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Confirmation gives Catholics strength to be led by God, Pope says
Pope Francis arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 23. CNS photo/Paul Haring
Pope Francis arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 23. CNS photo/Paul Haring
VATICAN CITY -- Everyone who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation has received the gift of the Holy Spirit, who guides them and gives them the strength to follow God's will, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Pope: Church must go where people are indifferent, hostile to the faith
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
The Holy Spirit changes hearts, pope says on Pentecost
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
Christ's disciples will be led where they do not want to go, pope says
VATICAN CITY  -- Priests are called to love, care for others and prepare for the cross, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Cooperation, dialogue needed for interreligious harmony, Pope says

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.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Jesus in heaven invites all Christians to share his good news, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- As they journey through life, Christians must look for Christ, especially among the poor, and give concrete signs of hope to others, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, May 14, 2018
Christian persecution urgently calls churches to seek unity, pope says
VATICAN CITY  -- Seeking Christian unity is more urgent than ever because of the ongoing persecution of Christians, Pope Francis told an Orthodox leader. More ...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Be inspired by Mary, Christ's first lay disciple, pope tells laypeople
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
Reborn in Baptism, Christians are called to live like Christ, Pope says
VATICAN CITY  -- The Baptismal font is a tomb in which a person dies to sin, and it is a womb through which a person is born to new life in Christ, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The devil is a big loser, but he still manages to trick people, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The devil is "a loser," but he still tricks people into giving him power, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Love is constant caring for others, pope says at parish visit
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
Bishops must protect their people from danger, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- A true bishop always stays close to his people, protecting them from "wolves" and from losing their way, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, May 4, 2018
Pass on faith through deeds, not words, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians must pass on the faith by giving witness through their example and not by persuading others to choose sides, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Pope: Faith says 'no' to Satan, 'yes' to God
VATICAN CITY -- Baptism requires rejecting Satan and professing one's full faith in God, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Catholic media must not fall behind in digital age, pope says
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

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