Pray with courage, conviction, not mindlessly like a parrot, Pope says

VATICAN – Prayer is a "high stakes" endeavor, requiring courage, perseverance and patience, Pope Francis said.
  • January 12, 2018

Pastors who lead double lives wound the Church, Pope says

VATICAN – Pastors who preach one thing and do another are wounded and harm the church, Pope Francis said.
  • January 9, 2018

Bullying is the devil's work, Pope says

VATICAN – Just as the influence of the Holy Spirit is recognized when one does an act of charity, Christians also must recognize the presence of the devil when bullying occurs, Pope Francis said.
  • January 8, 2018

"Funeral faces", pessimism of life are not Christian, Pope says

VATICAN – Christians have good reason to be joyful and should let it shine in their faces rather than sport sad, pessimistic looks, Pope Francis said.
  • December 21, 2017

Keep hearts open, ready to hold Christ this Christmas, Pope says

VATICAN – Countries with low birthrates suffer from that awful disease called "demographic winter," Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
  • December 19, 2017

God's greatness can be found in the little things, Pope says

VATICAN – God shows his greatness through his tenderness toward his children like a loving father, Pope Francis said.
  • December 13, 2017

Humility not about being polite, but accepting humiliation, Pope says

VATICAN – Like a sprout, humility needs to be nourished so that the Holy Spirit may grow within all Christians, Pope Francis said.
  • December 5, 2017

Pray for your priests, Pope urges at Mass in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Ordaining 16 new priests in Bangladesh, Pope Francis kept to his practice of using the formal ritual homily for the occasion. But, as often happens, he also felt a need to speak more personally to the people before him.
  • December 1, 2017

Shout not with your voices, but with your lives, Pope tells Myanmar youth

YANGON, Myanmar – The Catholic young people of Myanmar are “a welcome sound” of encouragement, Pope Francis told them Thursday at a Mass said at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon.
  • November 30, 2017

Jesus' love is unstoppable, revealed on the Cross, Pope says

YANGON, Myanmar – Jesus' love "is like a spiritual GPS" that guides people past the everyday obstacles of fear and pride and allows them to find their way to a relationship with God and with their neighbors, Pope Francis said.
  • November 29, 2017