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Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them
During his visit to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York last Sept. 25, Pope Francis looks at a Bible fragment found in the rubble following the 2001 terrorist attack in lower Manhattan. CNS photo/Paul Haring
During his visit to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York last Sept. 25, Pope Francis looks at a Bible fragment found in the rubble following the 2001 terrorist attack in lower Manhattan. CNS photo/Paul Haring
VATICAN CITY -- God did not send his son into the world to cast off the wicked but to offer them a path to conversion through mercy and love, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God's embrace can be saved
VATICAN CITY -- The church is not just for people who are good, who think they're good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
When times are tough, rant at God, don't run from trouble, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Don't respond to grief or anguish with pills, alcohol or avoidance, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. More ...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Fight hatred with love, respect for others, pope tells Nice survivors
VATICAN CITY -- With some stoic and others sobbing, survivors and family members of the victims of the July terrorist attacks in Nice met Pope Francis during a special audience at the Vatican. More ...
Monday, September 26, 2016
Christians aren't greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Let your light shine by doing good, shunning jealousy, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Good works "do not keep well in the fridge," Pope Francis said; they need to be shared the minute there is a need. More ...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Let your light shine by doing good, shunning jealousy, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Good works "do not keep well in the fridge," Pope Francis said; they need to be shared the minute there is a need. More ...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Replacing God with money will cost you your dignity, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The dignity given by God to men and women easily can be lost if they give themselves over to the idolatry of wealth, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, September 16, 2016
Orphaned world can find a mother in Mary, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- In a world that feels orphaned and abandoned, Christians can find a mother in Mary, who will defend them and is not ashamed of their sins, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Assassinated French priest joins procession of martyrs, pope says
VATICAN CITY –- To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a special requiem Mass for a French priest assassinated by youths claiming allegiance to the Islamic State. More ...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Pope: Culture of encounter overcomes indifference in families, society
VATICAN CITY – Men and women must work to build a culture of encounter in order to overcome today's habit of turning a blind eye to the suffering of others, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Jesus suffers with all, pope says after confirming sick teen
VATICAN CITY -- In a brief outdoor ceremony, Pope Francis administered the sacrament of confirmation to 16-year-old Giuseppe Chiolo, who had come to the Vatican by ambulance from Florence. More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
Pope: Evangelize with mercy; people will ask what drives you
VATICAN CITY -- Do not treat evangelization as a simple mechanical task or a reason to brag, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, September 9, 2016
Pope: Christians can't ignore suffering and have a clear conscience
VATICAN CITY  -- Turning your head away from the suffering of others is a grave sin, and simply saying some prayers or going to Mass does not make a good Christian of someone who ignores those in need , Pope Francis said. More ...
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Jesus' mercy extends to even the greatest of sinners, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Jesus' loving gaze of tenderness and mercy extends to all who seek forgiveness no matter how great or small their sins may be, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016



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