Cross is sign of God's love, not superstitious ornament, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Christ's cross is a powerful symbol of God's love for humanity and not just a decoration or trinket, Pope Francis said.

  • August 31, 2020

With millions deprived of basic needs, Christians must act, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Christians cannot stand idly by and watch as millions of people are deprived of their basic needs because of others' greed, Pope Francis said.

  • August 26, 2020

Charity is path to perfection when done for Jesus, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The central focus of a Christian's life and all he or she does to help others must be Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said.

  • August 24, 2020

Thanking God for his gifts brings joy, Pope Francis says on Assumption feast day

VATICAN CITY -- Taking time out each day to be thankful for God and his gifts will lead to greater joy and mark a great step forward for humanity, Pope Francis said.

  • August 17, 2020

Pope Francis: Trust in God's compassion, tell him everything

VATICAN CITY -- Those who take time to understand Jesus will find he loves them and wants what is best for them, Pope Francis said.

  • August 17, 2020

Pope Francis calls for prayers for Lebanon after deadly explosion in Beirut

VATICAN CITY -- After a massive fire triggered a deadly explosion in Beirut, Pope Francis called for prayers and a united effort to help Lebanon overcome "this serious crisis." 

  • August 5, 2020

Christians must courageously share with others, Pope Francis says at Angelus

VATICAN CITY -- True compassion requires "courageous sharing," not telling people to go fend for themselves, Pope Francis said.

  • August 4, 2020

Show grandparents, the elderly that you care, Pope Francis tells young people

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis called on young people to reach out to their grandparents or the elderly who may be lonely or on their own.

  • July 27, 2020

Pope Francis concerned by increased tensions between Armenia, Azerbaijan

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis expressed his concern over escalating hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, prompting renewed fears of war in the Caucasus region.

  • July 20, 2020

Pope Francis 'saddened' by Turkish court ruling to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said he was saddened after a Turkish court ruled to revert the iconic Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque.

  • July 13, 2020