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

Evangelization is the 'oxygen' of Christian life, Pope Francis says

Sharing the faith is the "oxygen" that "invigorates and purifies" Christian life, Pope Francis said.

  • January 11, 2023

Pope Francis remembers predecessor as a 'great teacher of catechesis'

Pope Benedict XVI was a "great teacher of catechesis" whose "sharp and gentle thinking" led others to encounter Jesus, Pope Francis said.

  • January 4, 2023

Bring hope to others, justice for the poor, Pope Francis says at Christmas Mass

Christ was born to touch people's hearts and show that love is the power that changes the course of history, Pope Francis said.

  • December 27, 2022

The devil is sneaky, so Christians must be watchful, Pope Francis says

Vigilance is an essential part of the spiritual life because the devil will try to sneak in when one is not paying attention or, especially, when a Christian thinks he or she is making a lot of progress on the road to holiness, Pope Francis said.

  • December 14, 2022

Keep the creche in Christmas, Pope Francis urges

Stopping to gaze at and perhaps pray before a Nativity scene is one of the best ways to remember the real meaning of Christmas, Pope Francis said.

  • December 5, 2022