Recitation of the Angelus prayer led by Pope Francis with the faithful in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican.



Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Pope Francis weekly general audience from Saint Paul Hall at the Vatican.



Pope Francis pays homage at the statue of Mary, the Blessed Mother on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Piazza di Spagna, Rome.


Recitation of the Angelus prayer led by Pope Francis from Saint Peter’s Square.


Pope Francis weekly general audience from Saint Peter’s Square.



Pope Francis speaks about the meaning and importance of the nativity scene in his Apostolic Letter, "Admirabile signum", signed in Greccio where Saint Francis created the first nativity scene for Christmas 1223.


From Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, recitation of the Angelus prayer led by Pope Francis on Sunday, December 1, 2019.



Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Congolese Community in Saint Peter's Basilica.


Pope Francis visits Sophia University during his Apostolic Visit to Japan. 


Pope Francis meets with survivors of Japan’s 2011 “triple disaster” (earthquake - tsunami - nuclear reactor incident).


Pope Francis addresses members of civil society and the diplomatic corps at Kanteai, in Tokyon, Japan



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.