In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope Francis: With faith, prayer and penance we overcome evil

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) February 21, 2021 Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis explained how the Word of God shows us the path to live fruitfully the 40 days of Lent we have just embarked upon. By Vatican News staff writer The account in Mark’s Gospel (Mk [...]

Pope at Ash Wednesday Mass: ‘Lent is a journey of return to God’

(CNS photo/Vatican television) February 17, 2021 Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Ash Wednesday in St. Peter’s Basilica, and urges Christians to experience Lent as a return journey toward the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. By Devin Watkins As the Church begins the holy season of Lent, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Ash Wednesday, with [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘Overcome prejudice and get involved in the lives of others’

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) February 14, 2021 Pope Francis invites the faithful to overcome prejudices and the fear of getting involved in the lives of others, and follow the example of Jesus who shares our wounds and heals our lives. By Linda Bordoni Reflecting on the Gospel reading of the day (Mk 1:40-45), Pope Francis spoke [...]

Pope at Audience: We meet God in prayer, in the ‘today’ that we live

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) February 10, 2021 Continuing his catechesis on Christian prayer, Pope Francis reflects on why and how we should pray in all the events of everyday life. By Robin Gomes In last week’s General Audience, Pope Francis spoke about how Christian prayer is “anchored” in the liturgy. In this week’s audience, streamed [...]

Pope speaks out for unaccompanied minors and Day Against Trafficking

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) February 7, 2021 Pope Francis highlights the plight of thousands of unaccompanied minors whom he says are particularly vulnerable, asking authorities to show special attention to their needs. He also looks to the International Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking on Monday. By Linda Bordoni    “I would like [...]

Pope appeals to Myanmar leaders to serve the common good

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) February 7, 2021 Pope Francis expresses his concern for the recent political developments in Myanmar where tens of thousands of citizens are protesting Monday’s military coup. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his solidarity with the people of Myanmar and appealed to its leaders to show willingness to serve [...]

Pope on Day for Life: Demographic winter threatens Italy’s future

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) February 7, 2021 On Italy’s Day for Life (Giornata per la Vita), Pope Francis calls for society to be helped to heal from all attacks on life, and warns that Italy’s future is at stake due to the declining birth rate. By Vatican News staff reporter Pope Francis once again emphasized [...]

Pope at Audience: Liturgy and prayer unite us to Christ

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) February 3, 2021 Pope Francis continues his catechesis on Christian prayer at the weekly General Audience, and reflects on how liturgical prayer unites us to Christ. By Devin Watkins Speaking from the library of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis held his Wednesday General Audience which was live-streamed to the faithful around [...]

Pope establishes World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) January 31, 2021 Pope Francis has decided to institute a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. By Vatican News [...]

Pope recalls Word of God Sunday, urges all to read Bible

(CNS photo) January 24, 2021 Recalling the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God, Pope Francis urges all Christians to carry a pocket Bible and to read a few verses every day. By Devin Watkins As the Church celebrates the 2nd Sunday of the Word of God, Pope Francis launched an appeal to [...]

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