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Pope Francis
Pope Francis delivers his general audience speech on the conversion and discernment of St. Ignatius, who encountered the unexpected and made the best of it.
Pope Francis leads the beatification of Pope John Paul I in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sept. 4, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Let us pray to John Paul I “to obtain for us ‘the smile of the soul,’ a transparent smile that does not deceive.”
A woman kneels before Pope Francis during the weekly general audience at the Vatican.
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“The life of the risen body will be a hundred and a thousand times more alive than we have tasted it on this earth,” Pope Francis said as he concluded his cycle of catecheses on old age.
Pope Francis greeting audience from his wheelchair in the Vatican
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Pope Francis
In the August 17 general audience, Pope Francis speaks about the importance of age in our understanding of God.
Pope Francis greets people as he arrives for his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 10, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters)
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Pope Francis
In the last of a series of audiences centered around the "catechesis of old age," Pope Francis emphasized the importance of finding God's promise for new life in the elderly.
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 3, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Pope Francis
“It was therefore a penitential pilgrimage,” Pope Francis said at today’s general audience. “There were many joyful moments, but the overall meaning and tone was reflection, repentance and reconciliation.”
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Pope Francis
Read the full text of Pope Francis’ homily at Lac Ste. Anne, a pilgrimage site in Alberta, Canada, long known as a place of healing among Indigenous Peoples.
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Pope Francis
“To remember the devastating experiences that took place in the residential schools hurts, angers, causes pain, and yet it is necessary.”
Pope Francis is assisted by Msgr. Leonardo Sapienza, an official of the prefecture of the Papal Household, as he begins his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 22, 2022.
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Pope Francis
In his general audience, Pope Francis emphasized how following Jesus often means accepting that we don’t have total control over our lives, especially as we age.
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Pope Francis
In his general audience, Pope Francis implored Catholics to take care of the elderly as a community of faith.