A bishop's legacy should be encouragement to follow Christ, Pope says

VATICAN – When a bishop leaves a diocese, he should give an honest assessment of what he has done and where he has fallen short, but mostly he should encourage people to follow the Lord, Pope Francis said.
  • May 15, 2018

The devil is a big loser, but still manages to seduce us, Pope says

VATICAN – The devil is "a loser," but he still tricks people into giving him power, Pope Francis said.
  • May 8, 2018

Bishops must protect their people from danger, Pope says

VATICAN – A true bishop always stays close to his people, protecting them from "wolves" and from losing their way, Pope Francis said.
  • May 4, 2018

Too much curiosity can lead to danger, harm the soul, Pope says

VATICAN – Although a healthy curiosity can lead to new discoveries, too much curiosity can open the door to dangerous things that harm the soul, Pope Francis said.
  • April 30, 2018

Heaven is an encounter with Jesus, not a boring waiting room, Pope says

VATICAN CITY – Heaven is not an eternally dull existence but rather the completion of a journey toward a promised encounter with the Lord, Pope Francis said.
  • April 27, 2018

Without love, service, church is just an 'empty institution', Pope says

VATICAN – The example of selfless love and humble service set forth by Jesus at the Last Supper are the foundation of the Catholic Church's mission in the world, Pope Francis said.
  • April 26, 2018

The church works best when moving forward, but not all new things are good, Pope says

VATICAN – The church is like a bicycle -- it stays upright as long as it keeps moving, Pope Francis said.
  • April 25, 2018

Don't be 'couch potatoes,' get up and evangelize, Pope says

VATICAN – Christians must be willing to move where the Spirit leads them and not be benchwarmers on the sidelines of efforts to evangelize, Pope Francis said.
  • April 19, 2018

Church needs prophets, not critics, Pope says

VATICAN – The church needs true prophets who not only speak the truth fearlessly, but also empathize with the suffering of their people, Pope Francis said.
  • April 17, 2018

Be careful of the freedom you seek, lest you become a slave of the world, Pope says

VATICAN – Christian freedom is being free from worldly ambition, fashion and passion and being open to God's will, Pope Francis said.
  • April 13, 2018