Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Pope Francis on Middle East: War should never be considered normal

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War is madness, Pope Francis told bishops gathered in the Italian city of Bari Sunday in a speech that warned against populist sentiments and condemned countries that sell weapons that fund wars in the Middle East.

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

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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.

God gives commandments to free people from sin, Pope says

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Jesus wants his followers to move from a formal observance of God's commands to an interior acceptance of them and, in that way, to no longer be slaves to sin and selfishness, Pope Francis said.

‘No different from the rest of us’- Priests and mental health care

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After the suicide of a Missouri priest last month, psychologists talked with CNA about the issues priests can face when they need help with caring for their mental health.

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

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

Pope Francis on St John Paul II: ‘I learned from him’

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In a newly published book, Pope Francis answers questions about himself and St John Paul II, saying he learned the importance of joy and mercy from his predecessor, and they are in “total harmony” on the subject of priestly ministry.