Pope Francis poses with a group of dancers from Mexico during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 27. While it may be more difficult to notice today, people are still thirsting for the Gospel message and for signs of God's love and mercy, Pope Francis said Sept. 29. CNS photo/Paul Haring
VATICAN CITY – While it may be more difficult to notice today, people are still thirsting for the Gospel message and for signs of God's love and mercy, Pope Francis said.
"If we are still able to look deeply, we will find a genuine desire for God, who is making restless the hearts of many people who have fallen, despite themselves, into the abyss of indifference, which prevents them from savoring life and serenely constructing their futures," the Pope said.
VATICAN CITY -- Christians can find hope even at the hour of death, which faith teaches is not a closed door but a wide-open passage to a new life with Christ, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, October 18, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- Christians who do not really listen to the word of the God and are only concerned with outward appearances are corrupt and idolatrous, Pope Francis said. More ... Tuesday, October 17, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- It makes no sense to lament the problems of hunger and forced migration if one is unwilling to address their root causes, which are conflict and climate change, Pope Francis said. More ... Monday, October 16, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- No matter how much suffering Christians face in the world, God never forgets those who trust in and serve him, Pope Francis told leaders of Eastern Catholic churches. More ... Thursday, October 12, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- Everyone, but especially young people, should have the "wonderful experience of giving" of their time and resources; giving open hearts and minds to brotherhood and sharing and is essential for building "the civilization of love," Pope Francis said. More ... Monday, October 2, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- The same hope that moves people to seek a better life for themselves and their loved ones also moves the hearts of men and women to welcome migrants and refugees with open arms, Pope Francis said. More ... Wednesday, September 27, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- A close relationship with Jesus isn't just about being an educated disciple but being a member of his family who listens and practices his teachings, Pope Francis said. More ... Tuesday, September 26, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- Celebrating the feast of St. Matthew, the anniversary of the day when as a 17-year-old he said he was overwhelmed by God's mercy, Pope Francis said it was interesting how many Catholics today seem to be scandalized when God shows mercy to someone. More ... Thursday, September 21, 2017
VATICAN CITY -- Those who govern or are in positions of authority are called to be humble and serve the good of the people God entrusts to them rather than the interests of their party or themselves, Pope Francis said. More ... Monday, September 18, 2017