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Reconciling oneself to God leads to healing, Pope Francis says in Lenten message

VATICAN CITY -- Lent is a time for deeper dialogue with God through prayer, for renewed gratitude for God's mercy and for increased compassion for people whose lives are under attack, Pope Francis said.

  • February 24, 2020

God's commandments lead to freedom, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus wants his followers to move from a formal observance of God's commands to an interior acceptance of them and, in that way, to no longer be slaves to sin and selfishness, Pope Francis said.

  • February 18, 2020

True sorrow for sins is a gift from God, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Recognizing and repenting for one's own sins and errors is difficult, but essential, Pope Francis said.

  • February 12, 2020

Pope Francis: God's kingdom is for the poor in spirit, not the proud of heart

VATICAN CITY -- People who recognize and embrace their spiritual poverty will inherit the kingdom of God, not those who place their trust in the comforts of this world, Pope Francis said.

  • February 5, 2020

God's love is worth more than any earthly good, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- When one is totally in love with the Lord, then poverty, chastity and obedience are not sacrifices, but vehicles of freedom, Pope Francis told consecrated men and women.

  • February 3, 2020

A Christian's identity is revealed in Beatitudes, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The beatitudes are a path to joy and true happiness mapped out by Jesus for all of humanity, Pope Francis said.

  • January 29, 2020

Pope Francis: Remembering Holocaust is 'a duty'

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said remembering the millions of men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust is a call for the world today to reflect and commit to not repeating the atrocities of the past.

  • January 27, 2020

Hospitality is an important ecumenical virtue, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Showing hospitality makes a person a better human being and a better Christian and is an important part of promoting Christian unity, Pope Francis said.

  • January 22, 2020

Pope Francis hopes Berlin summit will lead to peace in Libya

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said he hoped that an international summit in Berlin would be the first step toward peace in war-torn Libya.

  • January 20, 2020

Baptism is first step to humility, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- In asking to be baptized, Jesus exemplifies the Christian calling to follow along the path of humility and meekness rather than strutting about and being a showoff, Pope Francis said.

  • January 13, 2020