Pope Francis elevates the Eucharist as he celebrates Mass marking the feast of Pentecost in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 20. Alson pictured is Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze. The pope at his "Regina Coeli" announced that he will create 14 new cardinals June 29. CNS photo/Paul Haring
VATICAN CITY -- The most desolate places in the world in need of Christ are where people are indifferent, even hostile to God and his love, Pope Francis said. More ... Monday, May 21, 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
VATICAN CITY -- In an age when technology is ever-evolving, Catholic news organizations must be willing to adapt to effectively proclaim the Gospel to all, Pope Francis said. More ... Tuesday, May 1, 2018
VATICAN CITY -- Although a healthy curiosity can lead to new discoveries, too much curiosity can open the door to dangerous things that harm the soul, Pope Francis said. More ... Monday, April 30, 2018