From Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Pope Francis attends meeting with youth at the 15th Ordinary Synod of Bishops.


In the Classroom of the Synod, Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and, especially, prayerful as they begin a three-week meeting on "young people, the faith and vocational discernment."


Pope Francis celebrates the Opening Mass for the 2018 Synod of Bishops.

The theme for the synod is youth, faith and vocational discernment.

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Freedom Square in the Estonian capital Tallin.


Pope Francis celebrates Mass outside the Mother of God Shrine in Aglona, Latvia.


Pope Francis takes part in an ecumenical prayer service in Lutheran Cathedral of Santa Maria in Riga, Latvia.


Pope Francis visits the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights in Lithuania.


Pope Francis meets with priests, men and women religious, consecrated persons and seminarians.


Pope Francis visits the Gate of Dawn Mother of Mercy icon in Vilnius, Lithuania.


Celebration of Holy Mass with Pope Francis on the Memorial of Blessed Pino Puglisi, Diocese of Palermo, Italy.


Pope Francis meeting with the young people in the Piazza Politeama in Palermo.


Pope Francis celebrates the final Mass for the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland.



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.