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Pray for your priests, Pope urges at Mass in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Ordaining 16 new priests in Bangladesh, Pope Francis kept to his practice of using the formal ritual homily for the occasion. But, as often happens, he also felt a need to speak more personally to the people before him.
  • December 1, 2017

Shout not with your voices, but with your lives, Pope tells Myanmar youth

YANGON, Myanmar – The Catholic young people of Myanmar are “a welcome sound” of encouragement, Pope Francis told them Thursday at a Mass said at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon.
  • November 30, 2017

Jesus' love is unstoppable, revealed on the Cross, Pope says

YANGON, Myanmar – Jesus' love "is like a spiritual GPS" that guides people past the everyday obstacles of fear and pride and allows them to find their way to a relationship with God and with their neighbors, Pope Francis said.
  • November 29, 2017

Pope's Homily: 'Shepherds' who seek money, power cause scandal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Church leaders who are attached to money and try to climb the ladder of success wound the church and destroy people's hope, Pope Francis said.
  • November 13, 2017

Pope's homily: Through example, saints shine God's light in darkness, Pope says

VATICAN – Like stained glass windows, the saints allow the light of God to permeate the darkness of sin in the world, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.

  • November 1, 2017

Pope's homily: Need for power and money is path of clericalism, Pope says

VATICAN – Clericalism is a path taken by those who, unlike the good shepherd, concern themselves with money and power and not with people who are suffering and neglected, Pope Francis said.

  • October 30, 2017

Making room for Holy Spirit entails daily battle against devil, Pope says

VATICAN CITY – Being a Christian means battling the devil and striving for holiness each day, Pope Francis said.
  • October 26, 2017

Heaven isn't a 'fairytale', it's an embrace with God, Pope says

VATICAN – Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke about the hope Christians have at the end of life, which is found in God’s promise to be with us at the moment of our death, and to give us eternal life with him in heaven.

  • October 25, 2017

Pope's homily: Only Jesus, in his infinite mercy, would die for sinners, Pope says

VATICAN – Going to Mass regularly, praying and doing good works are not enough to make a person a good Christian, Pope Francis said.
  • October 24, 2017

Pope's homily: Do not be foolish

VATICAN – Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, Oct. 17 – the Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr. Following the Readings of the Day, the Holy Father reflected on the “foolishness” of those, who are unable to hear the Word of God, preferring appearances, idols, or ideologies – like the people of Jerusalem, whose faithlessness caused Our Lord to weep nostalgic tears.
  • October 17, 2017