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At Angelus, Pope Francis warns against using God, others for selfish aims

VATICAN CITY -- People should seek Jesus out of genuine love, not calculated self-interest, Pope Francis said.

  • August 3, 2021

Elderly are to be valued, not discarded, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Older people are not "leftovers" to be discarded; rather, they continue to be precious nourishment for families, young people and communities, Pope Francis said in the homily he wrote for the Mass marking the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

  • July 26, 2021

Pope Francis at pallium Mass: Freedom comes from welcoming Christ

VATICAN CITY -- Sts. Peter and Paul were great not just because of their zeal for the Gospel, but because they allowed Christ to enter their hearts and change their lives, Pope Francis said.

  • June 29, 2021

Prayer is like a musical score, giving life melody, meaning, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- People need to find harmony between prayer and the demands of everyday life, Pope Francis said.

  • June 9, 2021

Perseverance is necessary for prayer, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Those who overcome distractions or obstacles when praying learn the value of perseverance in times of trial, Pope Francis said.

  • May 19, 2021

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Holy Land, says death of children 'unacceptable'

VATICAN CITY -- The injury and death of so many innocent people, especially children, caused by escalating violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip is "terrible and unacceptable," putting the area at risk of sinking into "a spiral of death and destruction," Pope Francis said.

  • May 17, 2021

By abiding in Christ, people can do good in the world, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- People can't be good Christians if they do not choose to remain in Jesus, Pope Francis said.

  • May 3, 2021

Jesus always loves, defends his flock, seeks out everyone, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus is the good shepherd who knows, loves and defends his sheep, embracing everyone without exception, Pope Francis said.

  • April 26, 2021

Prayers said aloud lead the way to God, Pope Francis says at audience

VATICAN CITY -- Because prayer is a dialogue with God, people should not dismiss or be embarrassed by saying their prayers out loud or in a whisper, Pope Francis said.

  • April 21, 2021

Saying he missed people, Pope Francis returns to window for Sunday prayer

VATICAN CITY -- Greeting visitors in St. Peter's Square after nearly a month of tight restrictions due to the pandemic, Pope Francis said he was happy to see people allowed to gather and be present for Sunday noonday prayer.

  • April 19, 2021