Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany from Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.


Pope Francis teaches about the faith each week at his Wednesday audience.


Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica for the Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God on the World Day of Peace.


Pope Francis celebrates First Vespers for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God in Saint Peter’s Basilica. The ceremony includes the chanting of the hymn Te Deum in thanksgiving for the blessings of the past year.


Pope Francis prays the Sunday Angelus prayer with the faithful in Saint Peter's Square.


Pope Francis delivers his Urbi et Orbi Christmas Message.



Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica for December 25, 2018.


From Saint Peter’s Square, recitation of the Angelus prayer led by Pope Francis on December 23, 2018.


Pope Francis teaches about the faith each week at his Wednesday audience.


Pope Francis celebrates Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Saint Peter's Basilica, Wednesday, December 12. In his homily, the holy father reflected on how Mary continues to evangelize Latin America through her ubiquitous image.


Pope Francis continues his weekly general audience reflections on the ten commandments.


Pope Francis celebrates Mass on World Day of the Poor in Saint Peter’s Basilica.



Pope Francis address at his weekly general audience, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the “Our Father”, we now consider the penultimate invocation: “Lead us not into temptation”. Here our dialogue with God enters into the drama of the battle between our freedom and the snares of the evil one. It is not easy to accurately capture the exact meaning of the original Greek, but we can certainly say that God does not seek to put temptations in our way. Both tribulation and temptation, moreover, are mysteriously present even in the life of Jesus, and this experience makes him completely our brother. In the desert and in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus overcomes any temptation to abandon the Father’s will. When we in turn are tempted, we know that we are not alone: for Christ has already taken on himself the weight of our cross, calling us to carry it with him and to entrust ourselves to the Father’s faithful love.