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Read what Pope Francis has said recently at NEWS.VA

List of all Pope Francis' Daily Homilies
Another list of homilies for 2013 and 2014

See an Archive of all Pope Francis' messages

Joy of the GospelPope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation,
Evangelii Gaudium
"The Joy of the Gospel"

Read a Vatican summary of
the exhortation.

Order the Book form of
"The Joy of the Gospel"

Pope Francis' World Day of Peace message:
"Fraternity: the Foundation and Pathway to Peace"

Vigil of Prayer for Peace:
It is possible to walk the path of peace.

Pope Francis' message to Religious Orders:
"Wake up the World"

World Day of Prayer for Vocations
"Vocations: Witness to the Truth

Homily at Lampedusa
on the Globalization of Indifference

2013 World Youth Day Talks/Homilies

Pope Francis asking families to pray for two upcoming meetings on the challenges facing families.

Pope Francis speaking on Marriage|

Christian Identity: Being sent with joy

Pope Francis:
"The Eucharist leads us to help those most in need."

Pope Francis reflects on the revolutionary power of the Beatitudes, as he prepares youth for the journey to the next World Youth Day

Pope Francis' message on the
Sacrament of the Anoiting of the Sick

Holy Father: Accompany, don't condemm those whose marriage has failed.

Images from the Canonization of
St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II

Pope Francis' Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday and the Canonization.

Pope Francis on
Not being afraid to be Joyful

Pope's Message for
World Mission Day

How ought we to love oneanother,
according to Jesus?

The Holy Father's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Let not your heart be troubled

Get to Know Jesus

Opening our hearts to the Holy Spirit and the dangers of a hardened heart

The Holy Spirit makes the unthinkable possible and keeps the Church going forward

Bother your Pastors

Christians must keep away from vanity, ambition and greed

The Measure of a Christian Community

The various talks Pope Francis gave while in Korea - wonderful messages to the Bishops, the youth and the laity. All the talks are here.

Pope Francis calls for protection of unaccompanied child migrants

Vatican issues Working Document
for the Synod on the Family. News story

The text of the Synod Working Document
PDF version of the document.

The text of the Introduction, explaining how it came to be.


The Latest

World Youth Day - Pope Francis in Poland

Francis' Homily for Closing Mass - Encouraging us all to not be afraid |
Video of WYD Vigil Service - Misericoria Campus | Francis' Powerful Talk |
Francis' Homily at Mass with Priests and Religious at St. John Paul II Shrine |
Video of Powerful Way of the Cross in Krakow | Francis' wonderful homily
Video of Francis' Visit to Hospital for Seriously Ill Children | Text of Words
Video of Opening Ceremony of World Youth Day with Pope Francis | Text of Homily
Francis to Civil Authorities
| Q & A with young people | Homily in Częstochowa |

World Youth Day in Poland - July 27-31:
Texts of all Pope Francis' talks and homilies are here.

Pope Francis Jubilee of Mercy message:
"Real Conversion Leads to Care for Those in Need."

Pope Francis' Jubilee of Mercy Retreat for Priests
From Estrangement to Celebration
The Vessel of Mercy
The Good Odour of Christ and The Light of His Mercy

"Amoris Laetitia" -
"The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family."
Read the complete text.
Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, following the Synod on the Family. See our site for information on the Press Conference and commentary, including a Vatican summary.

Pope Francis' Visit to Africa

See our site for Pope Francis' Visit to the U.S.

Read the Encyclical
On the Care of our Common Home
and commentary to help understand it

Pope Francis' announces Jubilee Year of Mercy | Full text of the document,
"The Face of Mercy" | PDF

Pope Francis talks about praying a Gospel scene with our imaginations

Pope Francis: Women: First and Foremost in Transmitting Faith

Pope Francis' Lenten Message warns about Indifference

Pope Francis: God always forgives everything

Pope on World Communicaitons,
urging families to grow in communication

Pope Francis's talks and homiles on his journey to Sri Lanka and the Philippines

Vatican acknowleges Romero as a Martyr

Pope Francis' Greetings for Vatican Officials and an examination of conscience for us all

Document and Discussion Questions
to prepare for next year's Synod on the Family

Pope Francis' Message to the world leaders meeting for the G-20 Summit
"Responsibility for the poor and marginalized must be an essential element of any political decision"

Love and Justice are more important than attachment to the law. Pope Francis talks about closed minded people "who are so attached to the laws, to the letter of the law that they were always closing the doorway to hope, love and salvation."

Dismantling unjust social structures and protecting creation. Pope Francis' address to World Meeting of Popular Movements.

No to Death Penalty and Inhumane treatment of prisoners - Pope Francis to International Association of Criminal Attorneys

Pope Francis' powerful final talk to the Synod - followed by a 4 minute standing ovation.

Homily of Pope Francis at Beatification - Final Mass of the Synod.

Pope Francis' Homily at Opening Mass of the Synod

Pope Francis' Homily at the Vigil the night before the Synod began.

Homily of Pope Francis: Law must lead us to Jesus

Pope Francis to the Jesuits - Celebrating the Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus

Message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees - January 18th

Pope Francis' talks on this visit to Albania.

The sinful woman and the Pharasee: "The privileged place to encounter  Jesus Christ is in our sins."

Pope Francis' Homily marriage on the Sunday Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Pope Francis on War.
Powerful message on the madness of war.

Pope Francis on how
the Church teaches us the works of Mercy.

"So go on and do some good!"
"To change the world for the better we must do good to those who are unable to reciprocate, as the Father did with us, in giving us Jesus."

Other Resources

A Parish Retreat on
"The Spirituality of Pope Francis"

Pope Francis' new document on Women's Contemplative Life:
"Seeking the Face of God."

The text of an interview with Pope Francis in La Nación on Dec. 7, 2014.

The New Yorker Magazine Profile of Pope Francis by James Carroll

TIME Magazine article naming
Pope Francis their Person of the Year:
"The People's Pope"

TIME Magazine on their reasons for
naming Pope Francis Person of the Year

AMERICA Magazine Interview:
"A Big Heart Open to God"

LA STAMPA Interview:
"Never Be Afraid of Tenderness"

Cardinal Mahoney Video:
"Pope Francis is the Quintessential Ignatian Jesuit." Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s excellent reflection on Pope Francis and his first year as Pope.

Great interview with youth:
We are all brothers and sisters

The new online book
the Vatican issued to commemorate Pope Francis' First Anniversary:
photos, quotes, links to full texts.
A treasure.

Second Anniversary Online Booklet
Clicking on each quote takes us to the original talk.

Pope Francis

Holy Father's Lenten/Easter messages:

Pope Francis on not judging others

To Receive Pardon, We Must Give it.

Francis: Humility is God's Style
Francis: Devotion can't cover up injustice and dishonesty and lack of charity

Easter Week:
"Why do you seek the living among the dead?

Pope Francis
at the Easter Vigil

Pope Francis'
Easter Message to the World

Good Friday Homily:
Papal Household Preacher

Pope Francis at Stations of the Cross

Holy Thursday:
Chrism Mass Reflecton on Priesthood

Homily for Mass of the Lord's Supper

Homily - Fifth Sunday of Lent:
No limit to Divine Mercy

When we separate ourselves from God, our God waits for us with a "loving longing."

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