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Sunday Angelus

Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of coveting wealth and possessions during his Angelus reflection in St. Peter's Square in Rome on July 31, 2022. Vatican Media

Coveting Wealth and Possessions Blind us to the "true goods of life": Pope Francis

Jul 31, 2022

Covetousness is the “unbridled greed for possessions, always desiring to be rich,” the pope explained.

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace on July 3, 2022. Vatican Media/CNA

Evangelization Not "personal activism" But a Witness of Love: Pope Francis

Jul 3, 2022

In his Angelus address, the pope posed a question: “How do we bring the good news of the Gospel to others?

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 26, 2022. Vatican Media

Resisting Anger Takes "tremendous interior strength," So Ask God for Help: Pope Francis

Jun 26, 2022

Pope Francis addressed pilgrims gathered for the 10th World Meeting of Families at his weekly Angelus address.

Pope Francis waves to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 19, 2022, on Corpus Christi Sunday. Vatican Media

Let Jesus Christ Feed the Hungers of Your Life, Pope Francis Says on Corpus Christi

Jun 19, 2022

The pope also prayed for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, and for peace in Myanmar and Ukraine.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Granaries in Floriana, Malta, April 3, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Laments "sacrilegious war" in Ukraine as He Prays Angelus in Malta

Apr 3, 2022

‘May we be tireless in praying and in offering assistance to those who suffer,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis at the Sunday Angelus March 27 2022. Vatican News.

Let’s Learn to Rejoice Like the Father of the Prodigal Son, Pope Francis says

Mar 27, 2022

"God is a Father who not only welcomes us back, but rejoices and throws a feast for his son who has returned home after having squandered all his possessions. We are that son, and it is moving to think about how much the Father always loves us and waits for us."

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on March 2, 2022. Vatican Media

"Enough!" End War Before it Ends Us, Pope Francis Says as Ukraine Invasion Continues

Mar 27, 2022

"Before the danger of self-destruction, may humanity understand that the moment has come to abolish war, to erase it from human history before it erases human history," Pope Francis said in another plea for peace more than one month after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Pope Francis, during his Angelus address on March 20, 2022, called on the world's leaders to end the "abhorrent" war in Ukraine. Vatican Media

Don’t Blame Misfortunes on God, instead Turn to Conversion, Pope Francis Says

Mar 20, 2022

Jesus implores us not to blame God for misfortunes and points us instead to conversion as a solution to evils which oppress us, Pope Francis said Sunday. 

Banner calling for the consecration of Russia is displayed during Pope Francis' Angelus in St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022. Vatican Media

“In the name of God, I ask you: stop this massacre” in Ukraine: Pope Francis

Mar 13, 2022

Pope Francis called for an end to the “harrowing war” in Ukraine on Sunday, condemning Russia's reported attacks on pregnant women and children in the eastern city of Mariupol.

Pope Francis waves to crowd gathered for the Angelus at St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Ask the Holy Spirit to Awaken your Desire to Pray

Mar 13, 2022

Noting that the Gospel reveals that Peter, James, and John had fallen asleep prior to Jesus' Transfiguration, Pope Francis urged the faithful during his Angelus reflection Sunday to call on the Holy Spirit to awaken their desire to pray.

Pope Francis waves to the crowd during the Sunday Angelus. Vatican Media

Accept the "Paradox of the Beatitudes": Pope Francis at the Sunday Angelus

Feb 13, 2022

Pope Francis spoke on the paradox of the Beatitudes in his Sunday Angelus address on Feb. 13, saying that the defining characteristic of a disciple of Jesus is joy. 

Pope Francis after praying the Angelus in the Vatican's apostolic palace on March 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. null

Why the Pope Prays the Angelus Publicly on Sundays

Jan 4, 2022

It all started more than 67 years ago.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Jan. 2, 2022. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

God Wants to Live With Us and In Us: Pope Francis at Sunday Angelus

Jan 2, 2022

The pope was speaking at the Sunday Angelus.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Nov. 14, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

"This world will pass away and only love will remain": Pope Francis

Nov 14, 2021

When one is faced with an important difficult decision, Pope Francis’ advice is to imagine standing before Christ at the “threshold of eternity” because that is what ultimately matters.

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 delivers the Angelus address from Gemelli hospital on 11 July 2021./Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA / Pablo Esparza/CNA

Pope Francis Prays the Angelus from His Hospital Balcony

Jul 11, 2021

In his first public appearance since having an intestinal surgery, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus from the balcony of his hospital on Sunday and delivered a message urging access to good healthcare for everyone.

Pope Francis addressing faithful gathered at St. Peter's Square, Vatican on February 28. / Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

Pope Francis Condemns Abduction of Hundreds of Nigerian Schoolgirls, Expresses Solidarity

Mar 1, 2021

Pope Francis has condemned last week’s kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria’s Ecclesiastical Province of Kaduna, describing it as “vile abduction.”

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Aug. 9, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Pleads with Catholics not to Gossip

Sep 6, 2020

Pope Francis implored Catholics Sunday not to gossip about one another’s faults, but instead to follow Jesus’ directive on fraternal correction in the Gospel of Matthew.