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God is no warlord claiming victory with enemies' blood, pope says
Pope Francis accepts a gift as he greets participants in the general chapter of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master during an audience at the Vatican May 22. CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano
Pope Francis accepts a gift as he greets participants in the general chapter of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master during an audience at the Vatican May 22. CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano
VATICAN CITY -- If it seems hard to find God in this world, it is because he chooses to be with the defeated and dejected and in places where most people are loath to go, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pope: Christians without tenderness, respect are serpents who divide
ROME -- The sin committed most frequently in Christian parishes and groups is bad-mouthing and backstabbing each other, which not only divides the community, it drives away people who come seeking God, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, May 22, 2017
Ideological fanatics divide the Christian community, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians who turn doctrine into ideology commit a grave mistake that upsets souls and divides the church, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, May 19, 2017
Be open to God's love, bring joy to others, pope says
VATICAN CITY  -- Bringing joy to others is the Christian's mission, and it requires remaining in God's love, living his commandments and loving without measure, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. More ...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Help end 'absurd' conflicts with penance, prayer, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- More penance and prayers are needed to end the wars underway today and so many "absurd" conflicts, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Pope: Spirit helps Church see mortal sin in slavery, death penalty

VATICAN CITY -- Faith is a journey guided by the Holy Spirit, who helps the church grow in understanding the sinful nature of once-accepted practices like slavery and the death penalty, Pope Francis said.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Catholics, Orthodox must work toward unity in diversity, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- In a letter to Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope Francis said he hoped that both their churches can continue along the path of true unity and communion. More ...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Learn to know Jesus' voice by reading the Bible, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- To know and follow Jesus, a Christian must read the Bible and learn to pray with it, allowing the Holy Spirit to help one understand it and put it into practice, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Prayer, not resistance, must be response to God's surprises, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God, who created the world, continues to work in it, surprising people and making some of them nervous, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, May 8, 2017
Leave behind rigidity of law for Christ's mercy, meekness, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Pray for rigid Christians, both those who are honestly zealous about following the law, but lack mercy and those who are hypocritical and hide their sinfulness, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, May 5, 2017
To evangelize, one must get up, go out and listen, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The best formula for Catholic evangelization is "go and listen," not "go and proselytize," Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
God's tenderness can soften the hardest hearts, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God's compassion can change the rigid hearts of those who use his law to condemn others, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Keep fit by moving forward, reaching out, pope tells Catholics
VATICAN CITY -- A healthy Christian life is one that treasures a memory of the past, but is always moving forward and reaching out to others, inviting them to join the journey, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, May 1, 2017
Prayer is important part of helping the poor, pope says
VATICAN CITY  -- Prayer is a central part of Catholics' work to support the mission of the pope and of the Catholic Church around the world, Pope Francis told members of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation. More ...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Why be afraid when God is always showing the way, pope says at audience
VATICAN CITY -- Christians always have hope, no matter how bleak, bad or uncertain the journey, because they know God is always by their side, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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