Messages from Pope Francis
 
 

Pope Francis: True freedom is fully expressed in love

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, emphasising that Christian freedom is expressed in serving others. [...]

Pope Francis: Christian freedom “does not enter into conflict with cultures or with the traditions we have received,”

Pope Francis says that, freed by grace and love, Christianity is able to welcome every people and culture, and in turn opens peoples and cultures to greater freedom. [...]

Pope Francis: Freedom is a gift given to us in baptism

In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis continues his reflection on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, exploring the concept Christian freedom and how Christ, the Truth, achieved it in His supreme act of love on the Cross. [...]

Pope Francis: The justification wrought by God, therefore, allows us to recuperate the innocence lost through sin

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis tackles the question of justification as he resumes his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. [...]

Pope Francis: To feel the peace and the joy that the Lord gives us

At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on last week’s Apostolic Journey to Budapest and Slovakia, calling it a pilgrimage to the roots of prayer and hope. [...]

Pope Francis: Mary’s faith as a journey, a prophecy and as compassion

Celebrating his final Mass on Slovak soil near the National Marian Shrine of Šaštín on Wednesday, Pope Francis invites Slovaks to imitate Mary in her journey, her prophecy and her compassion. [...]

Pope Francis: Equality in Christ, which overcomes the social differences between the two sexes

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis highlights the equality of all Christians in Christ, noting that anyone who accepts Christ in faith has “put on” Christ and His filial dignity through baptism. [...]

Pope Francis: We must continually keep to this “precious treasure, to the beauty of the newness of Christ,”

At the General Audience Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the apostle Paul's Letter to the Galatians when he warns them about straying from their new faith in Christ. He says we too are invited to reflect on how we live our faith and to ensure that our love of Christ, crucified and risen again, remains at the centre of our daily lives. [...]

Pope Francis: people who pretend, flatter, and deceive because they live with a mask over their faces and do not have the courage to face the truth

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis warns about a type of “formalism” which can lead to hypocrisy, and in turn threatens the unity of the Church. [...]

Pope Francis: The law as teacher and guardian

In his catechesis at the General Audience, Pope Francis says we should ask ourselves if we are still living “under the Law” or if we understand that, having become children of God, we are called to live in love. [...]

Pope Francis: Brings it to fulfillment according to the commandment of love

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Letter to the Galatians at the Wednesday General Audience, saying St. Paul urges Christians to look beyond the Mosaic Law to its fulfillment in Christ. [...]

Pope Francis: This Gospel is the fulfilment of the promises and the salvation offered to all men

Pope Francis continued his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians at the General Audience, which resumed on Wednesday following the summer break. [...]

Pope Francis: The tragedy of what happens when sharing does not happen

At the Sunday Angelus Pope Francis explains the “logic of smallness and giving” and how the Lord calls each one of us to give generously to help our brothers and sisters. Giving and sharing “increases love and allows God to perform wonders”. [...]

Pope Francis: Where we are very busy, thinking everything “depends on us”, but we risk overlooking Jesus

Addressing the faithful in Saint Peter's Square for the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis says we need an "ecology of the heart" developed through "rest, contemplation and compassion". And the summer is a good time to do this. [...]

Pope Francis: We all will need this “anointing” some time in our lives

From the balcony of his tenth-floor hospital window, Pope Francis greets crowds gathered below for the Sunday Angelus, broadcast live around the world. He thanks them for their closeness and offers his prayers for those suffering and needing care. [...]

Pope Francis: Allowing ourselves to be amazed

Pope Francis calls on us to keep our eyes and hearts free of prejudice and closed mindedness that comes from habit. Be open to being amazed at God’s surprises, he says, and God’s “humble and hidden presence in daily life”. [...]

Pope Francis: Our hearts and minds that encounter with grace

At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the Letter of St. Paul to the Galatians, and says God’s grace turned sinful Saul into the Apostle to the Gentiles. [...]

Pope Francis: The path of evangelization does not always depend on our will and plans

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis starts a new cycle of catechesis on themes from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians, highlighting the problems faced by the Christian communities in Galatia. [...]

Pope Francis: Jesus prayed for each of us

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis concludes a long series of catechetical lessons on “prayer,” focusing on the priestly prayer of Jesus. [...]

Pope Francis: If God is Father, why does He not listen to us?

Pope Francis continues his cycle of catechesis dedicated to Christian prayer during his Wednesday General Audience, reflecting on how at times it would seem that prayers are not responded to, but that no matter how long it takes, they are always heard. [...]

Pope Francis: God Himself allows us to experience this spiritual dryness

In his catechesis at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis says we must always persevere in order to overcome the difficulties we face in prayer. [...]

Pope Francis: I thought I was alone but I was not

Pope Francis continues his cycle of catechesis dedicated to Christian prayer during the weekly General Audience reflecting on how prayer is sometimes hard and on how many great Christian figures struggled to overcome discouragement and crisis in times of trial. [...]

Contemplative prayer ‘a guide along path of love’

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis focuses his catechesis on contemplative prayer, and says contemplation helps guide us in following Jesus along the path of love. [...]

Pope Francis: Every moment of Jesus’ earthly life, through the grace of prayer, can become contemporary with us

(Vatican News) Continuing his catechesis on Christian prayer during the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis explains the importance of meditation, highlighting that it is a means of prayer that helps us encounter Jesus and find ourselves. [...]