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Latest stories: Beatitudes

Pope Francis led the Angelus for All Saints' Day from a window above St. Peter's Square. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

True Happiness Found by Following Jesus Christ: Pope Francis on All Saints’ Day

Nov 1, 2021

Pope Francis gave a special Angelus address for the Catholic feast of All Saints’ Day.

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Nov. 1, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

The Saints are "authoritative witnesses of Christian hope": Pope Francis

Nov 1, 2020

On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to follow the model of the saints, who pursued virtue in contradiction to the ways of the world and thus give witness to Christian hope.

Archbishop Stephen Brislin of South African’s Cape Town Archdiocese. / Archbishop Stephen Brislin/Facebook Page

Allow Gospel Challenge “preconceived ideas, who we think God is”: South African Prelate

Oct 3, 2020

The Archbishop of South African’s Cape Town Archdiocese has, in a video reflection, underscored the need to interact with the word of God in the scriptures, allowing the message to challenge “our preconceived ideas,” including our image of God.

Pope Francis gives his apostolic blessing at the end of the general audience March 18, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Everyone is in Debt to God's Mercy, Pope Francis says

Mar 18, 2020

Showing and receiving God’s mercy are central aspects of Christian life – and everyone is in debt to God for the mercy he has already been shown, Pope Francis said during his general audience address Wednesday.

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall Jan. 22, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: The Meek Are Not Pushovers

Feb 19, 2020

Pope Francis said Wednesday that a meek Christian is not weak, but defends his faith and controls his temper.

Pope Francis at the general audience on March 18, 2015. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Poverty of Spirit Does not Hide Shortcomings from the World

Feb 5, 2020

Pope Francis said Wednesday that a focus on achieving fame or having a perfect image in the eyes of the world denies God’s call to poverty of spirit and is a tiring and lonely endeavor.

Pope Francis at the end of the Angelus address Jan. 26, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: 'The beatitudes always bring joy'

Jan 29, 2020

The beatitudes should be a defining feature of a Christian’s identity because they reveal the way that Jesus lived his life, Pope Francis said Wednesday.