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Pope at Audience: Meekness unites us, anger drives us apart

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on Jesus’ invitation to meekness in the third Beatitude, and urges Christians to be people of mercy and hope.

With family or community, ‘thank you’ and ‘sorry’ are key words, Pope says

Everyone, including the Pope, has someone they should thank God for and someone they should apologise to, Pope Francis said.

Pope at Audience: Sorrow is rooted in love for God

Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience in the Paul VI hall, reflects on the second Beatitude: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”, and he explains that there are two types of sorrow.

Pope’s message for World Day of the Sick

“Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened” is the theme of the World Day of the Sick, which is observed on 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. In caring for the sick, Pope Francis is encouraging in healthcare workers the human warmth and personalised approach of Christ, the Good Samaritan.

Pope at Mass: there is no humility without humiliation

Commenting on the day’s Gospel, Pope Francis exhorts Christians to follow the path of humiliation as indicated by Jesus and John. He also urges pastors not to give in to worldliness, to the “temptation to climb”.

Pope urges healthy use of technology to prevent human trafficking

Following the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, Pope Francis says people must be educated about the healthy use of technology, with studies showing that criminal organisations increasingly use the internet to lure victims.