In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope at Angelus: Finding God means finding love

Pope Francis leads the Sunday Angelus (Vatican Media) January 17, 2021 Pope Francis reflects on the day's Gospel during his Sunday Angelus, inviting the faithful to accept God's call, responding to it with only love. By Vatican News staff writer Marking the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel of [...]

Pope at Audience: We can always praise God, whose love never fails

CNS photo/Vatican Media January 13, 2021 Continuing his catechesis on prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on “the prayer of praise”, which is possible in every circumstance because God is always faithful. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis reflected on the dimension of praise in prayer, at the General Audience on Wednesday, [...]

Pope at Angelus reminds us to cherish our baptismal identity

CNS photo/Vatican Media January 10, 2021 Pope Francis celebrates the Baptism of the Lord inviting the faithful to celebrate the date of their Baptism, the day they received Holy Spirit and became the beloved children of God. By Vatican News staff writer Marking the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Pope Francis reflected [...]

Pope at Angelus: God loves us in all our frailty

CNS photo/Vatican Media January 3, 2021 Pope Francis reflects on how by making himself flesh, God united himself to humanity, loving us in all our frailty and inviting us to share everything with Him. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis on Sunday invited the faithful to invite God into their homes, their families, [...]

Pope at general audience: Gratitude makes the world better, transmits hope

Pope Francis leads his weekly general audience from the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 30, 2020. In his main talk, the pope focused on the importance of thanking God and letting others see one's gratitude. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of gratitude [...]

Pope at Angelus: Christian witnesses turn evil into good with love

Pope Francis leads the recitation of the Angelus prayer Dec. 27, 2020, from the library of the Apostolic Palace. Marking the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis announced the Catholic Church will observe a special year dedicated to the family from March 19, 2021, to June 26, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) At the [...]

Pope at Urbi et Orbi: Christmas reminds us we are all united as brothers and sisters

Pope Francis delivers his Christmas message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the Hall of Blessings at the Vatican Dec. 25, 2020. Also pictured are Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, and Msgr. Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) “To [...]

Pope at Christmas Mass: Jesus comes as a child to make us children of God

Pope Francis kisses a figurine of the baby Jesus as he celebrates Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 24, 2020. The Mass was not open to the general public and began at 7:30 p.m. local time so that the limited number of attendees could return home in time to [...]

Pope at Angelus: Christmas 2020 ‘a chance to help others without complaining’

CNS photo/Vatican Media December 20, 2020 Ahead of the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on Mary’s “yes” to God’s invitation, and warns against allowing consumerism to distract our hearts from the true spirit of Christmas. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis led the prayer of the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square on the [...]

Pope at Audience: Those who pray, pray for all

CNS photo/Vatican Media December 16, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on “the prayer of intercession” during his weekly General Audience. By Christopher Wells Continuing his catechesis on prayer, Pope Francis on Wednesday focused on “intercessory prayer”; that is, prayer which asks on behalf of another.” Those who are accustomed to pray, said Pope Francis, “never [...]

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