Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Feb. 11, 2024. | Vatican Media

Pope on Our Lady of Lourdes Feast: The Church is Close to all who are Sick or Frail

Feb 11, 2024

Speaking on a rainy Sunday in Rome from the window of the Apostolic Palace to the crowd huddled under umbrellas below, the pope said that he wanted to express the closeness “of the entire Church to all those who are sick or frail.”

Pope Francis gives a blessing at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "In Christianity, there is no condemnation of the sexual instinct"

Jan 17, 2024

In a continuation of his catechetical series on vice and virtue, Pope Francis on Wednesday dedicated his general audience to the difference between love and lust.

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Angelus address on Feb. 19, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: God Asks us to Love Beyond "the logic of self-interest"

Feb 19, 2023

Instead of acting out of self-interest or convenience, the Lord challenges us to love others in excess “without calculation,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.

Pope Benedict XVI signs an apostolic exhortation on Nov. 19, 2011, in Benin. | Credit: Vatican Media

10 Quotes From Pope Benedict XVI on the Beauty of Love and Suffering

Jan 3, 2023

When Pope Benedict XVI published his first encyclical, he chose an everlasting topic: love.

Pope Francis. Vatican Media.

Christians are Measured by How Well They Follow Jesus Christ and the Gospel: Pope Francis

Aug 21, 2022

Jesus “wants to tell us that to enter into God’s life, into salvation, we need to pass through him,” Pope Francis said.

A poster announcing the Marian Year at Our Lady of Lourdes Gardens Parish of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese. Credit: Fr. Herbert Niba

Marian Year in Cameroonian Catholic Parish to Foster “love, discipleship”, Priest Says

Feb 19, 2022

The Marian Year launched at Our Lady of Lourdes Gardens Parish of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese is expected to foster love and discipleship among the faithful, the Parish Priest has told ACI Africa in an interview.

President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Ethiopia, Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

“Avoid hate speech, preach love, peace”: Ethiopia’s Catholic Bishops in New Year Message

Sep 10, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia have, in a message ahead of the country’s New Year Day celebrations, called on the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to embrace peace amid growing violence.

Pope Francis speaks at Sunday Angelus on 30 May 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

The Holy Trinity invites us to grow in unity as Christians: Pope Francis

May 30, 2021

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis said unity is essential to Christian life because God is a communion of love.

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool.

“That manger, poor in everything yet rich in love”: Pope Francis on Christmas Eve

Dec 26, 2020

On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis said that the poverty of Christ’s birth in a stable contains an important lesson for today.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo on Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020 / Diocese of Oyo, Nigeria

Church Leaders in Africa Call for a “common language of love” on Pentecost Solemnity

Jun 2, 2020

On Pentecost Sunday, various Church leaders in Africa, in separate forums, reflected on the need to have a “common language of love”, an attitude and spirit that “conquers all" challenges of life including those occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tanzania’s Laity Council Members Reflect on “love” Ahead of Pentecost Sunday

May 30, 2020

As Catholics across the globe prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost Sunday, May 31, the leadership of the Catholic Laity Council of Tanzania has invited members to reflect on the value of “love” in their respective lives.  

St. Valentine: How a beheaded martyr became the poster child for romantic love

Feb 14, 2020

In most stores in the weeks leading up to St. Valentine’s day, you’re likely to find a plethora of pink and red cards, heart-shaped boxes of Russell Stover chocolates, and decor with nearly-naked chubby cherubs shooting hearts with bows and arrows.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 31, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

On New Year's Eve, Pope Francis Calls Listening An Act of Love

Dec 31, 2019

It is an act of love to spend time with others, to listen to them and their needs, and to try to see them as Christ sees them, Pope Francis said on New Year’s Eve.

Pope Francis uncovers the Child Jesus in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Sinner or Saint – God Loves you, Pope Francis Says on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2019

A person’s weakness and sin does not change Christ’s love for them, and Catholics should strive to treat others the same way, serving anyone and not only those they consider worthy, Pope Francis said on Christmas Eve.