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

With millions deprived of basic needs, Christians must act, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Christians cannot stand idly by and watch as millions of people are deprived of their basic needs because of others' greed, Pope Francis said.

  • August 26, 2020

Charity is path to perfection when done for Jesus, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The central focus of a Christian's life and all he or she does to help others must be Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said.

  • August 24, 2020

Thanking God for his gifts brings joy, Pope Francis says on Assumption feast day

VATICAN CITY -- Taking time out each day to be thankful for God and his gifts will lead to greater joy and mark a great step forward for humanity, Pope Francis said.

  • August 17, 2020

Pope Francis: Trust in God's compassion, tell him everything

VATICAN CITY -- Those who take time to understand Jesus will find he loves them and wants what is best for them, Pope Francis said.

  • August 17, 2020

Pope Francis calls for prayers for Lebanon after deadly explosion in Beirut

VATICAN CITY -- After a massive fire triggered a deadly explosion in Beirut, Pope Francis called for prayers and a united effort to help Lebanon overcome "this serious crisis." 

  • August 5, 2020

Christians must courageously share with others, Pope Francis says at Angelus

VATICAN CITY -- True compassion requires "courageous sharing," not telling people to go fend for themselves, Pope Francis said.

  • August 4, 2020