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Pope Francis: God's kingdom is for the poor in spirit, not the proud of heart

VATICAN CITY -- People who recognize and embrace their spiritual poverty will inherit the kingdom of God, not those who place their trust in the comforts of this world, Pope Francis said.

  • February 5, 2020

God's love is worth more than any earthly good, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- When one is totally in love with the Lord, then poverty, chastity and obedience are not sacrifices, but vehicles of freedom, Pope Francis told consecrated men and women.

  • February 3, 2020

A Christian's identity is revealed in Beatitudes, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The beatitudes are a path to joy and true happiness mapped out by Jesus for all of humanity, Pope Francis said.

  • January 29, 2020

Pope Francis: Remembering Holocaust is 'a duty'

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said remembering the millions of men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust is a call for the world today to reflect and commit to not repeating the atrocities of the past.

  • January 27, 2020

Hospitality is an important ecumenical virtue, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Showing hospitality makes a person a better human being and a better Christian and is an important part of promoting Christian unity, Pope Francis said.

  • January 22, 2020

Pope Francis hopes Berlin summit will lead to peace in Libya

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said he hoped that an international summit in Berlin would be the first step toward peace in war-torn Libya.

  • January 20, 2020

Baptism is first step to humility, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- In asking to be baptized, Jesus exemplifies the Christian calling to follow along the path of humility and meekness rather than strutting about and being a showoff, Pope Francis said.

  • January 13, 2020

Life's trials are training ground for Christian compassion, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Christians survive trials and tribulations with the help of their faith in Christ and pay it forward by being compassionate toward others who suffer, Pope Francis said.

  • January 8, 2020

Faith is the worship of God, not oneself, Pope Francis says on Epiphany

VATICAN CITY -- Worshipping the Lord as the Three Kings did involves making a journey "from the greatest form of bondage: slavery to oneself," Pope Francis said on the feast of the Epiphany.

  • January 6, 2020

Pope Francis: 'A victory for women is a victory for humanity'

VATICAN CITY -- The world will not know peace unless there is an end to violence against women, the exploitation of their bodies and the denial of their dignity, Pope Francis said on the feast of Mary, Mother of God.

  • January 1, 2020