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Pope at Angelus: Christians choose fidelity to Gospel over hypocrisy
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 18, 2019. CNS photo/Vatican Media
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 18, 2019. CNS photo/Vatican Media
VATICAN CITY – Christians must not be hypocrites, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, August 19, 2019

Closeness is God's answer to suffering, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – In hopeless situations of pain and suffering, God never abandons his children but rather remains close to them, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Church is a mother to all, remains close to those who suffer, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Like the apostles who brought spiritual and physical healing to those in need, Christians are called to tend to the wounds of the suffering and the downtrodden, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Pope urges families to build a better future through stronger prayer life
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has asked families to set aside time to pray both individually and together as a family. More ...
Friday, August 2, 2019
Pope writes Syrian president, urging him to protect civilians, seek peace
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to put an end to his country's eight-year-long conflict and seek reconciliation for the good of the nation and its vulnerable people. More ...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Praying that Catholics would understand and act on "the inseparable bond" between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela. More ...
Monday, July 15, 2019
Praising God for gift of creation leads to respect for it, Pope says

VATICAN CITY – Human beings are called to praise God for his gift of creation, not be predators out to plunder the earth and all it contains, Pope Francis said.

In a message sent July 8 to participants of an Italian conference on the consequences of deforestation in the Amazon, the Pope said the current situation in the South American rainforest "is a sad paradigm of what is happening in many parts of the planet."

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Receive Communion every time as if it were the first time, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Every time a Catholic receives Communion, it should be like his or her first Communion, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Migrants are people, not just a social issue, Pope says at Mass
VATICAN CITY – Christians are called to follow the spirit of the beatitudes by comforting the poor and the oppressed, especially migrants and refugees who are rejected, exploited and left to die, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, July 8, 2019
World becoming more elitist, cruel toward excluded, Pope says
VATICAN CITY  – The excluded, especially migrants and refugees, are the ones who ultimately pay the price for humanity's greed, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Ecumenical goal is unity, not leveling differences, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – At the end of Mass on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis and Orthodox Archbishop Job of Telmessos walked down the stairs under the main altar in St. Peter's Basilica and prayed together at the apostle's tomb. More ...
Monday, July 1, 2019
Indifference, apathy at heart of hunger crisis, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – If the world is to succeed in eradicating the scourge of hunger, it must first fight against the indifference, apathy and broken promises that allow the crisis to continue, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, June 28, 2019
Christian community a place of welcome, solidarity, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – To be part of a Christian community is to belong to a group of believers who shun selfishness and give witness to God's love by loving and caring for one another, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Receive Communion every time as if it were the first time, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Every time a Catholic receives Communion, it should be like his or her first Communion, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, June 24, 2019
Pope: Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion
VATICAN CITY – Like an orchestra conductor leading a symphony of different sounds and harmonies, the Holy Spirit creates a masterpiece of unity and communion that extols God's love, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019



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