The worst enemies in a young person’s life aren’t the problems they may face, Pope Francis said. The biggest dangers are being unwilling to find a way to adapt, mediocrity by settling for the status quo, and fear, he said at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
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God shows his love, not with great speeches, but with simple, tender acts of charity, Pope Francis said. “When Jesus wants to teach us how a Christian should be, he tells us very little,”...
Peace is a gift that can easily be destroyed through petty gossip and speaking ill of others, Pope Francis said. People who receive and give the sign of peace “should be men and women of peace” and not ruin “the peace made by the Holy Spirit with your tongue,”
“A church with wounds doesn’t place itself at the centre, it doesn’t think itself perfect, it doesn’t look to cover up and conceal its evil, but instead places them before the only one who...
Pope Francis asked Catholics to recognise and be thankful for the undeserved gift of the Holy Spirit they received with the sacrament of confirmation.
Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinals during a late afternoon consistory June 28, not June 29 as he had announced originally. The date change was included in the schedule of papal liturgies through...
While the call to live like a Christian is “the same as saying to live ‘like a saint,'” it does not mean “having a face like on a prayer card,” the pope said in his homily during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae.
Meeting with priests and lay leaders of the diocese of Rome, the pope said he realised the negative social implications of technology a few days earlier when he was greeting teens participating in a programme of the international network of Scholas Occurrentes.
Everyone who has received the sacrament of confirmation has received the gift of the Holy Spirit, who guides them and gives them the strength to follow God’s will, Pope Francis said.
The church must “remain female” and “have this attitude of a wife and mother” who nurtures her children, the pope said in his homily during a morning Mass commemorating the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.
Celebrating Mass in St Peter’s Basilica, the pope said the Bible, especially the Acts of the Apostles, makes it clear that the Holy Spirit brings a real power to change to individuals and the church.
Pope Francis, the subject of a new documentary by German filmmaker Wim Wenders, is “the most fearless man I ever met,” the director said in a segment of the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes”.