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Pope Francis: God listens to everybody -- sinner, saint, victim, killer

VATICAN CITY -- Everyone lives a life that is often inconsistent or a "contradiction" because people can be both a sinner and a saint, a victim and a tormentor, Pope Francis said.

  • June 24, 2020

In times of trial, never surrender to despair, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Christians have no need to fear in moments of trial and adversity because God's grace is more powerful than evil, Pope Francis said.

  • June 22, 2020

Pope Francis: Christians called to intercede for, not condemn, others

VATICAN CITY -- True believers do not condemn people for their sins or shortcomings but intercede on their behalf with God through prayer, Pope Francis said.

  • June 17, 2020

Eucharist heals, gives strength to serve others, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The Eucharist heals people of their wounds, emptiness and sadness, and gives them the strength to share Christ's loving mercy with others, Pope Francis said.

  • June 15, 2020

Pope Francis: Prayer is a 'fight' with God

VATICAN CITY -- True prayer is a "fight" with God in which those who think they are strong are humbled and faced with the reality of their own mortal condition, Pope Francis said.

  • June 10, 2020

Pope Francis prays for those still hit by COVID-19, urges caution elsewhere

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis prayed for people living in countries where COVID-19 is still causing a huge number of deaths, and he cautioned people in Italy to continue to be careful and follow health precautions.

  • June 8, 2020

Pope Francis: Trusting in God does not mean never arguing with him

VATICAN CITY -- In the story of the patriarch Abraham -- honored by Jews, Christians and Muslims -- faith becomes a direct relationship with God that is marked by constant prayer, which sometimes takes the form of "debating" with God, Pope Francis said.

  • June 3, 2020

Church united by Spirit, not personal beliefs, Pope Francis says on Pentecost

VATICAN CITY -- Just as the apostles were united once they received the Holy Spirit, the church is united by that same spirit and not by keeping company just with those who agree on a certain interpretation of Christian teaching, Pope Francis said on Pentecost.

  • June 1, 2020

Prayer is powerful, life-giving, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Prayer is powerful not because it changes God or God's plans, but because it changes individuals and communities, one heart at a time, Pope Francis said.

  • May 27, 2020

Pope Francis blesses visitors on feast of Ascension

VATICAN CITY -- St. Peter's Square was open to the public May 24, the feast of the Ascension, and scores of visitors turned up for Pope Francis' noonday prayer and blessing.

  • May 26, 2020