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Pope Francis calls for prayers for Lebanon after deadly explosion in Beirut

VATICAN CITY -- After a massive fire triggered a deadly explosion in Beirut, Pope Francis called for prayers and a united effort to help Lebanon overcome "this serious crisis." 

  • August 5, 2020

Christians must courageously share with others, Pope Francis says at Angelus

VATICAN CITY -- True compassion requires "courageous sharing," not telling people to go fend for themselves, Pope Francis said.

  • August 4, 2020

Show grandparents, the elderly that you care, Pope Francis tells young people

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis called on young people to reach out to their grandparents or the elderly who may be lonely or on their own.

  • July 27, 2020

Pope Francis concerned by increased tensions between Armenia, Azerbaijan

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis expressed his concern over escalating hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, prompting renewed fears of war in the Caucasus region.

  • July 20, 2020

Pope Francis 'saddened' by Turkish court ruling to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said he was saddened after a Turkish court ruled to revert the iconic Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque.

  • July 13, 2020

Pope Francis backs U.N. resolution calling for global cease-fire

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis praised the United Nations' adoption of a global cease-fire resolution amid the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world.

  • July 6, 2020

Pope Francis: No true love without the cross

VATICAN CITY -- True love is not defined by preserving one's personal interests but by willingness to sacrifice oneself for the good of others, Pope Francis said.

  • June 29, 2020

Pope Francis: God listens to everybody -- sinner, saint, victim, killer

VATICAN CITY -- Everyone lives a life that is often inconsistent or a "contradiction" because people can be both a sinner and a saint, a victim and a tormentor, Pope Francis said.

  • June 24, 2020

In times of trial, never surrender to despair, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Christians have no need to fear in moments of trial and adversity because God's grace is more powerful than evil, Pope Francis said.

  • June 22, 2020

Pope Francis: Christians called to intercede for, not condemn, others

VATICAN CITY -- True believers do not condemn people for their sins or shortcomings but intercede on their behalf with God through prayer, Pope Francis said.

  • June 17, 2020