Wednesday Audience: Africa trip planted new seeds of hope

VATICAN CITY -- Having gone to Africa as a pilgrim of peace and hope, Pope Francis said he hoped the seeds planted there by his visit would bear abundant fruit for everyone.

  • September 11, 2019

Angelus: Climbers are in the church, too

VATICAN CITY -- People who race to get top positions often feel superior to others, an attitude that destroys the possibility for fellowship and communion, Pope Francis said.

  • September 3, 2019

Pope Francis urges Catholics to join 'Season of Creation' initiative

VATICAN CITY -- "Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels and move, quickly and decisively, toward forms of clean energy," Pope Francis said as he marked the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

  • September 3, 2019

Pope Francis greets Mozambique ahead of visit

Pope Francis sent a video message to the people of Mozambique Aug. 30 in advance of his arrival in the country Sept. 4.

  • August 30, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Proclaim God's love through care for needy

VATICAN CITY -- While listening to and obeying God's word brings healing and comfort to those in need, it also can attract disdain and even hatred from others, Pope Francis said.

  • August 28, 2019

Angelus: Lord does not recognize us by our titles

VATICAN CITY -- A life marked by humility, faith and love determines whether Christians enter heaven, not who they know, Pope Francis said.

  • August 26, 2019

Autistic girl sparks a lesson in prayer

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis used the unexpected appearance of a young autistic girl at his weekly general audience to make a point about prayer and suffering.

  • August 21, 2019

Angelus: Christians choose fidelity to Gospel over hypocrisy

VATICAN CITY -- Christians must not be hypocrites, Pope Francis said.

  • August 19, 2019

Angleus: Assumption invites people to look to heaven with hope

VATICAN CITY -- Mary's assumption into heaven calls people to put aside all those insignificant, mundane and petty concerns competing for their attention and instead be drawn to God and his greatness, Pope Francis said.

  • August 15, 2019

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