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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.

Pope Francis gives his weekly Angelus address Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Vatican Media

“Let us walk without fear, in certainty that the Lord always accompanies us": Pope Francis

Aug 7, 2022

“Do not be afraid — this is the certainty that your hearts should be attached to,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace on July 3, 2022. Vatican Media/CNA

Evangelization Not "personal activism" But a Witness of Love: Pope Francis

Jul 3, 2022

In his Angelus address, the pope posed a question: “How do we bring the good news of the Gospel to others?

Pope Francis during his appearance for the Angelus in St. Peter's Square on June 29, 2022, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Vatican Media

Faith "is never a walk in the park": Pope Francis on Saints Peter and Paul Feast

Jun 29, 2022

The pope prayed a mid-week Angelus to mark the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the patron saints of the city of Rome.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 26, 2022. Vatican Media

Resisting Anger Takes "tremendous interior strength," So Ask God for Help: Pope Francis

Jun 26, 2022

Pope Francis addressed pilgrims gathered for the 10th World Meeting of Families at his weekly Angelus address.

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

The Holy Trinity inspires us "to live with others and for others": Pope Francis

Jun 12, 2022

Celebrating the Trinity is “not so much a theological exercise, but a revolution in our way of life,” the pope said.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Granaries in Floriana, Malta, April 3, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Laments "sacrilegious war" in Ukraine as He Prays Angelus in Malta

Apr 3, 2022

‘May we be tireless in praying and in offering assistance to those who suffer,’ the pope said.

Banner calling for the consecration of Russia is displayed during Pope Francis' Angelus in St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022. Vatican Media

“In the name of God, I ask you: stop this massacre” in Ukraine: Pope Francis

Mar 13, 2022

Pope Francis called for an end to the “harrowing war” in Ukraine on Sunday, condemning Russia's reported attacks on pregnant women and children in the eastern city of Mariupol.