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Satan is attacking bishops by revealing their sins, Pope says

VATICAN – Bishops must remember, particularly when under attack, that their role is to pray, be humble in knowing God chose them and remain close to the people, Pope Francis said in his morning homily.
  • September 11, 2018

Being a Christian demands that we accuse ourselves, not others, Pope says

VATICAN – Christian conversion does not entail accusing others, but is shamefully recognizing and sincerely repenting one's own sins, Pope Francis said.
  • September 6, 2018

Everyday is a fight against worldly mentality, pride, gossip, Pope says

VATICAN – Christians must engage in spiritual combat every day against a worldly spirit that leads down a path of arrogance and petty gossip, Pope Francis said.
  • September 4, 2018

Christ responded to lies, divisiveness with silence, Pope says at Mass

VATICAN – Jesus himself showed that the best way to respond to scandal and divisiveness is to stay silent and pray, Pope Francis said Sept. 3 as he resumed his early morning Masses with invited guests.
  • September 4, 2018

Pope's homily: 'Sterile hypocrisy' behind mistreatment of migrants

VATICAN – Hearts that are closed to welcoming migrants and refugees are similar to those of the Pharisees, who often would preach sacrifice and following God's law without exercising mercy to those in need, Pope Francis said.
  • July 6, 2018

Bring God's love to everyone, even if it costs you your 'good name', Pope says

VATICAN – God wants his disciples to bring his mercy and love to everyone, everywhere on earth, which means it may cost them their "good name," comfort and their life, Pope Francis said on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
  • June 29, 2018

Bring God's love to everyone, even if it costs you your 'good name', Pope says

VATICAN – God wants his disciples to bring his mercy and love to everyone, everywhere on earth, which means it may cost them their "good name," comfort and their life, Pope Francis said on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
  • June 29, 2018

There is no greater novelty than forgiveness, Pope says at Mass in Geneva

GENEVA – At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches, Pope Francis turned to the region's Catholics, reminding them of what lies at the heart of the faith.
  • June 21, 2018

Many women have become slaves of 'throwaway culture', Pope says

VATICAN – Exploiting women or treating them like objects is a sin against God, Pope Francis said.
  • June 15, 2018

Spread God's love with works of mercy, Pope says

VATICAN – God shows his love, not with great speeches, but with simple, tender acts of charity, Pope Francis said.
  • June 8, 2018