“Let us try to try to bring out the good even from the difficult situation that the pandemic imposes upon us”, Francis encourages at the Angelus
At the Angelus: “We will be judged on love… We will be judged on works, on compassion that becomes nearness and kind help”
“Today the Church tells you, she tells us: ‘Use what God has given you and look at the poor'”, Francis insists at Angelus
Francis expresses closeness to people of Central America, hit by a violent hurricane, and issues call to “peace and stability” in Libya and Ethiopia
“At this moment in life… there is so much aggressivity… the first thing that comes out of us is aggression, defensiveness”, Francis laments
“Moral and religious life cannot be reduced to an anxious and forced obedience”, Francis warns in catechesis
“Poverty, decadence and suffering in one part of the earth are a breeding ground for problems that will end up affecting the entire planet”, warns Francis
“We must promote the integration of women in the places in which important decisions are taken”, insists Francis at the Angelus
“The vineyard is the Lord’s, not ours. Authority is a service, and as such should be exercised, for the good of all and for the dissemination of the Gospel”, Francis pleads at the Angelus
“We see the face of Jesus in the faces of the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, strangers and prisoners; Christ calls us to help”, Pope Francis has recalled.
“The Church needs to be like God: always going out; and when the Church does not go out, it becomes sick with… many evils”, Pope Francis warned today at the midday Angelus prayer.
In the Angelus on Sunday, and in the wake of this week’s tragic fires in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis pleaded for “a humane and dignified welcome” for refugees in Europe.
“Chatter is a plague more awful than Covid! Let us make an effort: no gossip”, Pope Francis urged in his catechesis at the Angelus on Sunday.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis called for “constructive dialogue and respect for international law” to resolve the conflict in the eastern Mediterranean. Though the pontiff did not mention Greece and Turkey explicitly, those countries have been clashing over gas and oil deposits in the region that both nations claim lie in their waters.
At the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis warned that “the Lord will hold us to account for all of the migrants who have fallen on their journey of Hope”, as “victims of the throwaway culture”.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis sounded the alarm on the coronavirus economic crisis, imploring that summer holidays in the northern hemisphere “should not allow us to forget the problems there are due to Covid: many families do not have work, have lost work, and have nothing to eat”.
At the Angelus today on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Francis recalled that “God looks on the…
During his Angelus address at midday today, Pope Francis pleaded for a world “completely free of nuclear weapons” and a commitment to make Lebanon – still reeling after last Tuesday’s blast in the port in Beirut – “free and strong”.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis called for “solidarity and creativity” to solve post-COVID poverty and unemployment, as he pleaded for the “converging commitment of all political and economic leaders” in tackling the social consequences of the pandemic, since “families and society cannot continue without work”.
At the Angelus today on the memorial of Jesus’ “grandparents”, Saints Joachim and Anne, Pope Francis urged young people to perform gestures of tenderness towards the elderly, “especially the loneliest”, with the “inventiveness of love”.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis repeated his plea for a “global and immediate” ceasefire, at the same time that he expressed his particular concern over the skirmishes in the Caucasus region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in which at least 16 people have been killed in clashes over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis said he was “very saddened” by the decision of Turkish authorities Friday to convert into a mosque again the Istanbul icon of Hagia Sophia.
In his greeting today after the Angelus prayer, Pope Francis praised as “commendable” a UN Security Council resolution adopted this week calling for a “global and immediate” ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic, and urged the international community to “effectively and promptly” implement that cessation of hostilities “for the good of the many people who are suffering”.
In his Angelus today after his Mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis denounced the “solitude of the elderly”, treated as “discarded material”, as a “tragedy of our times”, and urged that the life of children and grandchildren be given “as a gift” to older people.
In the Angelus today, Pope Francis asked the European Union and the United Nations for solutions to the “serious socio-political and economic crises” afflicting Syria and neighbouring countries, urging leaders to “think of the fact that there are small children who are hungry, who do not have anything to eat”, and to hasten to make peace.
In the Angelus today, Pope Francis pressed for a renewed commitment on the part of the world to refugees and the environment post-COVID-19, as he recalled too the “painful reality” of persecuted Christians today, whom he lamented are more numerous even than the martyrs of the early Church.
In his homily today at Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis pleaded for “urgent” help for “those who hunger for food and for dignity, those without work and those who struggle to carry on”.
Pope Francis warned the world today in the Angelus “do not celebrate victory too soon” over COVID-19, as he denounced that in Brazil on Friday “one person died every minute” from the illness.
After reciting the Regina Caeli in the library of the Apostolic Palace on the Monday after Easter, Pope Francis continued reflecting on how women are contributing during the coronavirus crisis.