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August 26, 2021
Vatican City, Aug 25, 2021 / 03:55 am Pope Francis said on Wednesday that hypocrisy within the Church is “particularly detestable.” Speaking at the general audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall on Aug. 25, the pope underlined that hypocritical behavior damaged Church unity. “Hypocrisy in the Church is particularly detestable, and unfortunately there is
April 21, 2021
"[W]e must not despise vocal prayer," Pope Francis said at the General Audience on Wednesday. "Please! Do not succumb to the pride of despising vocal prayer."
March 17, 2021
“Once again and with great sadness, I feel the urgency to speak about the tragic situation in Myanmar, where many people, mostly young people, are losing their lives to give hope to their country,” Pope Francis said at the end of his general audience on March 17.
March 10, 2021
He said that by visiting Iraq, he had fulfilled a dream of his predecessor Pope John Paul II, who had hoped to mark the turn of the millennium with a journey “in the footsteps of Abraham,” but was unable to travel to the ancient city of Ur.
December 24, 2020
Speaking via livestream Wednesday from the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said that he wanted to “offer some food for thought” as the world prepares for the celebration for Christmas.
May 09, 2018
Holy Father tells pilgrims at general audience: 'God never disowns his children'
December 27, 2017
‘If we take him away, the lights go out and everything becomes fake,’ Holy Father says
May 24, 2017
'God does not like to be loved the way a warlord would like, dragging his people to victory, debasing them in the blood of his enemies,' Pope Francis said
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