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

Showing love, mercy are key to entering heaven, Pope Francis says on All Souls' Day

As Christians await their death and the final judgment of God, the Gospel tells them what they must do to be welcomed into heaven: love others because God is love, Pope Francis said.

  • November 2, 2022

The devil enters through pornography, Pope Francis tells young priests, seminarians

After telling a funny story about receiving a cellphone decades ago that was "as big as a shoe," Pope Francis went on to encourage young priests and seminarians to use technology and social media, but to avoid pornography at all costs.

  • October 26, 2022

We are instruments of the Spirit’s fruitfulness

The full text of the homily given by Pope Francis at solemn vespers celebrated in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Quebec July 28, 2022.

  • July 28, 2022

A journey from failure to hope

The full text of the homily delivered by Pope Francis at Mass at the National Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec July 28, 2022.

  • July 28, 2022

Maple Leaf a sign of open and inclusive communities

The full text of the speach given by Pope Francis at Citadelle de Quebec July 27, 2022.

  • July 28, 2022

We all need the healing of Jesus

The full text of Pope Francis' homily given at the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage July 26, 2022.

  • July 27, 2022