• Pope Francis: Death penalty is inadmissible

    • May 11, 2017

    “Today, we say that the death penalty is inadmissible,” Pope Francis said during his morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae where he lives. Slavery “is a mortal sin; today we say this. Back then, some would say that this could be done because these people did not have a soul!”

  • God’s tenderness can soften the hardest hearts, pope says

    God’s tenderness can soften the hardest hearts, pope says

    • May 3, 2017

    A person with a pagan heart does “not know that the Word became flesh, that the Word is a witness to obedience,” Pope Francis said during his morning Mass. “They do not know that God’s tenderness is able to take out a heart of stone and put in its place a heart of flesh.”

  • Corruption stifles the fresh air of mercy, pope says

    Corruption stifles the fresh air of mercy, pope says

    • Apr 3, 2017

    The scribes and Pharisees “had corrupted their minds making many laws without leaving space for mercy. Jesus is the fullness of the law and Jesus judges with mercy,” Pope Francis said in his homily April 3 during morning Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae.