Messages from Pope Francis
 
 

Pope Francis: Jesus’ meekness and humility is a result of living in full transparency to the love of the Father

(Vatican News) Pope Francis addressed a scattering of well-distanced faithful in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday with a reflection on the Gospel reading of the day (Mt 11:25-30), which he explained, is divided into three parts. [...]

Pope Francis: The most important thing in life is to make life a gift

(Vatican Radio) During his Angelus on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis reflected on the life of Saint Peter, contrasting his deliverance from prison by an angel in Monday’s First Reading (Acts 12: 1 – 11), with his later imprisonment in Rome and martyrdom. [...]

Pope Francis: David teaches us to bring everything into dialogue with God

(CNA) King David is an example of being consistent in prayer no matter what life throws at you or what good or bad you do, Pope Francis said during his general audience Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: Even if we experience the shortcomings of people, in prayer we should not condemn or reject them

(Vatican News) Pope Francis began his General Audience on Wednesday by noting that “God never liked to have anything to do with those who prayed the 'easy' way”. He used Moses as an example, explaining that from the very first day of his vocation he was not a “weak” dialogue partner. [...]

Pope Francis: God will surprise us when we do not expect it, when we find ourselves truly alone

(CNA) In our darkest moments God awaits us and is ready to transform us, Pope Francis said at his general audience Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: Learn from Abraham, be always willing to accept the word of God and put it into practice

(CNA) Pope Francis pointed to an experience of 17th-century mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal as an important testimony of how one can sense the living presence of God in personal prayer. [...]

Pope Francis: Prayer is a refuge and protection against the evil of the world

(CNA) Prayer is a refuge and protection against the evil of the world, Pope Francis said in his general audience address Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: Those who pray know that hope is stronger than discouragement

(CNA) Prayer opens the door of hope, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

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. [...]