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In Eucharist, find strength to share bread, faith with others, pope says
A volunteer from Lesbos, Greece, presents Pope Francis a life-jacket that belonged to a Syrian girl who drowned. The presentation was at the end of the pope's general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 25. CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano
A volunteer from Lesbos, Greece, presents Pope Francis a life-jacket that belonged to a Syrian girl who drowned. The presentation was at the end of the pope's general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 25. CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano
ROME  -- A Corpus Christi procession should honor Christ's gift of himself in the Eucharist, but also should be a pledge to share bread and faith with the people of the cities and towns where the processions take place, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Prayer is not a magic wand that fulfills your desires, but it is what helps you keep the faith when you don't understand God's will, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Holiness doesn't depend on superhuman powers, but rather demands a heart filled with courage, hope and grace that strives for conversion each and every day, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. More ...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Joy is the true mark of a Christian, pope says at morning Mass
VATICAN CITY -- True Christians are defined by the joy they carry in their hearts and the assurance that God accompanies them even in the most difficult circumstances, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. More ...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Jesus shows mercy without ever compromising the truth, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Jesus is compassionate toward people and their imperfections without ever compromising the truth, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. More ...
Friday, May 20, 2016
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 50th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy.  More ...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Service, not power, is the true Christian path, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Those who seek only power and greatness, especially within the church, follow a different path than Jesus, who told his disciples to serve and not to be served, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. More ...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Holy Spirit helps people live as brothers, sisters, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- The gift of the Holy Spirit gives Christians the grace they need to conduct themselves as children of God and brothers and sisters to each other, Pope Francis said on Pentecost.

 
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Monday, May 16, 2016
An ocean of tears calls for mercy, compassion, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The tears shed by men, women and children around the world each day cry out for mercy, compassion and consolation, Pope Francis said during a special Year of Mercy prayer service for those who weep. More ...
Friday, May 13, 2016
God doesn't barter, rewarding the good, punishing the bad, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Salvation has nothing to do with the tidy business of bartering -- earning God's love in return for good behavior, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Missionaries are the heroes of evangelization, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Young women and men who are tired of today's self-centered, materialistic society should consider becoming missionaries -- the heroes of evangelization, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. More ...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Without Holy Spirit, people risk being 'armchair' Christians, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Without letting the Holy Spirit lead his or her life, a person risks being just an "armchair Christian" who recites "a cold morality" without actually living out the Gospel, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. More ...
Monday, May 9, 2016
Faith does not deaden pain but teaches that it is passing, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christian faith is not an "anesthetic" that prevents believers from feeling pain, but it is a source of joy and hope that assures them suffering will pass and new life will come, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. More ...
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Faith does not deaden pain, Pope says, but teaches that it is passing
At the Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis said the image Jesus used "should help us a lot in (times of) difficulty, difficulties that often are terrible, horrible difficulties that even can make us doubt our faith. But with joy and hope we go on." More ...
Friday, May 6, 2016
Nothing can keep God from seeking those who stray, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- There is no such thing as a soul that is lost forever, only people who are waiting to be found, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, May 5, 2016



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