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Marriage is not only for the bride and groom, but for whole Church, Pope says

VATICAN – Marriage is a sacrament not only for the bride and groom, but for the entire Catholic Church, because it proclaims that "love is possible," Pope Francis said.
  • May 25, 2018

The Holy Spirit changes hearts, Pope says on Pentecost

VATICAN – Christians should begin each day invoking the Holy Spirit, praying that the Spirit will lead them and the church closer to God and closer to any person in need, Pope Francis said on Pentecost.
  • May 20, 2018

Christ's disciples will be led where they do not want to go, Pope says

VATICAN – Priests are called to love, care for others and prepare for the cross, Pope Francis said.
  • May 18, 2018

A bishop's legacy should be encouragement to follow Christ, Pope says

VATICAN – When a bishop leaves a diocese, he should give an honest assessment of what he has done and where he has fallen short, but mostly he should encourage people to follow the Lord, Pope Francis said.
  • May 15, 2018

The devil is a big loser, but still manages to seduce us, Pope says

VATICAN – The devil is "a loser," but he still tricks people into giving him power, Pope Francis said.
  • May 8, 2018

Bishops must protect their people from danger, Pope says

VATICAN – A true bishop always stays close to his people, protecting them from "wolves" and from losing their way, Pope Francis said.
  • May 4, 2018

Too much curiosity can lead to danger, harm the soul, Pope says

VATICAN – Although a healthy curiosity can lead to new discoveries, too much curiosity can open the door to dangerous things that harm the soul, Pope Francis said.
  • April 30, 2018

Heaven is an encounter with Jesus, not a boring waiting room, Pope says

VATICAN CITY – Heaven is not an eternally dull existence but rather the completion of a journey toward a promised encounter with the Lord, Pope Francis said.
  • April 27, 2018

Without love, service, church is just an 'empty institution', Pope says

VATICAN – The example of selfless love and humble service set forth by Jesus at the Last Supper are the foundation of the Catholic Church's mission in the world, Pope Francis said.
  • April 26, 2018

The church works best when moving forward, but not all new things are good, Pope says

VATICAN – The church is like a bicycle -- it stays upright as long as it keeps moving, Pope Francis said.
  • April 25, 2018