News and words of Pope Francis.
November 30, 2013
Key points of "Evangelii Gaudium"In his first Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis challenges all Catholics to share the message of the Gospel with joy and mercy, and sets priorities for his pontificate.
November 14, 2013
"Families, live the joy of faith"On October 26 in St. Peter's Square, at the vigil for the World Family Day in Rome, Pope Francis spoke to over 100,000 people about the importance of the family in society.
October 14, 2013
Pope Francis entrusts world to our Lady of FatimaOn Sunday October 13, at the end of Mass, Pope Francis entrusted the world to our Lady of Fatima with a special prayer in front of thousands of pilgrims at St. Peter's Square. The statue was brought for a 24-hour stay in Rome from the Fatima shrine.
October 11, 2013
"A Christian cannot be anti-semitic"On Friday October 11, Pope Francis met with leaders of the Jewish community in Rome, and strongly denounced anti-semitism.
October 02, 2013
"Draw others to the Church by the attraction of your witness"On October 1, feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Pope Francis celebrated Mass with the "Council of Cardinals" convoked in Rome, and pointed to the best way to bring many others to the Church.
September 20, 2013
"Every unborn child, unjustly condemned to be aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ"On Friday September 20, Pope Francis spoke strongly against a "throwaway culture" that especially harms the unborn and the elderly.
September 16, 2013
"Only God's mercy heals 'cancer' of sin"In his Angelus address on Sunday, September 15, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of imitating God's mercy and learning to forgive others.
September 08, 2013
Pope Francis: Homily at Vigil for PeaceOn September 7, before 100,000 people in St. Peter's Square in Rome, Pope Francis strongly denounced all forms of violence during a vigil for peace.
September 01, 2013
Day of prayer and fasting for peace"I have decided to proclaim for the whole Church on 7 September next, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world," Pope Francis said last Sunday.
July 09, 2013
Francis in Lampedusa: “Cain, where is your brother?”On July 8, the Pope visited the island of Lampedusa and celebrated Mass for the immigrants being held there. With video and homily from the Mass.
June 10, 2013
Prelate’s Audience with Pope FrancisOn Monday June 10, at 12.30 pm, the Holy Father received in audience the Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría.
May 06, 2013
Pope's First Public RosaryOn May 4, Pope Francis visited the basilica of Saint Mary Major, where he prayed the Rosary and spoke about the importance of Mary in our life as Christians.
April 22, 2013
Pope challenges young peopleAddressing the crowd after the "Regina Coeli" in St. Peter's on Sunday April 22, Pope Francis challenged the young people there to listen to Christ's invitation to follow him closely.
April 04, 2013
Year of Faith ContinuesContinuing the catechesis for the Year of Faith, in his April 3 address Pope Francis stresses the reality of Christ's Resurrection, and speaks about the important role of women in the Church.
April 02, 2013
Homily at Easter Vigil MassThe complete text of Pope Francis' homily at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's: the Risen Jesus "will give you the peace you are looking for and the strength to live as he would have you do."
March 22, 2013
"Fighting poverty, both material and spiritual"Some paragraphs from the Pope's address to the Diplomatic Corps on March 22, in which he mentions two reasons for choosing the name "Francis." With Rome Reports video summary.
March 19, 2013
Homily at Inauguration MassPope Francis invokes the help of Saint Joseph, who just as he watched over Jesus and Mary, watches over and protects Christ's Mystical Body, the Church.
March 15, 2013
Pope Francis' First HomilyPope Francis celebrated the first Mass of his Pontificate in the Sistine Chapel, where he was elected Pontiff. In his homily he urges: "Build up the Church, the Bride of Christ."
December 09, 2013