Pope Francis calls for Poland to protect life amid protests over abortion law

VATICAN CITY -- As protests against a near-total ban on abortions gripped Poland, Pope Francis urged the people of the country to defend life.

  • October 28, 2020

Inspired by Gospel, Christians need to be active in society, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The mission of the church and of all Christians is to proclaim and live the Gospel in daily life, Pope Francis said.

  • October 19, 2020

Pope: Authority is act of serving, not exploiting, others

VATICAN CITY - Those in positions of authority, especially in the Catholic Church, would do well to remember that their responsibility is to serve those in their care and not exploit them for their own selfish interests, Pope Francis said.

  • October 5, 2020

Pope Francis calls for peace, dialogue in Caucasus region at Angelus

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis called for the use of dialogue -- not weapons -- for resolving the problems and conflict escalating in the Caucasus region.

  • September 28, 2020

Church becomes sick when not proclaiming Gospel, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- If the church fails to go out and proclaim the Gospel to those who are lost or forgotten, it risks falling ill to the evil that is committed by its own members, Pope Francis said.

  • September 21, 2020

Pope Francis: Swat the fly of resentment; use the ointment of forgiveness

VATICAN CITY -- If people took seriously the Gospel call to forgive one another, the world would be a much better place, Pope Francis said.

  • September 14, 2020

Common good, not greed, must motivate search for vaccine, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The common good -- and not political or economic gain -- should be at the heart of the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, Pope Francis said.

  • September 9, 2020

Gossip worse than COVID, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Gossip is "a plague worse than COVID," Pope Francis said, asserting that while speaking ill of others comes almost naturally, it is a tool of the devil to divide the church.

  • September 8, 2020

Pope Francis calls for day of prayer, fasting for Lebanon

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has asked Catholics and all people of goodwill to observe Sept. 4 as a day of prayer and fasting for Lebanon.

  • September 2, 2020

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