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‘Discern well to avoid becoming lukewarm Christians’

Pope Francis on Tuesday warned Christians against the danger of becoming ‘lukewarm’ or losing sight of the Lord. His words came during morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta.

  • November 15, 2016

‘The only values that endure are God and neighbour'

Pope Francis has issued a warning against the “anaesthetized” consciences of those who see the poor and needy as a burden instead of as brothers and sisters to be helped.

  • November 13, 2016

Say no to ideologies and intellectualism in Christian love

Pope Francis warned Christians on Friday against ideologies on love and intellectual theories, saying these strip away the Flesh of the Church and ruin it. He was speaking during his Mass celebrated on Friday morning at the Santa Marta residence.

  • November 11, 2016

Pope warns against a 'show' religion like fleeting fireworks

Pope Francis on Thursday warned Christians against the temptation of a show or entertainment religion that constantly seeks novelty and revelations, comparing it to fireworks that provide us with a fleeting brightness before dying. His comments came during his Mass celebrated on Thursday morning at the Santa Marta residence.

  • November 10, 2016

Be on guard against pursuit of power and wealth

We cannot serve God well if we hunger after power and wealth. That was Pope Francis’ message as he reflected on the daily readings at his Santa Marta Mass on Tuesday morning.

  • November 8, 2016

To prisoners: Never lose hope in God’s mercy

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday for the Jubilee for Prisoners in Saint Peter’s Basilica, during which he reminded prison detainees to never lose hope, or fall into the temptation that they can never be forgiven.

  • November 7, 2016

Jesus who is praying for us is the cornerstone of our life

Pope Francis said the cornerstone of life for Christians is Jesus who is praying for us, pointing out that Jesus always turned to prayer at all the key moments in his life. His remarks came during his Mass celebrated on Friday morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence.

  • October 28, 2016

God still weeps over today's calamities and wars waged for money

Pope Francis said God weeps over the calamities and over the wars waged nowadays to worship ‘the idol of money’ and for the many innocent victims killed by the bombs. He stressed that God weeps because humanity does not understand “the peace that He offers us.” His words came during the Mass celebrated on Thursday morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence.

  • October 27, 2016

God’s Kingdom grows through docility not with organization charts

Pope Francis said God’s Kingdom grows through its members showing docility and warned Christians against concentrating too much on structures and organization charts. He was speaking during his morning Mass on Tuesday celebrated in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence.

  • October 25, 2016

'God calls us to be merciful and good, not rigid'

Pope Francis on Monday warned against excessive rigidity and said God gives us the freedom and the gentleness to be merciful.

  • October 24, 2016