Pope Francis prays during his Wednesday general audience on Nov. 15, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "The fullness of love" is the "path of holiness"

Nov 16, 2023

Pope Francis on Thursday addressed participants of the study conference “Community Dimension of Holiness,” which had gathered in Rome Nov. 13–16.

Pope Francis meets participants at the "Holiness Today" conference on 6 October 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: ‘Saints do not come from a parallel universe’

Oct 6, 2022

What does it look like to be a Catholic saint today? A Vatican conference taking place in Rome this week has been discussing just that. 

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address Aug. 30, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: The Path to Holiness Requires Spiritual Combat

Sep 27, 2020

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness.

Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI Hall, Dec. 13, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: The Gospel is a Call to Holiness in Concrete Actions

Jan 5, 2020

The Gospel is more than a nice story – it is the concrete revelation of God’s plan for the world and calls people to holiness, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Pope Francis greets religious sisters at a general audience Oct. 30, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: 'Holiness is the true light of the Church'

Dec 12, 2019

Pope Francis said Thursday that the often hidden holiness lived out in everyday life is a true light within the Church.

Pope Francis May 15, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

The Saints Show that Real People can be Holy, Pope Francis Says

Nov 1, 2019

The saints were real people whose strength to face daily challenges came from the grace of Jesus Christ, showing that everyone can be holy, Pope Francis said Friday on the Feast of All Saints Day.