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Angelus: Judge your own heart first

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.

  • July 15, 2019

Angelus: True Christian prayer has universal dimension

VATICAN CITY (CNA) -- Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the victims of the airstrike that hit a migrant detention center in Libya, and called upon the international community to condemn the violence.

  • July 8, 2019

Angelus: Disciples seek God's glory, not their own

VATICAN CITY -- Men and women who are called to follow Christ must do so to help those in need and not to seek their own fame and glory, Pope Francis said.

  • July 2, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Christian community a place of welcome, solidarity

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.

  • June 26, 2019

Pope Francis: Receive Communion every time as if it were the first time

VATICAN CITY -- Every time a Catholic receives Communion, it should be like his or her first Communion, Pope Francis said.

  • June 24, 2019

Pope Francis: Theologians must be people of compassion, prayer

VATICAN CITY -- Theology develops through dialogue, not an aggressive defense of doctrine that seeks to impose its beliefs on others, Pope Francis said.

  • June 21, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Church born from the fire of love

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.

  • June 19, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Unity is first sign of true Christian witness

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church gives an authentic witness of God's love for all men and women only when it fosters the grace of unity and communion, Pope Francis said.

  • June 12, 2019

Pope Francis on Pentecost: 'Christian life unravels' without the Holy Spirit

VATICAN CITY -- In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.

  • June 10, 2019

Wednesday Audience: need to 'walk together' to build unity

VATICAN CITY -- People need to walk together in harmony to build a more fraternal world, Pope Francis said, reflecting upon his recent trip to Romania.

  • June 5, 2019