Messages from Pope Francis
 
 

Pope Francis: God knocks on the heart with tenderness and with a lot of love

(CNA) Jesus has transformed the human experience of prayer, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: Prayer is the breath of faith because man is a beggar before God

(Vatican News) Taking inspiration from the Gospel episode of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar from Jericho who is able to see again after making a profession of faith in Jesus, Pope Francis invited Christians to reach out to God with prayer and to persevere in their journey of faith. [...]

Pope Francis: The beatitudes reveal the path from selfishness to holiness

(CNA) The eight beatitudes proclaimed by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount reveal the path from selfishness to holiness, Pope Francis said at his general audience Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: The earth is not just our home but also God’s home

(CNA) Commenting on the celebration of Earth Day during his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis urged people to show solidarity with the weak and vulnerable and to protect humanity’s common home. [...]

Pope Francis: Restlessness can be an important moment of growth in life

(CNA) Peace is often misunderstood today as a subjective psychological idea, Pope Francis said Wednesday, stressing that true peace is found in Christ’s sacrificial love. [...]

Pope Francis: To free ourselves from prejudices about God, let us look at the Crucified One

(CNA) Meditating on Christ's Passion can help us as we struggle with questions about God and suffering during the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis said at his general audience Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: The purified heart is thus the result of a process that implies liberation and renunciation

(CNA) It is the Holy Spirit who leads us away from our sins and towards purity of heart, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Church’s pro-life message is more relevant than ever as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

Pope Francis: Forgive and you will be forgiven

(CNA) Showing and receiving God’s mercy are central aspects of Christian life – and everyone is in debt to God for the mercy he has already been shown, Pope Francis said during his general audience address Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: Even the most corrupt and far from good person, there is always the thirst for truth and good

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday Catholics must spread the Gospel to a world which hungers and thirsts for the justice of Jesus Christ. [...]

Pope Francis: Follow Christ’s example when dealing with the temptation to sin

(CNA) Pope Francis said Sunday to follow Christ’s example when dealing with the temptation to sin: send the devil away or answer with the Word of God, but never engage in debate. [...]

Pope Francis: We can receive God’s forgiveness in confession, there the fire of God’s love consumes the ashes of our sin

(CNA) On Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis called on Catholics to go to Confession during Lent to experience God’s healing love. [...]

Pope Francis: The meek person is not accommodating, but is a disciple of Christ who has learned to defend another land well

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that a meek Christian is not weak, but defends his faith and controls his temper. [...]

Pope Francis: Mourning opens up to a relationship with the Lord and with one's neighbour

(CNA) During his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis discussed the second beatitude, Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted, emphasizing the value of compunction. [...]

Pope Francis: Jesus Christ tells us: being poor is an opportunity for grace

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that a focus on achieving fame or having a perfect image in the eyes of the world denies God’s call to poverty of spirit and is a tiring and lonely endeavor. [...]

Pope Francis: The beatitudes always bring joy, they are the way to joy

(CNA) The beatitudes should be a defining feature of a Christian’s identity because they reveal the way that Jesus lived his life, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: Divisions among Christians prevent us from being fully the sign of God's love

(CNA) Welcoming other Christians and showing hospitality to strangers, especially migrants, is an opportunity for unity and for sharing Christ’s love, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit revives in each of us the call to be courageous and joyful evangelizers

(CNA) While often persecuted and misunderstood, the Church never tires of announcing the love of God made present in Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: Christ can bring good out of any circumstance – even an apparent failure

(CNA) Love for God is always fruitful, Pope Francis said Wednesday, stressing that Christ can bring good out of any circumstance -- even an apparent failure. [...]

Pope Francis: God chooses us precisely because we are and we feel small

(CNA) It is an act of love to spend time with others, to listen to them and their needs, and to try to see them as Christ sees them, Pope Francis said on New Year’s Eve. [...]

Pope Francis: May Emmanuel bring light to all the suffering members of our human family

(CNA) On Christmas, Pope Francis prayed for Christ to bring light to the instability in Iraq, Lebanon, Venezuela, Yemen, Ukraine, Burkina Faso, and other parts of the world experiencing conflict. [...]

Pope Francis: Speak to the Lord in the nativity scene, telling him about your cares and concerns

(CNA) Pope Francis Wednesday called Christmas nativity scenes a “domestic Gospel,” which helps to make the Holy Family present in one’s home. [...]

Pope Francis: Martyrdom is the air of the life of a Christian

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that persecution has always been a part of the Church’s life, and that the witness of martyrdom is a blessing for all Christians. [...]

Pope Francis: Pray and entrust yourself to the Lord

(CNA) Bishops and priests have a duty to guard and protect the Catholics entrusted to their care; and they need the faithful’s prayers for this task, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]