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People still have desire to know God, experience his mercy, Pope says
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 

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.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Being Christian means being missionary, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Catholics must make a real effort to share the Gospel with all people, fighting "the recurring temptation" that leads some to focus only on internal church matters or to be pessimistic about evangelization efforts, Pope Francis wrote. More ...
Monday, October 23, 2017
Pope: If world insists on success, then make life more just, humane
VATICAN CITY -- Do not fall for the allure of money, which can enslave and alienate like a cult, Pope Francis told business school students. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Faith brings hope even at moment of death, pope says
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
Not listening to God's word turns Christians into fools, pope says
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
To fight hunger and forced migration, end war, arms trade, pope says
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
Have courage, pray fervently, pope tells churches facing persecution
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
Nothing is in vain, nothing is resistant to love, Pope says at audience
VATICAN CITY -- Christians are never pessimistic, resigned or weak, thinking life is an unstoppable train careening out of control, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Pope: Sin is a rebellious act, not just a stain that needs cleaning
VATICAN CITY -- Sin is a rebellious act against God that requires more than just a trip to the dry cleaners to wipe clean, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, October 9, 2017
Pope: True Christians must remain hopeful, not 'whiny and angry'
VATICAN CITY  -- Real hope lies in the proclamation of Jesus' death and resurrection, not just with one's words but also in deeds, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Defend life, care for creation and give freely, pope says
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
Share hope with those seeking better lives, pope says
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
Closeness to God is true freedom, pope says
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
Recognize God's presence, be open to solace he brings, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians must learn to expect and recognize God's consolation and hold dear the peace and tranquility it leaves behind, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, September 25, 2017
Mercy can scandalize those who don't see their own sin, pope says
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



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