Jesus always loves, defends his flock, seeks out everyone, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus is the good shepherd who knows, loves and defends his sheep, embracing everyone without exception, Pope Francis said.

  • April 26, 2021

Prayers said aloud lead the way to God, Pope Francis says at audience

VATICAN CITY -- Because prayer is a dialogue with God, people should not dismiss or be embarrassed by saying their prayers out loud or in a whisper, Pope Francis said.

  • April 21, 2021

Saying he missed people, Pope Francis returns to window for Sunday prayer

VATICAN CITY -- Greeting visitors in St. Peter's Square after nearly a month of tight restrictions due to the pandemic, Pope Francis said he was happy to see people allowed to gather and be present for Sunday noonday prayer.

  • April 19, 2021

Pope Francis: Easter season is time to seek the risen Lord, experience joy

VATICAN CITY -- The Easter season, which lasts until Pentecost, is a time for rejoicing and for always seeking out the risen Christ, Pope Francis said.

  • April 6, 2021

Gift of the Holy Spirit connects people to Christ, Pope Francis says at audience

VATICAN CITY -- Every Christian is unique because the Holy Spirit inspires something new and original in each person, creating "an endless field of holiness," Pope Francis said.

  • March 17, 2021

Cleanse your hearts of anger, live the Gospel, Pope Francis says at Mass in Irbil

IRBIL, Iraq -- Having witnessed or even experienced persecution for their faith, the Christians of Iraq must be careful not to harbor thoughts of revenge, Pope Francis told them.

  • March 8, 2021

Living the beatitudes can change the world, Pope Francis says in Iraq

BAGHDAD -- Pope Francis told Iraqi Christians that when they suffer discrimination, persecution or war, the Eight Beatitudes are addressed to them.

  • March 7, 2021

Pope Francis: For Lent, read the Gospel, fast from gossip

VATICAN CITY -- People should fast from gossiping and spreading hearsay as part of their Lenten journey, Pope Francis said.

  • March 1, 2021

Fight temptation with faith, prayer, penance, Pope Francis says at Angelus

VATICAN CITY -- Christians must never engage in dialogue with the devil, but instead must fight against temptations with the same spiritual weapons Jesus used in the desert, Pope Francis said.

  • February 23, 2021

Christianity without liturgy is absent of Christ, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The liturgy is not a spectacle to be observed but a prayerful event where Christians encounter Christ's presence in their lives, Pope Francis said.

  • February 3, 2021