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Pope Francis: Receive Communion every time as if it were the first time

VATICAN CITY -- Every time a Catholic receives Communion, it should be like his or her first Communion, Pope Francis said.

  • June 24, 2019

Pope Francis: Theologians must be people of compassion, prayer

VATICAN CITY -- Theology develops through dialogue, not an aggressive defense of doctrine that seeks to impose its beliefs on others, Pope Francis said.

  • June 21, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Church born from the fire of love

VATICAN CITY -- Like an orchestra conductor leading a symphony of different sounds and harmonies, the Holy Spirit creates a masterpiece of unity and communion that extols God's love, Pope Francis said.

  • June 19, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Unity is first sign of true Christian witness

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church gives an authentic witness of God's love for all men and women only when it fosters the grace of unity and communion, Pope Francis said.

  • June 12, 2019

Pope Francis on Pentecost: 'Christian life unravels' without the Holy Spirit

VATICAN CITY -- In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.

  • June 10, 2019

Wednesday Audience: need to 'walk together' to build unity

VATICAN CITY -- People need to walk together in harmony to build a more fraternal world, Pope Francis said, reflecting upon his recent trip to Romania.

  • June 5, 2019

Leave divisions behind, Pope Francis at Marian Shrine

MIERCUREA CIUC, Romania -- At a Marian shrine in the heart of Transylvania, Pope Francis called on Romania's Catholics to leave resentments behind and to embark on a journey of unity.

  • June 1, 2019

Papal Mass in Romania: Imitate Mary's joy in the visitation

BUCHAREST (CNA) -- Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Bucharest for the feast of the Visitation Friday, encouraging Catholics in Romania to imitate Mary’s humble joy in the little things in life.

  • May 31, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Through the Holy Spirit, God's word can tear down divisive walls

VATICAN CITY -- When the Holy Spirit speaks to men and women through the word of those who evangelize, it ignites a power strong enough to break down the barriers that divide the human family, Pope Francis said.

  • May 29, 2019

Santa Marta Mass: Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart

VATICAN CITY -- The Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart, supporting them in times of trial and helping them praise God no matter what is going on, Pope Francis said.

  • May 28, 2019