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Christ responded to lies, divisiveness with silence, Pope says at Mass

VATICAN – Jesus himself showed that the best way to respond to scandal and divisiveness is to stay silent and pray, Pope Francis said Sept. 3 as he resumed his early morning Masses with invited guests.
  • September 4, 2018

Pope's homily: 'Sterile hypocrisy' behind mistreatment of migrants

VATICAN – Hearts that are closed to welcoming migrants and refugees are similar to those of the Pharisees, who often would preach sacrifice and following God's law without exercising mercy to those in need, Pope Francis said.
  • July 6, 2018

Bring God's love to everyone, even if it costs you your 'good name', Pope says

VATICAN – God wants his disciples to bring his mercy and love to everyone, everywhere on earth, which means it may cost them their "good name," comfort and their life, Pope Francis said on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
  • June 29, 2018

Bring God's love to everyone, even if it costs you your 'good name', Pope says

VATICAN – God wants his disciples to bring his mercy and love to everyone, everywhere on earth, which means it may cost them their "good name," comfort and their life, Pope Francis said on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
  • June 29, 2018

There is no greater novelty than forgiveness, Pope says at Mass in Geneva

GENEVA – At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches, Pope Francis turned to the region's Catholics, reminding them of what lies at the heart of the faith.
  • June 21, 2018

Many women have become slaves of 'throwaway culture', Pope says

VATICAN – Exploiting women or treating them like objects is a sin against God, Pope Francis said.
  • June 15, 2018

Spread God's love with works of mercy, Pope says

VATICAN – God shows his love, not with great speeches, but with simple, tender acts of charity, Pope Francis said.
  • June 8, 2018

Seek Christ in 'abandoned tabernacles' of the poor, the lonely, Pope says

ROME – As he did with his disciples at Passover, Jesus asks all Christians to prepare a place for him, not in "exclusive, selective places" but rather in uncomfortable places that are "untouched by love, untouched by hope," Pope Francis said.
  • June 4, 2018

Holiness means living with hope, not doing extraordinary things, Pope says

VATICAN – A life of holiness isn't defined by having visions or performing extraordinary feats of devotion, but by living with the hope of salvation promised by Christ, Pope Francis said.
  • May 29, 2018

Marriage is not only for the bride and groom, but for whole Church, Pope says

VATICAN – Marriage is a sacrament not only for the bride and groom, but for the entire Catholic Church, because it proclaims that "love is possible," Pope Francis said.
  • May 25, 2018