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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.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Angelus address Feb. 21, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

The Lord Does Not Permit Darkness to Have Last Word: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important to remember when facing a difficult trial that the “Lord is Risen and does not permit darkness to have the last word.”

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. /

Pope Francis Calls for a Commitment to "take care of each other" in 2021

Pope Francis warned Sunday against the temptation to ignore the suffering of others during the coronavirus pandemic and said that things will get better in the new year to the extent to which the needs of the weakest and most disadvantaged are prioritized.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta May 8, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis: 'Allow yourself to be consoled by Jesus'

We must learn to let ourselves be consoled by Jesus when we are suffering, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Friday.

Pope Francis blesses a woman at a general audience in Paul VI Hall Dec. 5, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Pope Francis: God Acts in the Midst of Our Trials and Failures

Love for God is always fruitful, Pope Francis said Wednesday, stressing that Christ can bring good out of any circumstance -- even an apparent failure.

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday April 19, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Pope Francis' Message to Those Suffering 'at the foot of the cross'

Pope Francis told those who are sick and suffering Friday that the world needs their prayers.

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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.”