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At his weekly general audience, the Pope told the faithful that hope is based on the word of God

During his general audience, Pope Francis urged pilgrims to welcome refugees

The Pope said that Scripture and prayer can give people the energy to help those in need

Pope Francis salutes the faithful upon his arrival in St. Peter's square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience

At his general audience, Francis also greeted a small group of Chinese pilgrims

At his general audience, the Pope invited the faithful to renew their hope in Christ

During his general audience, Francis made reference to the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese immigrant

The Pope continued his series of messages on hope at this week’s general audience

The Pope also told the faithful that women were more courageous than men

At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected upon the importance and power of prayer

At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis warned against man-made idols that only provide fleeting comforts