Pope Francis

Amid ‘Barrage’ Of Words Online And Off, Listen To God’s Word, Pope Says

God's word cuts through the sea of chatter spoken aloud and uttered online to touch the hearts of Christians and inspire them to share the Gospel, Pope Francis said.

Catholic Universities Must Be More Than A Business, Pope Says

Respect for the dignity of every person and for his or her values is as much a part of the identity of a Catholic university as faith is, Pope Francis said.

Reporting On The Church Should Not Be ‘Gossip,’ Pope Tells Journalists

A journalist's reporting about the Catholic Church should not aim to polarize people or push certain positions, but to seek and share the truth, Pope Francis said.

Social Media In Flames: Pope Targeted For Not Preaching Fire And Brimstone

Reaction was strong to Pope Francis' statement that he hoped hell would be empty.

Sports Can Unite the World, Celebrate Diversity, Pope Tells Athletes

Sports has the power to unite people, regardless of their differences, and to remind everyone they are part of one human family, Pope Francis said.

Biblical Study Should Have Pastoral Impact, Pope Tells Jerusalem Students

Pope Francis met the group at the Vatican Jan. 15 in a special audience celebrating the 100th anniversary of the institute founded and run by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.

Pope Fields Questions from Rome Clergy, Including About Blessings

The pope spent about three hours Jan. 13 with some 800 priests and deacons at Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran, the diocesan cathedral.

Pope Says He’s Not Thinking of Resigning, Talks About Blessings

While a pope can resign, Pope Francis said it is not something he is thinking about or worrying about now.

Modern War is ‘Crime Against Humanity,’ Pope Says

With massive civilian deaths and the destruction of cities and their infrastructure, modern "war is in itself a crime against humanity," Pope Francis said.

The Sick, and the World, Need ‘Therapy’ of Love, Pope Says in Message

The "first therapy" that must be offered to the sick, and to the world, is a dose of closeness, friendship and love, Pope Francis said in his message for the World Day of the Sick.