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God's grace comes in unexpected, surprising ways, pope says
Pope Francis venerates the relics of St. Nicholas in the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari, Italy, July 7. The pope met leaders of Christian churches in the Middle East for an ecumenical day of prayer for peace in the region. CNS photo/Vatican Media
Pope Francis venerates the relics of St. Nicholas in the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari, Italy, July 7. The pope met leaders of Christian churches in the Middle East for an ecumenical day of prayer for peace in the region. CNS photo/Vatican Media
VATICAN CITY -- God does not conform to people's expectations, and he often presents himself and his graces in surprising ways, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, July 9, 2018

Faith is lived with joyous gratitude, not slavelike duty, pope says
VATICAN CITY  -- God always loves and generously gives first before asking for fidelity to his commandments -- which are the words of a loving father showing people the right way to live, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Pope Francis: Support life at all stages, avoid 'dirty work of death'
VATICAN CITY -- Behind the indifference toward human life lies a contagious illness that blinds people to the lives, challenges and struggles of others, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, June 25, 2018
Broken world needs Christian unity, pope tells Christian leaders at WCC
GENEVA -- Not only God, but today's broken, divided world is begging for unity among Christians, Pope Francis said on an ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva. More ...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Forgiveness turns evil into good, Pope tells Catholics in Geneva
GENEVA – At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches, Pope Francis turned to the region's Catholics, reminding them of what lies at the heart of the faith. More ...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Pope: Commandments are God's loving words, not oppressive commands
VATICAN CITY -- The Ten Commandments given by God are meant to protect his children from self-destruction; they are not harsh rules meant to enslave and oppress, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Most fundamental human right is hope, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The theory that well-being will automatically flow down to everyone from the riches of the few is "a lie," Pope Francis said. More ...
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Scientists, believers should admit how little they know, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Scientists and people of faith always must admit they don't know everything, and they must never be afraid to explore and discover more, Pope Francis told astronomy students and experts. More ...
Friday, June 15, 2018
Migration is about people, not numbers, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Migrants seeking a better life in other countries must not be viewed with suspicion but rather defended and protected, no matter their status, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Biggest danger in life is fear, settling for less, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The worst enemies in a young person's life aren't the problems they may face, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Pope: Small acts of kindness, not great speeches, show God's love best
VATICAN CITY -- God shows his love, not with great speeches, but with simple, tender acts of charity, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, June 8, 2018
'Forgetful Christians' miss out on encountering Jesus, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The memory of the saving power of Christ is what gives life flavor and is a source of strength for Christians, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Gossip destroys Holy Spirit's gift of peace, Pope says
Peace is a gift that can easily be destroyed through petty gossip and speaking ill of others, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Pope: Seek Christ in 'abandoned tabernacles' of the poor, the lonely
ROME  -- As he did with his disciples at Passover, Jesus asks all Christians to prepare a place for him, not in "exclusive, selective places" but rather in uncomfortable places that are "untouched by love, untouched by hope," Pope Francis said.  More ...
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Missionary work is about sharing God's love, not raising money, pope says
VATICAN CITY  -- The Catholic Church does not have "a product to sell, but a life to communicate: God, his divine life, his merciful love, his holiness," Pope Francis told national directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies. More ...
Friday, June 1, 2018



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