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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

Church overcomes conflict by help of Holy Spirit, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The church resolves conflicts and discerns God's will by patiently listening, discussing and deciding under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said.

  • October 23, 2019

Pope Francis: Make disciples for Christ, not for one's group

VATICAN CITY -- Every Christian is called to be a missionary, sharing the good news of salvation in Christ and making disciples for him, not for oneself or one's clique of like-minded believers, Pope Francis said.

  • October 21, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Evangelization should help, not hinder, closeness to God

VATICAN CITY -- God wants everyone to be saved, which is why those who evangelize must avoid letting their prejudices get in the way of God's plan, Pope Francis said.

  • October 16, 2019

Pope Francis: Jesus unmasks hypocrisy

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus enjoys unmasking hypocrisy, which is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said.

  • October 15, 2019

Pope Francis calls out 'conditional Christians'

VATICAN CITY -- Too many Christians today are "as long as" Christians, obeying God "as long as" God and the church meet their conditions and criteria for what is acceptable, just and righteous, Pope Francis said.

  • October 8, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Preaching is proselytizing without Holy Spirit

VATICAN CITY -- A person who claims to preach the Gospel by convincing people of their beliefs in Jesus is not evangelizing, but proselytizing, Pope Francis said.

  • October 2, 2019