In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope at Angelus: Do not forget about joy

CNS photo/Vatican Media December 13, 2020 During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis speaks of John the Baptist: a "leader of his time," who lived the expectation and joy of seeing the Messiah arrive without ever drawing attention to himself but directing it toward Christ, the true light. By Francesca Merlo For those who believe, [...]

Pope at Audience: ‘Never feel ashamed to pray in difficult times’

Pope Francis at the weekly General Audience (Vatican Media) December 9, 2020 In his catechesis at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis urges everyone to listen to the cry that wells up within us especially in moments of difficulty, which he says is the prayer of supplication. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis continued his [...]

Pope at Angelus: Immaculate Conception encourages us on path of conversion

CNS photo/Paul Haring December 8, 2020 At the Angelus on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis urges Christians to follow a path of conversion, as we find hope in the special grace Mary received from God. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis prayed the Angelus on Tuesday, as the Church marks the feast [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘Advent is a journey of conversion’

Pope at Angelus (Vatican Media) December 6, 2020 Pope Francis addresses the faithful on the second Sunday of Advent inviting them to undertake a journey of conversion as we prepare to receive the Lord. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel passage of the Second Sunday of Advent (Mk 1:1-18) [...]

Pope at Audience: God blesses us despite our sins

CNS photo/Vatican Media December 2, 2020 Reflecting on blessing as an essential dimension of prayer, Pope Francis in his General Audience says that our response to the God who blesses is also by blessing. We do it through the prayer of praise, adoration and thanksgiving. By Vatican News Pope Francis begins his general audience [...]

Pope at Mass: ‘Faith is a love story for people in love!”

CNS photo/Paolo Galosi, pool November 29, 2020 Pope Francis and the new Cardinals created during Saturday’s Consistory concelebrate Mass on the First Sunday of Advent inviting the faithful to get close to the Lord and to serve their neighbours. By Linda Bordoni Celebrating Holy Mass on the First Sunday of Advent together with 11 [...]

Pope at Angelus: Advent is a continuous call to hope

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 29, 2020 Following Mass with new Cardinals in St Peter’s Basilica on the First Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis during the Angelus told the faithful that this season is one of expectation and hope. By Vatican News staff writer During his Angelus from St Peter’s Square, the Pope pointed out [...]

Pope at Audience: Love is mystical root of believer’s life

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 25, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on the prayer of the early Church at the General Audience on Wednesday By Christopher Wells At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis turned his gaze to the prayer life of the early Church, as he continued his catechesis on prayer. “The Church’s first [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘We enter God’s Kingdom through the door of humble service’

Pope Francis at Angelus (Vatican Media) November 22, 2020 Pope Francis celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King reminding the faithful they will be judged on love, on works, on compassion that becomes nearness and kind help. By Vatican News staff writer Marking the Solemnity of Christ the King on the last Sunday of [...]

Pope at Audience: Mary a woman of prayer and model for our prayer

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 18, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on prayer and on how the Virgin Mary, who entrusted herself to God with docility, is a model for our own lives. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis greeted the faithful on Wednesday morning, saying: “Today we meet the Virgin Mary as the prayerful [...]

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