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Full text from Holy Thursday Chrism Mass

Pope Francis on Thursday presided over the Chrism Mass, during which the sacred oils used for the Sacraments and Ordinations were blessed.

  • April 13, 2017

Pope's homily from Palm Sunday

Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass on Palm Sunday in St. Peter's Square. Below is the full text of his prepared remarks.

  • April 10, 2017

Pope's homily: Reflect on the faithfulness of God

God is always faithful to His covenant: He kept faith with Abraham and He is faithful to the salvation promised in His Son. That was the message of Pope Francis during the morning Mass on Thursday at the Casa Santa Marta. The Pope called on those present to pause during the day to reflect on their own life story, in order to discover the beauty of the love of God, even in the midst of difficulties, which afflict everyone in this life.

  • April 6, 2017

Pope's homily: 'The Cross is not a badge of belonging'

Pope Francis on Tuesday told Christians not to wear the crucifix only as a symbol of belonging but to look to Jesus on the Cross as He who died for our salvation.

  • April 4, 2017

Pope's homily: Jesus' mercy fulfils the law

Pope Francis said Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on Monday. Reflecting on the Readings of the Day, the Holy Father focused on the significance of Jesus’ fulfilment of the law: what it means, and how He accomplishes it.

  • April 4, 2017

Pope's homily: Be witnesses of life and hope

Pope Francis on Sunday told the faithful not to remain trapped in the rubble of life, but to rise from the rubble and rebuild their lives with the help of God.

  • April 4, 2017

Pope's homily: ‘God weeps when we go astray from His love’

Beware of following fantasies and false idols, for only God loves us and waits for us like a father. That was Pope Francis’ message at Mass on Thursday morning in the Casa Santa Marta.

  • March 30, 2017

Pope's homily: 'To have faith is to live our lives with joy'

Pope Francis on Tuesday encouraged Christians to get on with things, living life with joy.

  • March 28, 2017

Pope's homily: Encounter with God happens in places not normally suspected

Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in Monza Park for the people of the Archdiocese of Milan, Italy on Saturday during a pastoral visit, reflecting on the annunciation of Jesus as a message of joy at the peripheries of society.

  • March 27, 2017

Pope's homily: We are 'Catholic atheists' if we have hardened hearts

Listen to the Word of God to avoid the risk of a hardened heart. That was Pope Francis’ message in his homily at morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta on Thursday. The Pope pointed out that when we turn away from God and are deaf to His Word, we become unfaithful or even “Catholic atheists.”

  • March 23, 2017