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Francis said the cross is a symbol of ‘the power of God who made himself sin to heal us’

We have more in common with him than he might care to admit

Pope Francis visited the parish of St Mary Josefa on the edge of the Diocese of Rome

At his weekly general audience, the Pope continued his teachings on Christian hope

The Pope said the word of God must be preached with ‘frankness and strength’

The text of ‘The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift’ has been released

pope francis speaking during an audience at the Vatican

The Pope’s Lenten message, released on February 7, is entitled, ‘The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift’

‘Tell God what you feel to his face,’ Francis said during Mass in the chapel of his Vatican residence

The Pope assured President Trump of his prayers and good wishes

During a morning Mass homily, the Pope prayed for the grace ‘to await Christmas sincerely recognising our wounds and sins’