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

Division, segregation a threat to humanity, Pope tells indigenous people

TEMUCO, Chile – Celebrating Mass in a land steeped in indigenous history and culture, Pope Francis said the greatest threat facing humanity is the stifling of differences driven by the idea that some cultures are better than others.

  • January 17, 2018

Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, Pope says

VATICAN – Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal to help people in need.
  • January 14, 2018

Pray with courage, conviction, not mindlessly like a parrot, Pope says

VATICAN – Prayer is a "high stakes" endeavor, requiring courage, perseverance and patience, Pope Francis said.
  • January 12, 2018

Pastors who lead double lives wound the Church, Pope says

VATICAN – Pastors who preach one thing and do another are wounded and harm the church, Pope Francis said.
  • January 9, 2018

Bullying is the devil's work, Pope says

VATICAN – Just as the influence of the Holy Spirit is recognized when one does an act of charity, Christians also must recognize the presence of the devil when bullying occurs, Pope Francis said.
  • January 8, 2018

"Funeral faces", pessimism of life are not Christian, Pope says

VATICAN – Christians have good reason to be joyful and should let it shine in their faces rather than sport sad, pessimistic looks, Pope Francis said.
  • December 21, 2017