Pope Francis poses for a photo with a delegation of two Irish families led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, right, during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 21. Also pictured is Cardinal Kevin Farrell, left, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. Catholics who participate in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August or pray with their families during the Aug. 21-26 event can receive a plenary indulgence, the Vatican announced. CNS photo/Paul Haring
VATICAN CITY -- Loving wealth destroys the soul, and cheating people of their just wages and benefits is a mortal sin, Pope Francis said. More ... Thursday, May 24, 2018
VATICAN CITY -- Everyone who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation has received the gift of the Holy Spirit, who guides them and gives them the strength to follow God's will, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, May 23, 2018
VATICAN CITY -- Christians should begin each day invoking the Holy Spirit, praying that the Spirit will lead them and the church closer to God and closer to any person in need, Pope Francis said on Pentecost. More ... Sunday, May 20, 2018
VATICAN CITY – In a time when the world is mired in conflicts, religious leaders have a duty to show that it is possible to set aside differences and work together for the common good, Pope Francis said.
"Dialogue and cooperation are essential at a time like our own when complex and unprecedented factors have led to increased tensions and conflicts, accompanied by violence on both a small and a large scale," the Pope said May 16.
VATICAN CITY -- During a quick morning visit to Tuscany, Pope Francis praised two lay communities there that are dedicated to living out the Gospel values of reciprocal love and cooperation. More ... Thursday, May 10, 2018
ROME -- Love is not all hearts and flowers or what is presented in a sappy romantic film, Pope Francis said. "Love is something else. Love is taking responsibility for others." More ... Monday, May 7, 2018