, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – To pray well, people need to have the heart of a child – a child who feels safe and loved in a father's tender embrace, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Faith is passed on at home, Pope tells parents at Baptism
VATICAN CITY – Faith isn't something learned just by studying the catechism but rather is a gift passed on to children by the example of their parents, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, January 14, 2019
Pope offers practical tips for keeping track of one's love of neighbor
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis offered a checklist for Catholics to keep track of how they measure up to the biblical admonition: "If anyone says, 'I love God,' but hates his brother, he is a liar." More ...
Thursday, January 10, 2019



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