On New Year's, Pope Francis says a mature faith is realistic, but hope-filled

VATICAN CITY  -- As Catholics begin a new year contemplating the motherhood of Mary, they should be inspired not to let problems weaken their faith or prevent them from helping others grow, Pope Francis said.

  • January 3, 2022

Tombs of fallen soldiers are cry for peace, pope says on All Souls' feast

ROME -- The tombstones of soldiers killed in war cry out to people today to end all wars and to stop the production of weapons, Pope Francis said.

  • November 2, 2021

Faith is not a transactional relationship with God, Pope Francis says at Angelus

VATICAN CITY -- People should ask themselves whether their faith has become a "commercial relationship" with God or if it is a relationship built on freedom, love and generosity, Pope Francis said.

  • October 12, 2021

Eucharist heals from idolatry of 'self,' Pope Francis says at Mass in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament can heal Christians from a self-absorbed religiosity that is ostentatious and triumphalist, Pope Francis said.

  • September 13, 2021

At Angelus, Pope Francis prays for Ida victims, Afghan refugees

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis offered prayers to the victims and families affected by Hurricane Ida, which devastated the southern and northeastern United States.

  • September 7, 2021

Seek God through a relationship with Christ, others, Pope Francis says at Angelus

VATICAN CITY -- God can be found in the humanity of Jesus and in the people one meets in life, Pope Francis said.

  • August 23, 2021

At Angelus, Pope Francis warns against using God, others for selfish aims

VATICAN CITY -- People should seek Jesus out of genuine love, not calculated self-interest, Pope Francis said.

  • August 3, 2021

Elderly are to be valued, not discarded, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Older people are not "leftovers" to be discarded; rather, they continue to be precious nourishment for families, young people and communities, Pope Francis said in the homily he wrote for the Mass marking the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

  • July 26, 2021

Pope Francis at pallium Mass: Freedom comes from welcoming Christ

VATICAN CITY -- Sts. Peter and Paul were great not just because of their zeal for the Gospel, but because they allowed Christ to enter their hearts and change their lives, Pope Francis said.

  • June 29, 2021

Prayer is like a musical score, giving life melody, meaning, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- People need to find harmony between prayer and the demands of everyday life, Pope Francis said.

  • June 9, 2021