Messages from Pope Francis
 
 

Pope Francis: There is no room for individualism in dialogue with God

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that one’s prayer should always be a dialogue with God with charitable consideration for others’ needs. [...]

Pope Francis: The dialogue between Christianity and Islam is a decisive factor for peace in today’s world

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that his recent trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was a step forward in Catholic-Muslim dialogue and promoting peace among religions. [...]

Pope Francis: Way of the Cross is the school of Christian life

(CNA/EWTN News) Everyone should pray the Stations of the Cross, Pope Francis said Wednesday, revealing that he always has with him a pocket-size book of “Via Crucis” meditations to pray with when he has a spare moment. [...]

Pope Francis: To serve the Lord means to listen and practice His word

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis launched an app Sunday called “Click to Pray,” which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones. [...]

Pope Francis: To pray well, we must get to have a child’s heart

(CNA/EWTN News).- God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the unconditional love of God is not limited by our own sense of guilt or unworthiness. [...]

Pope Francis: Prayer always transforms reality

(CNA/EWTN News) Persevere in prayer, remembering that God the Father is waiting to answer his children – even if the result is to change the person, not the circumstance, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: Turn to God in prayer, as a child turns to his or her father

(CNA/EWTN News) When praying, remember the words of Jesus when he taught the ‘Our Father,’ Pope Francis said Wednesday, meeting God as his beloved child and speaking from the heart. [...]

Pope Francis: Realize anew that we are brothers and sisters

(CNA/EWTN News) On Christmas, Pope Francis prayed for peace and renewed brotherhood in Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other parts of the world experiencing conflict. [...]

Pope Francis: Don’t put ourselves at the center of Christmas

(CNA/EWTN News) Make space for wonder and surprise this Christmas, Pope Francis urged Wednesday, explaining that the first Christmas had many surprises – including that God came into the world as a tiny baby. [...]

Pope Francis: Our Father is a short but bold prayer”full of “filial trust

(CNA) Pope Francis gave an Advent reminder Wednesday that faith should not be just a “decorative” addition to daily life by pointing to how the ‘Our Father’ prayer embodies the essence of life itself. [...]

Pope Francis: Begin our prayer with humility

(CNA/EWTN News) Learning to pray well is a continual process, but should always start from a place of humility, as Jesus demonstrated in the Gospels, Pope Francis said Wednesday. “Even if we have been praying for so many years, we must always learn!” the pope said December 5. “The prayer of man, this yearning that is born so naturally from his soul, [...]

Pope Francis: The Decalogue is Christ’s “x-ray” which lets his face appear

(CNA/EWTN News) By reflecting on the Ten Commandments, Christians can examine their hearts to see where disordered attachments and desires have made them in need of Christ’s healing, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: People need the mercy of God and the healing of the Holy Spirit to root out the sin in their lives

(CNA/EWTN News) People need the mercy of God and the healing of the Holy Spirit to root out the sin in their lives – they cannot do it on their own, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: Where there is a lie there is no love, there can be no love

(CNA/EWTN News) Christians are called to not only refrain from telling falsehoods, but to conduct their entire lives – both words and actions – as a witness to the Truth that is Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: I am rich, not only in what I possess, but also in generosity

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis spoke of the need for creative entrepreneurship in the face of “scandalous poverty” Wednesday, stressing the importance of generosity with one’s possessions. [...]

Pope Francis: A call to love manifests itself in fidelity

(CNA/EWTN News) Faithful married love, in which a husband loves his wife like Christ loves the Church, is “revolutionary,” Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: One cannot love only as long as “it is convenient”

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that engaged couples require “careful preparation” for the lifelong fidelity that marriage requires. [...]

Pope Francis: To insult or hate someone is a way of killing the dignity of a person

(CNA/EWTN News) A person may not have killed someone, but if they are angry or have hate toward another person, it is like they have killed him or her in their heart, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: To take a human life in order to solve a problem is like hiring a hitman

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that abortion “suppresses innocent and helpless life in its blossoming.” [...]

Pope Francis calls for a youth synod ‘anointed by hope’

Pope Francis began the Synod on young people Oct. 3 with a homily calling for the Holy Spirit to renew hope and dynamism in the Church. [...]

Pope Francis urges reconciliation in message to Church in China

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis sent a message Wednesday to encourage Chinese Catholics to work toward reconciliation and communion with one another following a deal between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops. [...]

Pope Francis: Honoring one’s parents leads to a long, happy life

(CNA/EWTN News) There are many saints who demonstrate that even if one comes from a difficult childhood, or does not have good parents, hope can still be found in Christ and the mission received from him, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: True slaves are those who are unable to love

(CNA/EWTN News) Attachment to sin and vice is a form of interior slavery which inhibits the ability to love, but true freedom is always found in God’s mercy, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: The Lord’s Day is a time to look at reality and to reflect

(CNA/EWTN News) The commandment to rest on Sundays is an invitation to be centered on Christ and to give praise and thanksgiving for the gift of life, not to waste the day in distraction, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: God’s dream is unity

(CNA/EWTN News) Divorce and separation may be common, but the model families should strive after is unity, and people should not forget those husbands and wives who, even amid difficulties, continue to be faithful, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]