In the Pope’s Words

Words of wisdom from Pope Francis: the Angelus, Wednesday Audience and Morning Mass Homilies.

Pope at Mass: Christians must not give in to failure

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta commenting on the “spirit of tiredness” that “takes away hope”. Reflecting on the First Reading of the day, which is taken from the Book of Numbers, Pope Francis said that at times Christians “prefer failure”, leaving room for complaint and dissatisfaction, a perfect terrain, he said, [...]

By |2019-04-10T02:12:34+00:00Apr 10th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Angelus: Every true conversion is directed to a new future

On the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel account of Jesus’ merciful response to the woman caught in adultery. The Gospel of the day presents us with two conflicting attitudes, the Pope said: the attitude “of the scribes and Pharisees, on the one hand; and that of Jesus on the other”. Jesus, [...]

By |2019-04-10T01:57:17+00:00Apr 10th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|

Pope at Audience: Building bridges through hope

Pope Francis devotes the General Audience to his recent visit to Morocco. Drawing on the theme of the trip, "Servant of Hope”, he tells the faithful in St Peter’s Square that “to serve hope in our day is to build bridges between cultures.” The General Audience on Wednesday gave Pope Francis the opportunity to give thanks [...]

By |2019-04-10T01:29:37+00:00Apr 10th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words|

Pope at Mass: Lent is an opportunity to be simple and true

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday highlighting the need for believers to be true Christians and shun appearances. Taking his cue from the Book of the prophet Isaiah, Pope Francis condemned all forms of hypocrisy and explained the difference there is between objective and formal reality. Formal reality, the Pope said, [...]

Pope at Audience urges Christians to open their hearts

During the weekly General Audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis dedicated to the “Our Father”. Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Christians to open their hearts pointing out that Christ’s victory has not yet been fully achieved. To the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the General Audience, the Pope said Jesus has come, and there [...]

Pope at Angelus urges leaders to be discerning, just and merciful

Pope Francis addresses the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus calling on all those who have educational or leadership responsibilities to be aware of their role and to be wise, discerning and merciful. Pope Francis on Sunday reflected on the Gospel reading of the day in which Jesus invites his disciples to [...]

Pope at Santa Marta: there is God’s mercy but also His anger

In his homily at Mass, Thursday morning, Pope Francis urged Christians to make a daily examination of conscience regarding their actions because no one is sure when and how life will end. Stop for a while to acknowledge our failures, aware that the end can come any moment, and let us not continue living as we [...]

Pope at Angelus: Working together to protect minors

Pope Francis tells the faithful in St Peter’s Square during the Angelus, “we want all possible measures to be taken so that such crimes are not repeated”. Speaking following the recitation of the Marian Prayer, Pope Francis reflected on the “Protection of Minors in the Church” meeting which concluded on Sunday with Holy Mass. The Pope [...]

Pope Audience: God the Father loves us like no one else can

Pope Francis during his continuing catechesis on the Lord's Prayer at the Wednesday General Audience tells pilgrims, that “when we feel that hunger to love God, we are responding to the invitation to know God as ‘Father’." Continuing his catechesis on the “Our Father”, on Wednesday, the Pope told the pilgrims gathered in the Paul VI [...]

Pope at Mass: ‘Cost of war weighs on the weak’

Pope at Mass: ‘Cost of war weighs on the weak’ In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, Pope Francis reflects on the cost of war, calling it a ‘modern-day flood’ whose price is paid by the poorest among us. Pope Francis compared the Biblical flood of Noah’s time to the many [...]

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