• Advent a reminder to trust in more than ourselves, Pope says

    Advent a reminder to trust in more than ourselves, Pope says

    • Nov 27, 2016

    Advent is an invitation “to sobriety, to not be dominated by the things of this world, Pope Francis said Nov. 27 in St. Peter’s Square. “If, on the contrary, we are conditioned and overpowered by them, it is not possible to perceive that which is much more important: our final encounter with the Lord.”

  • Pope Francis says corruption as addictive as drugs

    Pope Francis says corruption as addictive as drugs

    • Sep 18, 2016

    “Corruption produces addiction, and it generates poverty, exploitation, suffering. And how many victims there are in the world today!” Pope Francis said on Sunday, returning to an anti-corruption theme that’s been a cornerstone of his social teaching from the beginning.

  • Pope Francis prays for victims and urges dialogue in Gabon

    Pope Francis prays for victims and urges dialogue in Gabon

    • Sep 12, 2016

    Pope Francis during his Sunday Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square prayed for the victims of political violence in the west African nation of Gabon, where critics accuse the government of fraud and intimidation, and he supported the country’s bishops call for dialogue.

  • Pope Francis prays for terror victims in Turkey

    Pope Francis prays for terror victims in Turkey

    • Aug 21, 2016

    After at least 50 people were killed and 94 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a wedding ceremony in Turkey, Pope Francis on Sunday offered his prayers for the victims and asked for peace to be given to all.