Live life, don't squander it, Pope Francis says in WYD 2020 message

VATICAN CITY -- The fast-paced nature of the digital age can cause young men and women to focus more on capturing moments for their social media rather than experiencing them, Pope Francis told Catholic young people.

  • March 5, 2020

Shut off cellphone, open Bible for Lent, Pope Francis tells faithful

VATICAN CITY -- Lent is a time to remove all distractions and bitterness from one's life in order to better hear God and those who suffer silently and need help, Pope Francis said.

  • February 26, 2020

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