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Pope Francis Tells Priests at Chrism Mass: "The cross is non-negotiable"

Pope Francis told priests at Thursday’s Chrism Mass at the Vatican that “the cross is non-negotiable” when preaching the Gospel.

The five Deacons ordained Priests for the Archdiocese of Maputo Saturday, September 12. / Samuel Antonio

Embrace Sacrifice, Prayer, Cross, Prelate Urges at Priestly Ordination in Mozambique

A Prelate in Mozambique has, during the ordination of five Deacons as Priests for the Archdiocese of Maputo in the Southern African country, urged members of the Clergy to embrace a life of sacrifice and prayer “as if we had died on the cross,” in solidarity with other ordained ministers.

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address June 21, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis: The Cross Reminds us of the Sacrifices of the Christian life

Pope Francis said Sunday the crucifix we wear or hang on our wall is not supposed to be decorative, but a reminder of God’s love and the sacrifices involved in the Christian life.

Pope Francis offers Mass in Bari, Italy on Feb. 23, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Pope Francis: Ask God for the Strength to Love your Enemies

Ask God for the grace to love your enemies, Pope Francis said Sunday in a homily in the Italian city of Bari.

Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 28, 2019. Credit: Evandro Inetti/CNA /

Cardinal Sarah Reflects on Priesthood as He Marks 50 Years as Priest, 40 Years as Bishop

Cardinal Robert Sarah reflected on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the meaning of the priesthood in a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Saturday marking his 50th ordination anniversary.

Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Pope Francis: In times of suffering, know that you are never alone

Pope Francis wrote a heartfelt letter Tuesday to an Italian community still suffering one year after a bridge collapse. His message: “Know that you are not alone.”