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Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, Pope says
Family members bring up the offertory gifts as Pope Francis celebrates Mass marking the World Day of Migrants and Refugees in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 14. CNS photo/Paul Haring

Family members bring up the offertory gifts as Pope Francis celebrates Mass marking the World Day of Migrants and Refugees in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 14. CNS photo/Paul Haring

VATICAN CITY – Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal to help people in need. More ...
Monday, January 15, 2018

Pray with courage, conviction, not mindlessly like a parrot, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Prayer is a "high stakes" endeavor, requiring courage, perseverance and patience, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, January 12, 2018
Don't rush through silence at Mass, pope says at general audience
VATICAN CITY -- The silence that precedes the opening prayer at Mass is an opportunity for Christians to commend to God the fate of the church and the world, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Bullying is the devil's work, pope says at morning Mass
VATICAN CITY -- Just as the influence of the Holy Spirit is recognized when one does an act of charity, Christians also must recognize the presence of the devil when bullying occurs, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, January 8, 2018
Pope to teachers: Help kids live with care for all of creation
VATICAN CITY  -- A lifestyle that is environmentally ethical cannot be "schizophrenic" -- for example, by showing more care for animals and forests, than for the plight of people, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, January 5, 2018
Don't confess other's faults, own up to sins, pope says at audience
VATICAN CITY -- Fear and the shame of admitting one's own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognizing one's own faults, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
'God is close to humanity,' Pope says in New Year's message

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis began the New Year praying the world would demonstrate a marked increase in solidarity and welcome for migrants and refugees.

"Let's not extinguish the hope in their hearts; let's not suffocate their hopes for peace," the Pope said Jan. 1 before reciting the Angelus with a crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square.


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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Pope: Festivities become a facade when Christ is left out of Christmas
VATICAN CITY -- Only when Christ is the focus of the Christmas season do all the colorful lights, carols, special meals and traditions help create a festive and joyous atmosphere, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Bring peace on earth and in hearts by going to confession, Pope says

VATICAN CITY – Head to confession so Christmas can be a time of peace in your hearts, Pope Francis told Vatican employees and their families.

"Yesterday, I went to confession for Christmas ... and it did me good," he told the employees during a special audience in the Vatican's Paul VI hall Dec. 21.

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Friday, December 22, 2017
Pope: Redeemed Christians are joyful, don't have 'funeral wake' faces
VATICAN CITY -- Christians have good reason to be joyful and should let it shine in their faces rather than sport sad, pessimistic looks, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Get to Mass early; don't calculate how late you can be, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Don't be late for Mass believing the introductory rites do not matter, Pope Francis told visitors and pilgrims. More ...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Press must be factual, free from manipulation, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- People need factual and trustworthy news that avoids sensationalism and whipping up heated reactions, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, December 18, 2017
Pope: Coldest hearts can be warmed by Christmas cheer
VATICAN CITY -- Christmas joy expressed through music brings a message of peace and brotherhood for those most in need, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, December 15, 2017
God's greatness can be found in the little things, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God shows his greatness through his tenderness toward his children like a loving father, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Pope: Guadalupe feast shows Mary's closeness to those on margins
VATICAN CITY -- The appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which mirrored that of the indigenous people of the time, is a sign of Mary's closeness to those who are marginalized, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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