Many admire Padre Pio, but few imitate him, Pope says

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy – Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as disposable, Pope Francis said during Mass at Padre Pio's shrine.
  • March 17, 2018

Life should be lived fully listening to Jesus, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – On Sunday Pope Francis said Jesus never leaves his followers alone, but always prepares them for the trials they will face, just as he during his transfiguration, which helped his disciples to understand and cope with his Passion and death.
  • February 26, 2018

Pope's homily: Feel hunger and cover it up with a smile this Lent

VATICAN – Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said.
  • February 16, 2018

Lent is time to notice God's work, receive God's mercy, Pope says

ROME – Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said.
  • February 14, 2018

Corrupt people cannot become saints, Pope says

VATICAN – In his daily homily Thursday Pope Francis drew a distinction between the biblical figures of David and his son Solomon, saying that, like David, sinners who repent are still able to become saints, but the corrupt will not achieve holiness.
  • February 9, 2018

Don't let your screens come before God, encounter, Pope says

VATICAN – Pope Francis told consecrated men and women Friday that they are called to have real encounters with their brothers and sisters, and that technology should never have a higher priority than time spent with God and others.
  • February 3, 2018

Division, segregation a threat to humanity, Pope tells indigenous people

TEMUCO, Chile – Celebrating Mass in a land steeped in indigenous history and culture, Pope Francis said the greatest threat facing humanity is the stifling of differences driven by the idea that some cultures are better than others.

  • January 17, 2018

Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, Pope says

VATICAN – Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal to help people in need.
  • January 14, 2018

Pray with courage, conviction, not mindlessly like a parrot, Pope says

VATICAN – Prayer is a "high stakes" endeavor, requiring courage, perseverance and patience, Pope Francis said.
  • January 12, 2018

Pastors who lead double lives wound the Church, Pope says

VATICAN – Pastors who preach one thing and do another are wounded and harm the church, Pope Francis said.
  • January 9, 2018