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Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Thanks Child for Giving Impromptu “lesson” at Wednesday General Audience

The boy approached the pope during his weekly catechesis.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 13, 2021. Vatican Media.

The Gospel Opens Every Culture to Greater Freedom in Christ: Pope Francis

He was speaking at his weekly general audience.

Pope Francis prays with French bishops before his general audience, Oct. 6, 2021, in the wake of a devastating abuse report. Vatican Media.

"This is a moment of shame": Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow at French Abuse Report

The report estimated that 216,000 children were abused by priests and religious over 70 years.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021. Pablo Esparza/CNA.

“It is Christ, with his grace, who makes us just”: Pope Francis at General Audience

At his general audience, the pope reflected on the doctrine of justification.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 8, 2021. Vatican Media.

“Rediscover beauty of being children of God”: Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

At his general audience, the pope appealed for peace in Ethiopia.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021. Vatican Media.

Choose Faith in Christ Over Formalities: Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

At the general audience, the pope continued to reflect on Galatians.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Aug. 25, 2021./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

"Hypocrisy in the Church is particularly detestable": Pope Francis

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that hypocrisy within the Church is “particularly detestable.”

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 18, 2021. Vatican Media

“Commandments exist, but what justifies us is Jesus Christ”: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said that Catholics must observe the commandments with the knowledge that justification comes from Jesus Christ.

Pope Francis spoke on the phone at the end of his general audience Aug. 11, 2021. Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Speaks on Phone at End of Weekly General Audience

Pope Francis made an unknown phone call at the end of his weekly general audience on Wednesday.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Aug. 3, 2021. Vatican Media.

"With the truth of the Gospel, one cannot negotiate": Pope Francis

It was the pope’s first general audience since he underwent colon surgery.

Pope Francis smiles during the general audience in the Vatican's San Damaso Courtyard on June 30, 2021./ Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA.

God “weaves our history”, Has a Plan for Our Lives: Pope Francis at General Audience

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that the dramatic conversion of St. Paul should remind us that God has a plan for our lives.

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Pope Francis Warns Against Preachers Who Sow Division Online

At his general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis warned against preachers who sow division and mistrust online.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 16, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: On the Cross, Jesus Prayed for You

Catholics should take courage in the fact that even as Jesus was dying on the cross, his most agonizing moment on earth, he was praying for them, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 2, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Never Forget that Jesus is Praying for you before Father: Pope Francis at General Audience

Pope Francis said Wednesday that just as Jesus prayed for his friends while on earth, he also prays for each person eternally before the Father in heaven.

Pope Francis blesses Auschwitz survivor Lidia Maksymowicz in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 26, 2021./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Offers Advice for When Prayers Seem to go Unanswered

Pope Francis confronted the “scandal” of prayers that seem to go unanswered during his Wednesday general audience by pointing to the hope found in the Resurrection, “when all human longings … will be fulfilled.”

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 19, 2021./ Vatican Media.

"Praying is not easy": Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

Pope Francis acknowledged Wednesday that praying is hard, but suggested ways to overcome common obstacles.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 12, 2021./ Daniel Ibañez/CNA.

Persistent Prayer Can Lead to Miracles: Pope Francis at General Audience

Pope Francis said Wednesday that persistent prayer can lead to miracles “because prayer goes directly to the heart of the tenderness of God.”

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Contemplative Dimension of Being Human Gives Life Flavor: Pope Francis at General Audience

Pope Francis on Wednesday encouraged people to embrace the contemplative dimension of being human both in prayer and their daily lives.

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 28, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis at General Audience: Christian meditation “not a withdrawal into ourselves”

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian meditation is a way of encountering Jesus and not “a withdrawal into ourselves.”