Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Dec. 2. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)
Pope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis told those present about his recent trip to Africa and spoke about the importance of missionary work.
Pope Francis walks through the Holy Door after opening it to begin the Holy Year of Mercy at the start of a Mass with priests, religious, catechists and youths at the cathedral in Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov. 29. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Pope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
During the ceremony, the pope opened the Holy Door of the Cathedral for the beginning of the Jubilee of Mercy.
Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass at Barthelemy Boganda Stadium in Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov. 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Pope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
Pope Francis celebrated Mass at Bangui's Barthélémy Boganda Stadium for thousands of the faithful from the Central African Republic.
People wait for Pope Francis' arrival to celebrate Mass for the martyrs of Uganda near the Catholic shrine at Namugongo in Kampala, Uganda Nov. 28. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Pope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
Pope Francis on Saturday morning celebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the National Sanctuary of the Ugandan Martyrs at Namugongo. The Shrine commemorates the martyrdom of 22 young Catholic converts during an anti-Christian persecution that took place under Mwanga II, the king of Buganda.Belo
Pope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
The church remains faithful if she keeps her eyes fixed on Jesus, but she becomes lukewarm and mediocre if she seeks comfort in worldly things.
Pope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
Pope Francis said that the church must not be obsessed by money or power. Instead her strength and joy should come from the words of Christ.
Pope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
“The whole world is at war,” and the rejection of the “path of peace” means that God himself, that Jesus himself, weeps.
Pope Francis
Spiritual worldliness, Pope Francis said, tempts us towards an inconsistent lifestyle, in which we pretend to be one thing but live in another way.
Pope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
The single thought, humanism that takes the place of Jesus, destroys the Christian identity.
Pope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
Pope Francis warned about the “error” of many people who, he said, are incapable of looking beyond the beauty of earthly things towards the transcendent.