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Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica March 28, 2021. / Vatican Media /

At Angelus, Pope Francis Prays for Indonesian Catholics Injured in Palm Sunday Bombing

At the Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for Indonesian Catholics injured in a bombing as they left a Palm Sunday Mass.

Pope Francis after praying the Angelus in the Vatican's apostolic palace on March 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address Moves Outdoors as Coronavirus Restrictions Ease in Rome

Pope Francis will speak to a live audience once again as his weekly Angelus address moves back to St. Peter’s Square on Sunday after a seven-week absence.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Jan. 24, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Prays for Homeless Man Who Died in Freezing Cold Near St. Peter’s Square

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for a homeless man who died near St. Peter’s Square amid freezing temperatures.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Dec. 27, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Urges All Families to Look to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for "sure inspiration"

Pope Francis urged families across the world Sunday to look to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for “sure inspiration.”

Pope Francis gives an address in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Credit: Vatican Media /

Pope Francis to Mark Fifth Anniversary of "Amoris laetitia" with Year Dedicated to Family

Pope Francis announced Sunday a special year dedicated to the family, marking the fifth anniversary of the publication of his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia.

Pope Francis, seen through the Vatican’s Christmas tree, delivers an Angelus address. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

‘Consumerism has stolen Christmas’ : Pope Francis

Pope Francis advised Catholics Sunday not to waste time complaining about coronavirus restrictions, but to focus instead on helping those in need.

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square. Credit: Vatican Media. /

The Immaculate Conception is "one of the wonders of the story of salvation": Pope Francis

The Immaculate Conception is “one of the wonders of the story of salvation,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Tuesday.

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Ask God for the Gift of Conversion in Advent: Pope Francis

We should ask God for the gift of conversion this Advent, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square Nov. 15, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

Jesus is Telling Us to Stretch Out Our Hand to the Poor: Pope Francis

Jesus is telling us today to stretch out our hands to the poor, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.

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Pope Francis “following with concerns” Conflict in Ethiopia, Calls for Ceasefire in Libya

Pope Francis says he is “following with concerns” the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia pitting the federal government against the local authorities of the country’s northernmost Tigray region.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Prays for Peace in Nigeria “through the promotion of justice”

Pope Francis appealed for an end to violence in Nigeria after reciting the Angelus Sunday.

Pope Francis pictured at his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis to Create 13 New Cardinals, Including Washington Archbishop Gregory

Pope Francis said Sunday that he will create 13 new cardinals, including Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory, at a consistory on Nov. 28.

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Aug. 30, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

“It is necessary to affirm God’s primacy in human life and in history”: Pope Francis

Catholics, by virtue of their baptism, must affirm to the world God’s primacy in human life and in history, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. / Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Says Blessed Carlo Acutis is a Model for Young People to Put God first

Pope Francis said Sunday that the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis provides a witness for young people that true happiness is found when one puts God first.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. Credit: Vatican Media. /

‘Fratelli tutti’: Pope Francis Presents New Encyclical in Angelus Address

Pope Francis introduced his new encyclical, “Fratelli tutti,” in his Angelus address Sunday, saying that “human fraternity and the care of creation” were the only paths forward for humanity.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis: Put Forgiveness and Mercy at the Heart of your Life

We cannot demand God’s forgiveness for ourselves unless we are prepared to forgive our neighbors, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. Credit: Vatican Media. /

"Christian charity is not simple philanthropy": Pope Francis

Christian charity is more than simple philanthropy, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Follow ‘God’s Logic’

Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to follow “God’s logic” by taking responsibility for the welfare of others.

Pope Francis offers his blessing following the Regina Coeli May 3, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA /

Pope Francis to Return to Window Overlooking St. Peter’s Square for Sunday Prayer

Pope Francis will deliver his Regina Coeli address from the window overlooking St. Peter’s Square this Sunday for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were imposed in March.

Pope Francis at the general audience Sept. 5, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Pope Francis: Judge your own heart first – not that of those in need

Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about their own hardness of heart, not the sins of others.