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The business of interpreting the Holy Father has become a full-time job for some commentators, and it is hard to see who, apart from them, benefits

The Pope compared the efforts of athletes with Christians striving to get to heaven

The Pope’s homilies are couched in homely language, with vivid images taken from daily life

Literally bite your tongue to avoid gossiping, urges Pope

Pope makes comments in homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae

Pope discusses the devil in morning homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae

Pope says giving the Lord praise ‘brings us joy, to be happy before the Lord’

God wants to see a faith that inspires action, says Francis in homily

Guardian angels are not the stuff of fantasy, the Pope said