In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope: Nations must work together to adapt to climate change

(CNS photo/courtesy Televisa Univision) July 13, 2022 Pope Francis sends a message to participants in a Vatican conference on resilience and climate change, and urges all nations to work together to reduce carbon emissions and help people adapt to climate change. The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is hosting a two-day conference at the Vatican’s [...]

Pope at Angelus: See and have compassion like the Good Samaritan

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) July 10, 2022 At the Angelus prayer on Sunday Pope Francis calls on the faithful to follow the example of attentiveness and compassion of the Good Samaritan and, therefore, to be “disciples of the Way” pointed by Jesus. Ahead of the traditional mid-day prayer of the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on [...]

Pope Francis says he will appoint women to Dicastery for Bishops

(CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters) July 6, 2022 In the third part of his interview with the Reuters news agency, Pope Francis shares his plans to expand the role of women in the Roman Curia, and announces his intention to appoint two women to the Dicastery that assists the Pontiff in the selection of bishops. [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘We proclaim Jesus through witness of brotherly love’

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) July 3, 2022 Pope Francis reflects on the Sunday Gospel at the Angelus prayer, and urges Christians to bear witness to Jesus through mutual respect and brotherly love. Ahead of the traditional noon-day prayer of the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis paused to reflect on the day’s Gospel, in which Jesus [...]

Pope at Audience: Old age ‘a time to find strength in frailty’

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) June 22, 2022 Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the value of old age at the weekly General Audience, and says the elderly should embrace their frailty and helplessness in order to follow and bear witness to Christ. Focusing his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the conversation Jesus had [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘In the Eucharist is Jesus’ life given for all of us’

(CNS photo/Matthias Rietschel, Reuters) June 19, 2022 Pope Francis reflects on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi and on how, in the Eucharist, everyone can experience the loving and concrete attention of the Lord. Pope Francis on Sunday reminded believers that the Lord, who is present in the Eucharist, takes each and everyone of us [...]

Pope at Audience: Christian community must visit elderly, help them to serve

(CNS photo/courtesy Little Sisters of the Poor) June 15, 2022 Continuing his catechesis on the value of old age at the General Audience, Pope Francis invites the elderly to overcome the temptation to stand aside, because the Lord never discards them, but rather restores their strength to serve. During the Wednesday General Audience, Pope [...]

Pope at Angelus: Holy Trinity revolutionizes our way of life

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) June 12, 2022 In his Angelus address on the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, Pope Francis recalls that the Trinity is not a "theological exercise," but "a revolution in our way of life." The Holy Trinity, Pope Francis says, "is not so much a theological exercise," but "a revolution in our [...]

Pope at Audience: The elderly show us the tenderness of God

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) June 8, 2022 Continuing his catechesis on the value of the elderly and old age at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the Biblical figure of Nicodemus, and says the elderly are messengers of tenderness, wisdom and love. The tenderness of the elderly shows us the tenderness of God. Pope [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: The Holy Spirit is a specialist in bridging distances

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) June 5, 2022 Pope Francis marks Pentecost Sunday inviting believers to heed the Holy Spirit who “makes the Gospel of Jesus enter into our hearts” and teaches us how to overcome distances. On the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis told the faithful, we celebrate the effusion of the Holy Spirit on [...]

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