This Christmas, come to the manger with love, charity, simplicity, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – Jesus' birth in a stable, God's coming to earth in extreme simplicity, teaches Christians that love is more valuable than anything else and is what will change the world, Pope Francis said.
  • December 24, 2018

'Everything changes' with Christ's birth, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – The Annunciation – the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will bear God's son -- was such a tremendous, history-changing event that preaching about it is extremely difficult, Pope Francis said.
  • December 20, 2018

Ask for grace to seek truth in dreams, be silent like St. Joseph, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – While St. Joseph was a practical, down-to-earth man, he had enough faith to be open to God speaking through dreams, Pope Francis said at morning Mass.
  • December 18, 2018

Mary raises up the abandoned, Pope Francis says at Mass

VATICAN – Just as she did hundreds of years ago from a small hill in Tepeyac, Mexico, Mary accompanies the downtrodden and the lowly like a mother caring for her children.
  • December 12, 2018

Jesus gives us joy even in martyrdom, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – God sends his consolation to those in need of reassurance, even when they are facing death, Pope Francis said.
  • December 11, 2018

Be 'artisans of peace' in your daily life this Advent, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – The Advent season is a time of preparation for the coming of the prince of peace and not a time of making war with those around you, Pope Francis said.
  • December 4, 2018

Examine your lives daily, prepare for Judgement Day, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY – People would be wise to think about Judgment Day and wonder what God will see when he examines their lives, Pope Francis said.
  • November 27, 2018

Spending more money than we need is the enemy of generosity, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – The desire to spend vast amounts on shopping and needless extravagances can prevent Christians from being generous with others, Pope Francis said.
  • November 26, 2018

Bishops must be 'blameless' servants of God, not businessmen, Pope says

VATICAN – A bishop must be "blameless" and at the service of God, not of cliques, assets and power, especially if he is ever to "set right" what needs to be done for the church, Pope Francis said.
  • November 12, 2018

Sacraments are gifts, not for sale, Pope says at Mass

VATICAN – The sacraments are gifts from God that are given freely and are not a way for the church to fill up its coffers to cover expenses, Pope Francis said.
  • November 9, 2018