Pope Francis spoke about apostolic zeal and the example of Korean martyr St. Andrew Kim Taegon at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 24, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: St. Andrew Kim Taegon Teaches us "we must not give up"

May 24, 2023

St. Andrew Kim Taegon and the other Korean martyrs teach us to have courage when sharing the Gospel, even in the face of difficult situations, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.

Pope Francis at his general audience on May 17, 2023 (left) and a painting of St. Francis Xavier in the Church of the Gesù in Rome (right). | Daniel Ibanez/Creative Commons

Pope Francis: Share the Gospel with Zeal Like St. Francis Xavier

May 17, 2023

In a world in which there are “so many people who need Jesus,” St. Francis Xavier is an exemplary model of how to live and share the Gospel with zeal, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Pope Francis at his general audience in St Peter’s Square on April 26, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Monks and Nuns are "the beating heart" of Evangelization

Apr 26, 2023

It is no accident that the patron saint of foreign missionaries is a cloistered nun, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Pope Francis at his Wednesday general audience on April 12, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Tells "keyboard warriors" to Put Aside Online Polemics to Proclaim the Gospel

Apr 12, 2023

Pope Francis has told “keyboard warriors” to put aside online polemics and get out from behind their desks to proclaim the Gospel.

Pope Francis' General Audience in St. Peter's Square on March 29, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: "The true Christian is one who receives Jesus within"

Mar 29, 2023

Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke against a comfortable Christianity that keeps Jesus at arm’s length rather than inviting him into the heart to change it.

Bishop Jacques Assanvo Ahiwa, Auxiliary Bishop of Ivory Coast's Bouaké Archdiocese. / Archdiocese of Bouaké .

New Ivorian Bishop Asked to Prioritize Zeal, Responsibility in His Episcopate

Oct 5, 2020

The representative of the Holy Father in Ivory Coast has, on the occasion of the Episcopal Ordination of the Auxiliary Bishop of the country’s Bouaké Archdiocese, called on the new Bishop to practice his Episcopate “with zeal and responsibility.”