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Jesus does not give up on anyone, Pope tells prisoners

ROME – Before washing the feet of 12 prisoners, Pope Francis told them and hundreds of inmates to remember that Jesus constantly stands before them with love, ready to cleanse their sins and forgive them.
  • March 29, 2018

Pope to priests: Be a "street priest", share God's truth face to face

VATICAN – If Jesus and his truth are to become truly present in today's world, priests must do what Jesus did and be "street preachers," going out to encounter and accompany sinners with tenderness and compassion, Pope Francis told the world's priests.
  • March 29, 2018

Do not keep quiet, Pope says to youth on Palm Sunday

VATICAN – Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass with thousands of young people, Pope Francis urged them to continue singing and shouting "hosanna" in the world, proclaiming the lordship of Jesus and following his example of outreach to the poor and suffering.
  • March 25, 2018

Confession brings the joy of God's love, Pope says

VATICAN – God always loves and always remains faithful to his children, despite their sin and idolatry, Francis said.
  • March 22, 2018

Many admire Padre Pio, but few imitate him, Pope says

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy – Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as disposable, Pope Francis said during Mass at Padre Pio's shrine.
  • March 17, 2018

Life should be lived fully listening to Jesus, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – On Sunday Pope Francis said Jesus never leaves his followers alone, but always prepares them for the trials they will face, just as he during his transfiguration, which helped his disciples to understand and cope with his Passion and death.
  • February 26, 2018

Pope's homily: Feel hunger and cover it up with a smile this Lent

VATICAN – Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said.
  • February 16, 2018

Lent is time to notice God's work, receive God's mercy, Pope says

ROME – Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said.
  • February 14, 2018

Corrupt people cannot become saints, Pope says

VATICAN – In his daily homily Thursday Pope Francis drew a distinction between the biblical figures of David and his son Solomon, saying that, like David, sinners who repent are still able to become saints, but the corrupt will not achieve holiness.
  • February 9, 2018

Don't let your screens come before God, encounter, Pope says

VATICAN – Pope Francis told consecrated men and women Friday that they are called to have real encounters with their brothers and sisters, and that technology should never have a higher priority than time spent with God and others.
  • February 3, 2018