A large crowd is seen as Pope Francis leads the Angelus in St. Peter's Square Sept. 17 at the Vatican. CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters
VATICAN CITY -- Those who govern or are in positions of authority are called to be humble and serve the good of the people God entrusts to them rather than the interests of their party or themselves, Pope Francis said. More ... Monday, September 18, 2017
VATICAN CITY – Meeting with an association of traveling circus and street performers, carnival workers, musicians and magicians, Pope Francis thanked the artists for their dedication in bringing joy to men, women and children.
The "joyful vocation" of entertaining people of all ages is also a mission to provide "healthy and clean fun without the need to go low to look for material to entertain people," the Pope said during a Sept. 15 audience with Italy's National Association of Traveling Performers.
VATICAN CITY -- Mary was a courageous woman who stood by Jesus even when the crowds turned against him and even though she knew he would face a tragic death, Pope Francis said. More ... Friday, September 15, 2017
VATICAN CITY – Environmental destruction is a sign of a "morally decaying scenario" in which too many people ignore or deny that, from the beginning, "God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment," said the leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches. More ... Friday, September 1, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- While the world reels from terrorism, natural disasters and division, God weeps with those who suffer and offers the hope of a future full of joy and consolation, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, August 23, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- With millions of people fleeing violence, persecution and poverty around the globe, individual nations must expand options that make it possible for migrants and refugees to cross their borders safely and legally, Pope Francis said. More ... Monday, August 21, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- When passing through the storm of life's difficult moments, Christians must latch on to Christ and not the false sense of security offered by psychics and soothsayers, Pope Francis said. More ... Monday, August 14, 2017