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At St Martha's House

Ideological colonisation blasphemy says Pope

Ideological colonisation is blasphemy, Pope Francis said Tuesday. Speaking at a Mass in St Martha's House, the Vatican hostel he lives in, the pope also said the Eucharist was not a reward for the good but a medicine for the weak.

'Roads turned into F1 tracks' tells road cops

Don't drive on the phone says Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Monday slammed the "scant sense of responsibility" of people who endanger themselves and others by phoning while they are driving.

Thinking about death is not a gruesome fantasy

Good to think about death says Pope Francis

Thinking about death is not a 'gruesome fantasy' 

Francis sends message to COP-23 conference in Bonn

Pope blasts climate-change denial

Pope Francis has criticised people who deny that climate change is caused by human behaviour in a message to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-23) conference in Bonn.

Francis post on @Pontifex

Nothing can block out light of Christ - papal tweet

Pope Francis said Tuesday that "Nothing and nobody can block the light that Christ puts in our hearts and on the face of His friends" in a post on the papal Twitter account, @Pontifex.

Pontiff's donation provides money for seeds

Pope Francis gift helps hungry in South Sudan - FAO

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Monday that hungry families in South Sudan will be able to make ends meet thanks to vegetable-growing kits funded by a donation from Pope Francis.

Nobel prize winners appeal for end to nukes

Stop nuclear weapons says pope

Pope Francis told a Vatican symposium on nuclear disarmament Friday that nuclear weapons must be stopped because they posed a threat to humankind.

Christians have flair for avoiding 'roped parties'

Pope warns against power of corruption

Pope Francis on Friday prayed for the corrupt, "that they might find the way out of the prison that they wanted to enter".

Pontiff says it saddens him when people take photos during Mass

Pope Francis says lift hearts, not cell phones

Pope Francis at his general audience Wednesday reproached those who take photos with their cell phones during Mass.

Both married with children

Pope appoints two women undersecs of laity, family dicastery

Pope Francis has appointed two women as under-Secretaries of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

At St Martha's House

God's gifts 'irrevocable' says Pope Francis

God's gifts are irrevocable, Pope Francis said at morning Mass in the Vatican Monday. "When God gives a gift, it is irrevocable: He does not give something one day, and take it away the next.

Have trust that the Lord hears us - @Pontifex

Need courage of faith when we pray - pope tweet

Pope Francis said on Twitter on Friday that: "When we pray, we need to have the courage of faith. "Have trust that the Lord hears us!" he added on the @Pontifex account. Earlier this week Pope Francis said he sometimes falls asleep while he is praying.

Sites of Anzio dead, German WWII atrocity

Pope visits US cemetery at Nettuno, then Ardeatine Caves

Pope Francis visited the US cemetery in Nettuno south of Rome and then the Ardeatine Caves on Rome's southern outskirts on Thursday, All Souls Day.

Like St Thérèse of Lisieux

Sometimes fall asleep when I pray - pope

Pope Francis said Tuesday he sometimes falls asleep while he is praying. "When I go to pray sometimes I fall asleep. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux did it too.

Spokesman Burke stresses Vatican meeting not a summit

Talk of pope mediation on North Korea wrong - Vatican

Spokesman Burke stresses Vatican meeting not a summit.

Don't lose faith pontiff tells jobless

Black and precarious labour kills says pope

Pope Francis said in a video message to the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI) for Catholic Social Week Thursday that "black labour and precarious employment kill". He said "precarious work is an open wound for many workers, who live in fear of losing their jobs.

Prays for Christian unity

No pills for inner peace says pope

There are no pills for inner peace, Pope Francis said Thursday. The pope also appealed for Christian unity, saying all sides should forget "wrongs, suspicions and mistakes".

It is embrace with God, infinite love

Heaven not fairy land or enchanted garden - pope

Heaven is not a fairytale land nor an enchanted garden, Pope Francis said at his general audience Wednesday. "Paradise is not a fairy tale, nor is it an enchanted garden," Francis told a big crowd in a sunny but windy St Peter's Square.

Listens to piano rather than playing it

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI 'well' on 90th birthday

Listens to piano rather than playing it.

Speaks out on Rohingya, Jerusalem, care of environment

Money worship leaves children to die - Pope

Pope Francis said Monday that "the idolatry of money" lets "many children die". Speaking at St Martha's House, Francis called for the conversion "of the hearts of men", that they should know the Lord and not "adore the money God".