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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 4, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Explains Why Catholics Make the Sign of the Cross

Jun 4, 2023

Each time that a Catholic makes the sign of the cross, it is a reminder that God is a communion of love, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Pope Francis prays at his Wednesday audience in St. Peter’s Square on April 12, 2023. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Pope Francis Prays for Victims of Train Crash in India that Killed 275 People

Jun 4, 2023

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the victims of a train crash in India that killed at least 275 people.

Pope Francis speaks during his Angelus address on March 19, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: The Differences of Others are an Occasion to Love Better

Mar 19, 2023

We should treat the physical and social differences of others as a chance to love, not as an inconvenience, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address on Sunday.

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address on March 12, 2023. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: People are Looking for "an oasis in the Church"

Mar 12, 2023

People are looking for an oasis in the Catholic Church from which to slake the thirst left by busyness, indifference, and consumerism, Pope Francis said on Sunday.

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: The Devil Uses "three widespread and dangerous temptations" to Divide Us

Feb 26, 2023

On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis warned of three “widespread and dangerous temptations” that the devil uses to separate us from God and divide us from each other.

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Angelus address on Feb. 19, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: God Asks us to Love Beyond "the logic of self-interest"

Feb 19, 2023

Instead of acting out of self-interest or convenience, the Lord challenges us to love others in excess “without calculation,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.

Pope Francis (left); Bishop Rolando Álvarez (right) / Vatican Media; Diocese of Matagalpa

After Bishop’s 26-Year Sentencing Pope Francis Asks Virgin Mary to Intercede for Nicaragua

Feb 12, 2023

“The news from Nicaragua has grieved me a great deal,” the pope said.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Jan. 22, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: To Stay with Jesus Requires the Courage to Leave our Sins

Jan 22, 2023

In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis said that following Jesus requires the courage to leave behind the sins that are holding us back.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in St. Peter's Square on Jan. 15, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Announces Ecumenical Prayer, Reflects on St. John the Baptist's "spirit of service"

Jan 15, 2023

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to cultivate the virtue of knowing “how to step aside” in order to bear witness to Jesus, as St. John the Baptist did.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Jan. 8, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: God’s Justice Frees us from the Snares of Evil

Jan 8, 2023

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis said that God’s justice is often misunderstood as mere punishment when in reality it “raises us up” by “freeing us from the snares of evil.”

Celebrations for the Solemnity of the Epiphany in St. Peter’s Square on Jan. 6, 2023. | Vatican Media

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Pope Francis: The Three Kings Found God in Poverty

Jan 6, 2023

In his Angelus address for the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis said that the Three Kings teach us to discover God in poverty, humility, and silence.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 18, 2022 | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: St. Joseph Shows us How to Respond to disappointed Dreams

Dec 18, 2022

St. Joseph shows us how to “welcome surprises” when things do not go the way we expected, Pope Francis said Sunday in his weekly Angelus message.

Pope Francis at the Angelus 27 November 2022. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: God is Present "in everyday things"

Nov 27, 2022

It is good to remember that God is present to us even in the small, everyday events of our lives, Pope Francis said on the first Sunday of Advent.

Pope Francis Calls on Catholics to Become Peacemakers

Nov 1, 2022

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on Catholics to “disarm their hearts” and become peacemakers. 

Pope Francis speaks to the crowd on 12 June 2022 gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome for the recitation of the Angelus on Trinity Sunday. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Prays for Victims of Deadly Islamic Terrorist Attack in Somalia

Oct 30, 2022

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday that God may “convert the hearts of the violent” after an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist attack in Somalia.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Oct. 23, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Warns of the Danger of "spiritual arrogance"

Oct 23, 2022

In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis warned that “spiritual arrogance” can lead to adoration of one’s ego instead of God.

Pope Francis delivered his Angelus address on 18 September 2022. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Announces Decision to Extend Synod on Synodality to 2024

Oct 16, 2022

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that the Synod on Synodality will be extended to 2024.  

Pope Francis speaks in his Angelus address after Mass in Matera, Italy on Sept. 25, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Appeals for the Release of Kidnapped Catholics in Cameroon

Sep 25, 2022

Pope Francis has appealed for the release of nine Catholics kidnapped in southwest Cameroon.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on 18 September 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Christians Cannot be Indifferent to Corruption: Pope Francis

Sep 18, 2022

Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians should not become discouraged or remain indifferent to stories of corruption, but instead “be creative in doing good with prudence.”

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on March 20, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Honors Comboni Nun Killed by Islamist Terrorists in Mozambique

Sep 11, 2022

Pope Francis in his Angelus address on Sunday honored an Italian missionary sister who was killed by Islamist terrorists in Mozambique.