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Pope Francis: Refusing God's generosity is a sin

VATICAN CITY -- In life, Christians face the choice of either being open to encountering God's generosity or closed in on their own interests, Pope Francis said.

  • November 5, 2019

Pope Francis offers memorial Mass for prelates deceased over preceding year

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus invites everyone to always go to him, which, Pope Francis said, also means no longer making life revolve around oneself.

  • November 4, 2019

Pope Francis recalls all persecuted Christians at Mass in Catacombs

ROME -- In what he said was his first visit to the catacombs, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the feast of All Souls with special words of remembrance for Catholics who still today must worship in secret.

  • November 4, 2019

Angelus: God gives grace to live holy lives

VATICAN CITY -- The saints were flesh-and-blood people whose lives included real struggles and joys, and whose holiness reminds all the baptized that they, too, are called to be saints, Pope Francis said.

  • November 1, 2019

Pope Francis: Jesus' saving love is real

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus' love for each person is a concrete love, a love that is addressed to each person "with their first and last name," Pope Francis said.

  • October 31, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Holy Spirit guides church efforts to evangelize

VATICAN CITY -- The Holy Spirit guides the Catholic Church's mission, pointing the way to evangelize new lands and opening people's hearts to be transformed by Christ, Pope Francis said.

  • October 30, 2019

Christians, like water, become stagnant if not moving, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Christians can become stagnant if they do not have the crashing waves of hope moving in their lives, Pope Francis said.

  • October 29, 2019

Angelus: Church cannot remain indifferent to cry of the poor

VATICAN CITY -- After listening to indigenous people and church leaders at the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, the Catholic Church cannot remain indifferent to the suffering of the region's people, Pope Francis said.

  • October 28, 2019

Pope Francis: Christians must shun self-worship

VATICAN CITY -- Poor people from the Amazon have shown that God's creation must be treated "not as a resource to be exploited but as a home to be preserved, with trust in God," Pope Francis said.

  • October 28, 2019

Pope Francis: Mind your own business to grow in holiness

VATICAN CITY -- Too often Catholics know what is going on in their neighbor's house but pay little or no attention to the normal spiritual struggles going on in their own hearts and souls, Pope Francis said.

  • October 25, 2019