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Pope in Cuba: serve rather than be served

On the first full day of his Apostolic Journey to Cuba, Pope Francis celebrated the Sunday Mass in Havana's Plaza de la Revolución, focusing on the theme of service.

  • September 21, 2015

Pope Francis: Church is a mother, not a rigid association

Pope Francis says the Church is a mother and must have that loving and tender maternal feeling and human warmth as otherwise all that remains is rigidity and discipline. That was the message at the heart of the Pope’s homily on Tuesday (15th September) at the Mass celebrated in the Santa Marta Residence. Tuesday’s Mass was also attended by the C-9 Cardinals who are meeting in the Vatican this week.

  • September 15, 2015

Pope: follow the way of the Cross against the temptation of evil

If we want to move forward “on the path of Christian life" we must fall, just as Jesus did when he carried the Cross.

  • September 14, 2015

Pope Francis: We all risk being hypocrites including me

Pope Francis says that we must learn to not judge others or we all risk becoming hypocrites including the Pope himself. At the same time, he said, we need to have the courage to acknowledge our own faults in order to become merciful towards others. The Pope’s comments came during his homily on Friday (11th September) at the morning Mass in the Santa Marta residence.

  • September 11, 2015

Pope Francis: A person who can’t forgive is not a Christian

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis warned against conflicts within the Christian community and said priests who struggle to be merciful should not be hearing confessions. He also reiterated his condemnation of those who produce lethal arms to be used in wars and said Christians must forgive and show mercy in all that they do. The Pope’s remarks came during his homily at Mass on Thursday (10th September) celebrated at the Santa Marta residence.

  • September 10, 2015

Pope Francis at daily Mass: Christians persecuted in silence

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Monday morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence, with the recently-elected Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians, His Beatitude Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan, as well as with the Bishops of Synod of the Apostolic Armenian Catholic Church and the Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri.

  • September 8, 2015

Pope Francis: Sowing divisions is a sickness in the Church

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says sowing divisions and discord is a sickness within the Church and described a person who indulges in gossip as like a terrorist who throws bombs. His comments came during his homily at his Friday (4th September) Mass in the Santa Marta residence. 

  • September 4, 2015

July 24, 2013 Homily by Pope Francis

Below is the homily of Pope Francis during Mass July 24 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida. 

  • July 24, 2013