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Pope Francis holds a candle as he attends the Easter Vigil celebrated by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 16, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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On this night, brothers and sisters, let us allow the women of the Gospel to lead us by the hand, so that, with them, we may glimpse the first rays of the dawn of God’s life rising in the darkness of our world.
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican April 13, 2022.
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Jesus’ peace “is not an armed peace, never!” Pope Francis said in his general audience. “The weapons of the Gospel are prayer, tenderness, forgiveness and freely-given love for one’s neighbor.”
Pope Francis is pictured near palm fronds in the form of a cross as he prepares to greet the crowd at the conclusion of Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on April 10, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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“In the course of this week, let us cling to the certainty that God can forgive every sin. He forgives everyone. He can bridge every distance, and turn all mourning into dancing.”
Pope Francis greets Ukrainian refugees during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican April 6, 2022.
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Commenting on his recent trip to Malta in his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis spoke about migration and evangelization, especially in a time of war.
Pope Francis meets young people from Ukraine during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican March 30, 2022.
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Even though old age can weaken the body, Pope Francis said, it can also sharpen a person’s connection to God.
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on March 23, 2022.
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“Does the transmission of faith—and of the meaning of life—follow this path today, of listening to the elderly?” Pope Francis asked in his general audience.
Pope Francis greets people during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican March 16, 2022.
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The elderly “will be the ones to sound the alarm, the alert: ‘Be aware, this is corruption, it will bring you nothing,’” Pope Francis said during his general audience on March 16.
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“Lord Jesus, born under the bombs of Kyiv, have mercy on us. Lord Jesus, dead in the arms of a mother in Kharkiv, have mercy on us.”
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"Dear brothers and sisters, may our holy father Ignatius help us to preserve discernment, our precious legacy, as an ever timely treasure to be poured out on the Church and on the world."
A boy touches Pope Francis' head during the general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican March 2, 2022.
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“The rhythms of old age are an indispensable resource for grasping the meaning of life marked by time,” Pope Francis said in his general audience, and so spending time with our elders is not just a “waste of time.”