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Pope to Russia: Destroying grain, creating hunger is 'grave offense to God'

Destroying grain is a "grave offense to God," Pope Francis said, appealing to authorities in Russia as "my brothers" and urging them to resume cooperating with a United Nations' initiative to guarantee the safe transport of grain out of Ukraine.

  • July 31, 2023

Pope Francis on Pentecost: Synod is journey in the Spirit, not 'a parliament'

The Catholic Church's current Synod of Bishops should not be a "parliament for demanding rights," but a "journey in accordance with the Spirit," Pope Francis said.

  • May 29, 2023

Pope Francis prays Chinese Catholics can practice faith fully, freely

Pope Francis prayed that Catholics in China would be free to share the Gospel and live their faith fully.

  • May 24, 2023

Nuns, monks are 'beating heart' of the church, Pope Francis says

The prayers of nuns and monks are like "oxygen" for all members of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis said.

  • April 26, 2023

Pope Francis prays that Easter joy would break through gloom of sin, war, strife

On a bright spring morning, Pope Francis prayed that Christians would experience the joy of Easter and allow Christ's resurrection to be "the light that illumines the darkness and the gloom in which, all too often, our world finds itself enveloped."

  • April 11, 2023

Pope Francis says be close to those 'abandoned' like Christ: unborn, migrants

The unborn, migrants, the elderly and the disabled are "living icons" of Jesus that call Christians to draw close to those who feel abandoned just as Christ did on the cross, Pope Francis said.

  • April 3, 2023

Pope Francis asks Catholics to renew consecration of world to Mary every March 25

Pope Francis has invited Catholics worldwide to renew the act of consecrating the church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine, to Mary every March 25, the feast of the Annunciation.

  • March 22, 2023

To be Christian is to share God's love, Pope Francis says at audience

The mission to spread the Gospel message of God's love and of salvation in Christ is entrusted to all the baptized who are called to work together and never set out alone, Pope Francis said.

  • March 8, 2023

Pope Francis preaches peace, cooperation, resilience to a Congo 'gasping for breath'

The people of Congo are more precious than any of the gems or minerals found in the earth beneath their feet, yet they have been slaughtered by warmongers and exploited by prospectors, Pope Francis said.

  • January 31, 2023

To be pastoral, look to the Good Shepherd, Pope Francis says

Christians must develop a pastoral heart to care for those who have not heard the Gospel or who have left the fold, Pope Francis said.

  • January 18, 2023