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Pope Francis: Closeness is God's answer to suffering

VATICAN CITY -- In hopeless situations of pain and suffering, God never abandons his children but rather remains close to them, Pope Francis said.

  • August 13, 2019

Angelus: Nations must protect lives and dignity of war victims

VATICAN CITY -- Marking the anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, Pope Francis urged nations to recall the need to protect the life and dignity of the victims of war and armed conflict.

  • August 12, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Church is mother to all, close to the suffering

VATICAN CITY -- Like the apostles who brought spiritual and physical healing to those in need, Christians are called to tend to the wounds of the suffering and the downtrodden, Pope Francis said.

  • August 7, 2019

Pope Francis urges families build a better future through stronger prayer life

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has asked families to set aside time to pray both individually and together as a family.

  • August 2, 2019

Angelus: Quick action needed to avoid more migrant deaths

VATICAN CITY -- Days after rescue workers recovered the bodies of dozens of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged the international community to "act quickly" to prevent future tragedies.

  • July 29, 2019

Angelus: Judge your own heart first

VATICAN CITY -- Praying that Catholics would understand and act on "the inseparable bond" between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela.

  • July 15, 2019

Angelus: True Christian prayer has universal dimension

VATICAN CITY (CNA) -- Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the victims of the airstrike that hit a migrant detention center in Libya, and called upon the international community to condemn the violence.

  • July 8, 2019

Angelus: Disciples seek God's glory, not their own

VATICAN CITY -- Men and women who are called to follow Christ must do so to help those in need and not to seek their own fame and glory, Pope Francis said.

  • July 2, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Christian community a place of welcome, solidarity

VATICAN CITY -- To be part of a Christian community is to belong to a group of believers who shun selfishness and give witness to God's love by loving and caring for one another, Pope Francis said.

  • June 26, 2019

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