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Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said.

  • November 18, 2019

Pope Francis denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis warned that violence against Jewish people, which reached a state of horror during World War II, is on the rise again.

  • November 13, 2019

Pope Francis: Christ wants to redeem everyone

ROME -- No one is so far from God that Christ cannot bring them back, Pope Francis told members of the Diocese of Rome's new pastoral teams responsible for outreach.

  • November 11, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Dialogue begins with empathy, not contempt

VATICAN CITY -- Christians who preach the Gospel must see people who do not know Christ as children of God and not as nonbelievers worthy of hostility and contempt, Pope Francis said.

  • November 6, 2019

Pope Francis: Refusing God's generosity is a sin

VATICAN CITY -- In life, Christians face the choice of either being open to encountering God's generosity or closed in on their own interests, Pope Francis said.

  • November 5, 2019

Pope Francis offers memorial Mass for prelates deceased over preceding year

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus invites everyone to always go to him, which, Pope Francis said, also means no longer making life revolve around oneself.

  • November 4, 2019

Pope Francis recalls all persecuted Christians at Mass in Catacombs

ROME -- In what he said was his first visit to the catacombs, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the feast of All Souls with special words of remembrance for Catholics who still today must worship in secret.

  • November 4, 2019

Angelus: God gives grace to live holy lives

VATICAN CITY -- The saints were flesh-and-blood people whose lives included real struggles and joys, and whose holiness reminds all the baptized that they, too, are called to be saints, Pope Francis said.

  • November 1, 2019

Pope Francis: Jesus' saving love is real

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus' love for each person is a concrete love, a love that is addressed to each person "with their first and last name," Pope Francis said.

  • October 31, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Holy Spirit guides church efforts to evangelize

VATICAN CITY -- The Holy Spirit guides the Catholic Church's mission, pointing the way to evangelize new lands and opening people's hearts to be transformed by Christ, Pope Francis said.

  • October 30, 2019