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Communities that take their own 'path' lack Holy Spirit, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said he was dismayed by Catholic communities and groups that claim to be working to improve church life, but attempt to do so without prayer, the Eucharist and unity with the rest of the church.

  • November 25, 2020

Pope Francis: Faith requires risks, helping others

VATICAN CITY -- Being faithful to God means taking the risk of setting aside one's own needs and plans in order to serve others, Pope Francis said, celebrating Mass for the World Day of the Poor.

  • November 16, 2020

At audience, Pope Francis renews commitment to fight abuse

VATICAN CITY -- After the Vatican released its extensive report on Theodore E. McCarrick, Pope Francis renewed the Catholic Church's pledge to uproot the scourge of sexual abuse.

  • November 11, 2020

Prepare for heaven with faith and good works, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- People sometimes forget life's ultimate purpose is to prepare for the kingdom of heaven, Pope Francis said.

  • November 9, 2020

Being meek is rare today, but it's essential for holiness, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The Eight Beatitudes describe the path to holiness, but the call to meekness seems particularly challenging today, Pope Francis said.

  • November 2, 2020

Pope Francis calls for Poland to protect life amid protests over abortion law

VATICAN CITY -- As protests against a near-total ban on abortions gripped Poland, Pope Francis urged the people of the country to defend life.

  • October 28, 2020

Inspired by Gospel, Christians need to be active in society, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The mission of the church and of all Christians is to proclaim and live the Gospel in daily life, Pope Francis said.

  • October 19, 2020

Pope: Authority is act of serving, not exploiting, others

VATICAN CITY - Those in positions of authority, especially in the Catholic Church, would do well to remember that their responsibility is to serve those in their care and not exploit them for their own selfish interests, Pope Francis said.

  • October 5, 2020

Pope Francis calls for peace, dialogue in Caucasus region at Angelus

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis called for the use of dialogue -- not weapons -- for resolving the problems and conflict escalating in the Caucasus region.

  • September 28, 2020

Church becomes sick when not proclaiming Gospel, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- If the church fails to go out and proclaim the Gospel to those who are lost or forgotten, it risks falling ill to the evil that is committed by its own members, Pope Francis said.

  • September 21, 2020