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By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Sep 27, 2020 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that the Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness. “There is no path to holiness without some renunciation and without spiritual combat,” Pope Francis said in

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Sep 20, 2020 / 06:35 am MT (CNA).- God’s grace is not something we deserve, but he gives it to us anyway, Pope Francis said Sunday during his weekly Angelus address. God’s “action is more than just, in the sense that it goes beyond justice

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Sep 6, 2020 / 05:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis implored Catholics Sunday not to gossip about one another’s faults, but instead to follow Jesus’ directive on fraternal correction in the Gospel of Matthew. “When we see a mistake, a defect, a slip of a

Vatican City, Aug 2, 2020 / 04:35 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis deplored a firebomb attack on a cathedral in Nicaragua Sunday. Speaking after his Angelus address Aug. 2, he condemned the incident in which an unidentified man threw a firebomb into a chapel of Managua’s Cathedral of the Immaculate

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jun 21, 2020 / 06:41 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged Christians to fear sin, not the hostility, violence, or persecution they may face when sharing the Gospel with the world. “Jesus advises these disciples of yesterday and today who suffer persecution: ‘do

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address Jan. 1, 2020. Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jun 7, 2020 / 05:16 am MT (CNA).- The Holy Trinity is saving love in a world filled with corruption, evil, and the sinfulness of men and women, Pope Francis said Sunday. In his weekly address before the Angelus prayer June 7, the pope said

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address Jan. 1, 2020. Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA
By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 1, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis apologized Wednesday for losing his patience with a woman who grabbed his arm in St. Peter’s Square on New Year’s Eve. “Many times we lose our patience; me too. I apologize for yesterday’s bad example,” Pope

Pope Benedict XVI leads his last Angelus as pope at Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI delivered his final Sunday Angelus address before a packed St. Peter’s Square. The pilgrims in attendance interrupted his address with applause more than once and he closed by stressing that his resignation is not an abandoning of the Church. After reflecting on the Gospel of Luke’s account

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Calling this an unusual time for him and for the church — but not specifically mentioning his resignation — Pope Benedict XVI thanked people for their affection and asked them to continue their prayers. A roar of applause rose up