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Pope Francis speaking at the general audience on St. Peter's Square, Nov. 9, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis: Bahrain Trip "a new step" in Christian-Muslim dialogue

Nov 9, 2022

Pope Francis said Wednesday his trip to the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain was a new step on the journey to create “fraternal alliances” between Christians and Muslims.

Pope Francis arriving for the general audience on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 26, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

"Lazy, tepid, sad": Pope Francis Explains How Desolation Can be Turned to Good

Oct 26, 2022

Pope Francis explained on Wednesday how times of spiritual desolation — described by St. Ignatius of Loyola as feelings of unquiet, temptation, sadness — can also help bring us closer to God.

Pope Francis at the general audience, Oct. 19, 2022 — and St. Augustine of Hippo in a painting by Philippe de Champaigne, ca. 1650. | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA // Wikimedia (CC0)

Pope Francis: Be Like St. Augustine and Examine the Story of Your Life

Oct 19, 2022

St. Augustine’s Confessions recount the fourth-century bishop’s spiritual conversion from his restless youth to finding peace in Christ.

Pope Francis speaking on St. Peter's Square, Vatican, Oct. 12, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis: Desire Points Our Discernment in the Right Direction

Oct 12, 2022

At his public audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the role desire plays in spiritual discernment, comparing it to a compass that points one in the right direction.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on September 28. Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA

Pope Francis: The First Element of Discernment is Prayer

Sep 28, 2022

Prayer is the first element of discernment, Pope Francis said in his general audience message on Wednesday.

Pope Francis during the weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, Sept. 7, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

God Can Speak to Us in “the unexpected” Moments: Pope Francis at Wednesday Public Audience

Sep 7, 2022

God can speak to us in the unexpected moments of our lives if we learn to listen well to what he is telling us in our hearts, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims and visitors to the weekly general audience on Aug. 31, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Launches New Catechesis Series on Discernment, Says It’s "indispensable for living"

Aug 31, 2022

“God invites us to evaluate and choose: He created us free and wants us to exercise our freedom. For this reason, discernment is demanding,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 10, 2022. Vatican Media

Desire for "eternal youth" and "unlimited well-being" is Delusional Conceit: Pope Francis

Aug 10, 2022

Pope Francis said Wednesday that it is “delusional” to try to stop the natural passage of time in pursuit of “eternal youth” and “unlimited well-being.”

Pope Francis walked with a cane into Paul VI Hall for his Wednesday audience on Aug. 3, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Canada "writing a new page" in Church’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Aug 3, 2022

The pope said that his visit to Canada was "a different journey” from the other international trips of his pontificate.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 15, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis: "When you are old, you are no longer in control of your body"

Jun 15, 2022

The 85-year-old pope noted that he needed to walk with a cane.

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Bring the Love of Jesus’ Sacred Heart "to the ends of the earth": Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022. Vatican Media.

Old age a Time to Rediscover Trust in the Lord: Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The pope was speaking at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

"Ours is age of fake news, collective superstitions, pseudo-scientific truths": Pope

May 25, 2022

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Pope Francis meets Kateryna Prokopenko and Yulya Fedosiuk in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Meets Wives of Ukrainian Soldiers Fighting to Defend Mariupol

May 11, 2022

‘You are our last hope. We hope that you can save their lives. Please don’t let them die.’

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 4, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Apologizes for Not Leaving His Chair at Wednesday Audience

May 4, 2022

‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to stop among you due to my knee injury,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 4, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Faith Not Something Only "for old people": Pope Francis

May 4, 2022

The pope was speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Tells General Audience Pilgrims His Knee "still not healing"

Apr 27, 2022

The 85-year-old pope canceled his engagements the day before the audience due to knee pain.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Wants Catholics to Rediscover This Book of the Bible

Apr 27, 2022

The pope praised the book’s ‘valuable teaching on the alliance of the generations.’

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

To Discard the Elderly "is a grave sin": Pope Francis

Apr 20, 2022

It was the first Wednesday audience in St. Peter's Square since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, April 13, 2022. Vatican Media.

"Armed aggression" is "an outrage against God": Pope Francis

Apr 13, 2022

The pope described war as ‘a blasphemous betrayal of the Lord of Passover.’