Now is time to build new world without inequality Pope Francis says

ROME -- As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a risk it will be struck by an even worse virus -- that of selfish indifference, Pope Francis said.

  • April 20, 2020

Pope Francis: Living faith without sacraments is dangerous

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said he was praying for expectant mothers who may be anxious or worried about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • April 17, 2020

Pope Francis: Christ's peace is reflected in acts of love, reconciliation

VATICAN CITY -- The peace that is Christ's gift to individuals and to humanity as a whole is not some superficial sense of calm, but an active force of reconciliation that calls for cooperation and self-giving, Pope Francis said.

  • April 15, 2020

Pope Francis: Pandemic forces choice between common good or money

VATICAN CITY -- Celebrating Mass on Easter Monday, Pope Francis prayed that the political and economic planning for recovery after the coronavirus pandemic would be inspired by concern for the common good and not for "the god money."

  • April 14, 2020

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: Life is meant to serve others

VATICAN CITY -- With a small procession down the vast and empty central nave of St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis began the first of a series of Holy Week liturgies celebrated without the presence of the faithful from the general public.

  • April 6, 2020

Pope Francis: Flush the lies from one's heart to see God

VATICAN CITY -- Seeing and growing closer to God require purifying one's heart from the sins and prejudices that distort reality and blind people to God's active and real presence, Pope Francis said.

  • April 1, 2020

Pope Francis joins U.N. call for immediate global cease-fire

VATICAN CITY -- Saying conflicts can never be resolved with war, Pope Francis added his support to a U.N. appeal for a global cease-fire amid the worldwide threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • March 30, 2020

'Gospel of life' needed now more than ever, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Defending life is not an abstract concept but a duty for all Christians and it means protecting the unborn, the poor, the sick, the unemployed and migrants, Pope Francis said.

  • March 25, 2020

Christianity without mercy is impossible, Pope Francis says at audience

VATICAN CITY -- Mercy, which is at the heart of the Christian life, is not a one-dimensional virtue but instead is the acceptance of God's love and the giving of that love to others, Pope Francis said.

  • March 18, 2020

Pope Francis prays for clergy, public service employees working during lockdown

VATICAN CITY -- Standing in the window of the library of the Apostolic Palace overlooking an empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis blessed the city of Rome still under lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • March 16, 2020