In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope at Angelus: Embracing the Word of God means embracing Christ

Pope Francis' Angelus Prayer (ANSA) July 12, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on the day’s Gospel reading during the Sunday Angelus, describing the Parable of the Sower as the “mother” of all parables. By Vatican News During Sunday’s Angelus, from the window of his studio above St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis drew inspiration from the [...]

Pope at Mass: Seek God’s face in the poor, sick, abandoned and foreigners

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis celebrates the 7th anniversary of his visit to the migrants in the Italian island of Lampedusa with a Mass in the Casa Santa Marta chapel. July 8, 2020 Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Christians to discover the face of Jesus in the migrants, refugees and the displaced who are [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘the poor are the builders of the new humanity’

Vatican Media Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel reading of the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time noting that the solace that Christ offers to the weary and the oppressed is not merely psychological relief or almsgiving. July 5, 2020 Pope Francis addressed a scattering of the well-distanced faithful in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday [...]

Pope at Angelus: Recognizing Jesus as the living God is secret to happy life

Pope Francis leads the Angelus on Monday (Vatican Media) June 29, 2020 At the Angelus prayer on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis invites Christians to make their lives a gift and to recognize Jesus as the living God. By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ During his Angelus on the Solemnity of [...]

Pope sends greetings to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

File photo of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew on 17 September 2019 (Vatican Media) June 29, 2020 Pope Francis expresses his spiritual closeness with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, as the Covid-19 pandemic keeps his delegation from making a traditional visit to Rome. By Devin Watkins & Christopher Wells On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and [...]

Pope at Mass: Let us be challenged by Jesus, like Peter and Paul

CNS photo/Paul Haring June 29, 2020 On the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, Pope Francis invites us to be builders of unity and prophets of God’s heaven on earth. In keeping with health precautions, the Holy Father celebrated Mass at the “Altar of the Chair” in St Peter’s Basilica, with the participation of [...]

Pope at Angelus: Gratitude is a sign of the kingdom of God

Pope Francis leads the Angelus on Sunday (Vatican Media) June 28, 2020 Ahead of the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis urges Christians to carry our cross in Jesus’ footsteps with generosity and grateful hearts. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis prayed the traditional Marian prayer of the Angelus on Sunday, and reflected on Jesus’ [...]

Pope at Audience: We are never alone if we bring our lives to God in prayer

CNS photo/Vatican Media June 24, 2020 At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on how King David prayed while shepherding God’s people with his poet’s soul. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis focused his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the Biblical figure of King David. “Favored by God even from his youth, [...]

Pope at Angelus: Have no fear, for the Father cares for us

CNS photo/Vatican Media June 21, 2020 Pope Francis invites Christian disciples to “have no fear” in the face of hostility, persecution, and even the feeling of being abandoned by God. By Christopher Wells In his reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, Pope Francis said that Jesus’s invitation to the disciples, to have no fear, resonates: Jesus, [...]

Annual Global Rosary Relay invites prayers for Pope Francis

The annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of all Priests (AFP or licensors) June 19, 2020 The annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of all Priests takes place on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 19 June. This year participants are being invited to pray for Pope Francis By [...]

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