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Wednesday Audience: Through the Holy Spirit, God's word can tear down divisive walls

VATICAN CITY -- When the Holy Spirit speaks to men and women through the word of those who evangelize, it ignites a power strong enough to break down the barriers that divide the human family, Pope Francis said.

  • May 29, 2019

Santa Marta Mass: Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart

VATICAN CITY -- The Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart, supporting them in times of trial and helping them praise God no matter what is going on, Pope Francis said.

  • May 28, 2019

Regina Coeli: The Lord invites us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit

VATICAN CITY (CNA) -- Pope Francis said Sunday that the Church cannot remain static because the Holy Spirit guides the Church along the paths of history.

  • May 27, 2019

True charity means focusing on Jesus and the poor, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- The charity of the Catholic Church must be born from prayer before "the fixed tabernacle and mobile tabernacles" -- adoring Jesus in the Eucharist and ministering to him in the poor and needy, Pope Francis said.

  • May 24, 2019

General Audience: Have audacity to call God 'Father'

VATICAN CITY -- The Holy Spirit gives Christians the courage and the strength needed to engage in a loving dialogue with God that is like the dialogue of a child with his or her father, Pope Francis said.

  • May 22, 2019

Regina Coeli: Loving like Jesus loves leads to dialogue, fraternity, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- When Jesus gave his disciples the "new commandment" to love others as he loved them, what was "new" was the call to love completely, without counting the cost, Pope Francis said.

  • May 21, 2019

Conscientious objection must be respectful, Pope Francis tells health care workers

VATICAN CITY -- When doctors, nurses and health care workers conscientiously object to a procedure to protect the life and dignity of their patients, they must do so respectfully, Pope Francis said.

  • May 17, 2019

Promote 'culture of resurrection,' pope tells Christian Brothers

VATICAN CITY -- Like their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Christian Brothers' must continue their educational mission and restore life to areas where poverty and suffering have taken away the hope of a future, Pope Francis said.

  • May 16, 2019

Imitate God by being merciful to others, Pope said

VATICAN – The season of Lent is a time for Christians to reflect on and practice the mercy of God toward others and not waste away sitting in judgment of others, Pope Francis said.
  • March 18, 2019

Lent is a time to chip away at hypocrisy, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – Lent is a time to ask for God's grace to chip away at hypocrisy, which is seen in the natural human attempt to appear "worthier than we are," Pope Francis said.
  • March 8, 2019