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Poverty, humility needed to give authentic witness of faith, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – Those who proclaim the Gospel must embrace humility and poverty to give an authentic witness to faith and not use others to climb the ladder of success, Pope Francis said.
  • February 7, 2019

Priests must be men of joy, Pope Francis says at Mass

VATICAN CITY – A priest must be able to see the people around him as his children, as brothers and sisters, and must be willing to risk everything for them out of love, Pope Francis said in his morning homily.
  • January 31, 2019

Faith is a gift passed on at home, Pope tells parents at baptism

VATICAN – Faith isn't something learned just by studying the catechism but rather is a gift passed on to children by the example of their parents, Pope Francis said.
  • January 14, 2019

Saints were 'crazy for concreteness', Pope Francis says at Mass

VATICAN – The saints were Christians who were "crazy for concreteness," knowing that faith is not an idea, but a relationship with Jesus, which leads to actions that demonstrate love, Pope Francis said.
  • January 7, 2019

Offer a gift to Jesus, care for those who cannot repay you, Pope Francis says on Epiphany

VATICAN – People find Jesus only through humble love, and once they find him, they are called to offer him the gifts of their prayer, their adoration and their care of others, Pope Francis said.
  • January 7, 2019

Pope Francis prays for new year marked by tenderness, peace

VATICAN – A new year is a chance for a new start, a time to remember that all people are brothers and sisters and a time to nurture amazement that God became human to save all people, Pope Francis said.
  • January 1, 2019

This Christmas, come to the manger with love, charity, simplicity, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – Jesus' birth in a stable, God's coming to earth in extreme simplicity, teaches Christians that love is more valuable than anything else and is what will change the world, Pope Francis said.
  • December 24, 2018

'Everything changes' with Christ's birth, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – The Annunciation – the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will bear God's son -- was such a tremendous, history-changing event that preaching about it is extremely difficult, Pope Francis said.
  • December 20, 2018

Ask for grace to seek truth in dreams, be silent like St. Joseph, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – While St. Joseph was a practical, down-to-earth man, he had enough faith to be open to God speaking through dreams, Pope Francis said at morning Mass.
  • December 18, 2018

Mary raises up the abandoned, Pope Francis says at Mass

VATICAN – Just as she did hundreds of years ago from a small hill in Tepeyac, Mexico, Mary accompanies the downtrodden and the lowly like a mother caring for her children.
  • December 12, 2018