Imitate God by being merciful to others, Pope said

VATICAN – The season of Lent is a time for Christians to reflect on and practice the mercy of God toward others and not waste away sitting in judgment of others, Pope Francis said.
  • March 18, 2019

Lent is a time to chip away at hypocrisy, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – 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.
  • March 8, 2019

Give up gossiping for Lent, Pope Francis 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.
  • March 4, 2019

God's wrath is just as great as his mercy, Pope says

VATICAN – Christians must not take advantage of God's forgiveness -- selfishly repeating sin after sin -- because God's wrath for those who refuse to change their ways is just as great as his mercy, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
  • February 28, 2019

Poverty, humility needed to give authentic witness of faith, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – 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.
  • February 7, 2019

Priests must be men of joy, Pope Francis says at Mass

VATICAN CITY – A priest must be able to see the people around him as his children, as brothers and sisters, and must be willing to risk everything for them out of love, Pope Francis said in his morning homily.
  • January 31, 2019

Faith is a gift passed on at home, Pope tells parents at baptism

VATICAN – 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.
  • January 14, 2019

Saints were 'crazy for concreteness', Pope Francis says at Mass

VATICAN – The saints were Christians who were "crazy for concreteness," knowing that faith is not an idea, but a relationship with Jesus, which leads to actions that demonstrate love, Pope Francis said.
  • January 7, 2019

Offer a gift to Jesus, care for those who cannot repay you, Pope Francis says on Epiphany

VATICAN – People find Jesus only through humble love, and once they find him, they are called to offer him the gifts of their prayer, their adoration and their care of others, Pope Francis said.
  • January 7, 2019

Pope Francis prays for new year marked by tenderness, peace

VATICAN – A new year is a chance for a new start, a time to remember that all people are brothers and sisters and a time to nurture amazement that God became human to save all people, Pope Francis said.
  • January 1, 2019