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Young and old: Two thrown-away generations can save the world, pope says
Pope Francis greets altar servers during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 21. At the audience the pope confirmed that he will visit Ireland Aug. 25-26 for the final days of the World Meeting of Families. CNS photo/Paul Haring
Pope Francis greets altar servers during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 21. At the audience the pope confirmed that he will visit Ireland Aug. 25-26 for the final days of the World Meeting of Families. CNS photo/Paul Haring
ROME -- A new book-length interview with Pope Francis, titled "God is Young," represents a kind of "how-to" guide for creating a "revolution of tenderness" in which young people and the elderly -- both "thrown away" by society -- band together to help change the world. More ...
Friday, March 23, 2018

Going to confession is getting God's loving embrace, pope says
VATICAN CITY  -- God always loves and always remains faithful to his children, despite their sin and idolatry, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Pope: Present in the Eucharist, Jesus transforms those who receive him

VATICAN CITY  -- Despite the chill and gusts of wind in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis welcomed the beginning of spring with an impromptu lesson about gardening and how to grow into being better Christians.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Pope: Crucifix is a sign of God's love, not just a piece of jewelry
VATICAN CITY -- The revelation of God's love toward humanity is made known through contemplating the crucifix and not just using it as work of art or as a fashion accessory, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, March 19, 2018
Imitate St. Pio's life, don't forget poor, marginalized, pope says
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy  -- Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as disposable, Pope Francis said during Mass at Padre Pio's shrine. More ...
Sunday, March 18, 2018
It takes more than one 'Our Father' to ask for God's help, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Praying for God's intercession takes courage, dogged persistence and patience, said Pope Francis. More ...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Forgiving others requires help from the Holy Spirit, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Forgiving those who have caused pain or offense is not easy, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
No parking zone: Christians need to journey, take risks, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- True Christians take risks to constantly seek out Christ, because they know that receiving God's grace is just the beginning of a lifelong journey toward real joy, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Even when people reject God, his love is never lacking, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God's love is never lacking, despite people's sins and rejection of his presence in their lives, Pope Francis said at a Lenten penance service. More ...
Friday, March 9, 2018
Don't hold grudges; forgiveness comes from forgiving others, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians must let go of resentments and forgive those who have wronged them so that they may experience God's forgiveness, Pope Francis. More ...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Pope: At Mass, God accepts humble gifts, gives abundantly in return
VATICAN CITY  -- God asks so little of people and yet, he gives so much in return, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Priests must be mindful that the confessional is a place where people can find forgiveness and mercy, not threats and condemnation, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Jesus never abandons people in times of trial, Pope says at parish
ROME -- If people listen to Jesus and do as he urges them, they can be certain that he will see them through even the darkest times, Pope Francis told members of a Rome parish. More ...
Monday, February 26, 2018
Parents who give children up for adoption often are fragile, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- When people are unable to love or accept a child with problems or illness, many times it's because they are too weak themselves to be able to bear someone else's vulnerabilities, Pope Francis told a group of children and young people who are wards of the state. More ...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Fasting during Lent includes sharing, treating others kindly, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, February 16, 2018

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