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World scarred by war, greed must welcome prince of peace, pope says
Pope Francis delivers his Christmas blessing
Pope Francis delivers his Christmas blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring
VATICAN CITY -- The song of the angels that heralded the birth of Christ urges men and women to seek peace in a world divided by war, terrorism and greed, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, December 26, 2016

Take a risk by following Jesus, pope says at Mass
VATICAN CITY -- Following Jesus and entering into a relationship with him comes with risks, including the risk of looking foolish sometimes, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, January 13, 2017
Don't procrastinate on faith, live today, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians are called to renew their faithfulness to God every day and not procrastinate when it comes to their own personal conversion, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Success, well-being at any cost will deceive, disappoint, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Watch out for the tempting promises and easy rewards of false gods and idols because they always lead to confusion, disappointment and even death, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Guard the faith, make it grow, Pope tells parents at Baptism
VATICAN CITY -- Parents are charged with guarding the faith given to their children at Baptism and helping them become true witnesses by example rather than just rules, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, January 9, 2017
Magi's journey reflects our longing for God, pope says on Epiphany
VATICAN CITY -- The Magi had the courage to set out on a journey in the hope of finding something new, unlike Herod who was full of himself and unwilling to change his ways, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, January 6, 2017
Hope, not optimism, is needed to rebuild, pope tells quake survivors
VATICAN CITY -- Along the difficult path of rebuilding their lives, survivors of the earthquake that devastated central Italy must also rebuild their hearts with a strong foundation built on hope, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, January 5, 2017
When a mother loses a child, reach out with tears, not words, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- In the depths of despair, when no words or gestures will help, then cry with those who suffer, because tears are the seeds of hope, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Even complaining to God is a form of prayer, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- To complain to God in moments of doubt and fear like Abraham did is not something bad but rather is a form of prayer that requires the courage to hope beyond all hope, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Real gift this Christmas? God giving world his son, Jesus, pope says
ATICAN CITY -- While exchanging gifts for Christmas is a beautiful tradition, Pope Francis said, do not forget the one and only real gift people will ever receive is God's gift to humanity -- his son, Jesus Christ. More ...
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Christmas reminds us of hope for the future, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The birth of Christ is a reminder for Christians to take a moment and reflect on the hope of salvation given by God to the world, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Pope: Take a break from busy holidays to prepare for real Christmas
VATICAN CITY -- Make time to get ready for what Christmas really is about -- the child born in Bethlehem signaling that "God is with us," Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Vatican sets up emails, hashtag to send pope birthday greetings
VATICAN CITY  -- Even though Pope Francis was planning a "normal" workday for his birthday, well-wishers can help brighten it up with special tweets and emails. More ...
Friday, December 16, 2016
Promote culture of respect for life, health, environment, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- In a message for the 2017 World Day of the Sick, Pope Francis called for renewed efforts in facing today's challenges in health care and in promoting respect for life. More ...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Open your heart to that small splendor born in Bethlehem, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christmas is a time to open your heart to the little and wondrous things found in baby Jesus -- born poor and defenseless so he could be near and bring hope to everyone, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016



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