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Faith leads to freedom, not compromise, pope says at morning Mass
Pope Francis waves as he leads the
Pope Francis waves as he leads the "Regina Coeli" from his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 23, Divine Mercy Sunday. CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters
VATICAN CITY -- Christian faith is belief in the concrete work of God and leads to concrete witness and action by believers, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, April 24, 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
Humility needed to avoid preaching watered-down Gospel, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The only way to give an authentic witness of Christ's death and resurrection is by sharing the Gospel with humility, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Proclaim value of life with solidarity, welcome, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Simple gestures of welcome and solidarity, when supported by faith in Jesus' resurrection, proclaim the value of life, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders "our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms," Pope Francis said before giving his solemn Easter blessing. More ...
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Bring peace to a world at the mercy of arms dealers, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Violence is not the way to fix a broken world, rather it only benefits a handful of "warlords" who profit off of human bloodshed, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Pope: Scientists must defend creation from distorted use of biotech
VATICAN CITY  -- Scientists working in the field of biotechnology are called to use science to protect creation and to prevent methods that seek to control it, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, April 10, 2017
Love Jesus in all who suffer, pope says on Palm Sunday
VATICAN CITY -- Jesus does not ask that people only contemplate his image, but that they also recognize and love him concretely in all people who suffer like he did, Pope Francis said. More ...
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The defense of the life, dignity and human rights of migrants and refugees must come before any other question when enacting migration policies, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, April 7, 2017
Catholic approach to development looks at body and soul, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- A Catholic approach to development aims at helping people achieve both physical and spiritual well-being and promotes both individual responsibility and community ties, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Corruption stifles the fresh air of mercy, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- When people become corrupt -- allowing sin to take over their lives -- it leaves no room for mercy, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, April 3, 2017
Stop prejudice, forgive sins of past, pope urges Christians
VATICAN CITY -- Serious research on Martin Luther can help heal relations between Catholics and Protestants, highlight what was legitimate about the Reformation and pinpoint the errors and sins that led to the division of the church, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, March 31, 2017
Loving families are central to bringing joy, mercy to world, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis urges families to discover God's love and be generous, forgiving, patient, helpful and respectful. More ...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Resentment, complaints are rooted in the sin of sloth, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- People should stop blaming and complaining so they can be filled with God's joy and rise up to life's challenges, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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