Pope Francis speaks during his Angelus address on Sept. 17, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Forgiveness is the Cure that Heals "the poisons of resentment"

Sep 17, 2023

In his Angelus, the pope said forgiving is “not a good deed that we can choose to do or not do” but “a fundamental condition for those who are Christians.”

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door in L'Aquila, Italy on Aug. 28, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Becomes First Pope in More Than 700 Years to Open the Holy Door in L’Aquila

Aug 28, 2022

During a trip to the Italian city of L'Aquila, Pope Francis participated in a centuries-old tradition established by Pope Celestine V in 1294.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 24, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Appeals That Migrants Not Be Sent Back to Unsafe Countries

Oct 24, 2021

Pope Francis called on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries.

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.

Bishop Nicodème Anani Barrigah-Benissan of Atakpamé diocese, Togo,delegate to the 4th Pan-African Congress on Divine Mercy in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso: November 21, 2019 / ACI Africa

“Africa trapped in its suffering justice,” Needs Justice “transformed by mercy”: Bishop

Nov 22, 2019

A Bishop from the West African country of Togo has faulted the justice system institutionalized by many nations in Africa describing it as “suffering justice” and proposed a legal system that is oriented toward social cohesion, “transformed by mercy.”

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Bert van Megen with South Sudanese clergy, religious, laity in Nairobi after Mass on Sunday, October 6, 2019 / ACI Africa

Seek Lasting Peace Through Mercy, Forgiveness over Justice: Nuncio to South Sudanese

Oct 8, 2019

At a time when ordinary South Sudanese are looking at their political leaders to form the long-awaited unity government in just over a month, the Nairobi-based Apostolic Nuncio to the world’s newest nation has called on the people of God in South Sudan to seek lasting peace through the virtues of mercy, forgiveness, and love as indicators of strength over and above justice, or worse, the tendency to revenge.