Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Saint Peter's Square for Divine Mercy Sunday.


The Chrism Mass, celebrated by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Basilcia at the Vatican, on Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018.


Pope Francis leads ecumenical Holy Vespers from Saint Paul's outside the Walls Basilica in Rome on the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul for the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.



Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass for the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta in Saint Peter's Square.


Pope Francis presides at a prayer vigil on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday in Saint Peter's Square. April 2, 2016, the 11th anniversary of Pope Saint John Paul II’s death.


Pope Francis greets the organizing committee and World Meeting of Families volunteers, and departs from Philadelphia at the Philadelphia International Airport.


Pope Francis meets with bishops taking part in the World Meeting of Families at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia.


Pope Francis meets with the Hispanic community and other immigrants at Independence Mall in Philadelphia to discuss religious freedom.


Pope Francis arrives at the International Airport of Philadelphia.


Pope Francis leaves New York bound for Philadelphia.


Pope Francis rides through Central Park during his visit to New York City.


Pope Francis visit to the headquarters of the United Nations. The pope blessed the U.N. staff and layed a wreath for workers who have died in service. The Holy Father then delivered a speech to the 193-member general assembly.



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.