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Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "Your Bishops, in entrusting you to our Congregation, felt that here you would have had an adequate «knowledge» of Christ and here you would have learned the meaning of that great and yet humble mission that awaits you ... I would like you to have, starting from now, a great love for your mission; I would say better, a great passion for your mission. Open your hearts to that mission!".This is the exhortation that Ca
(Vatican Radio) During his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis said the day’s Gospel – part of the Sermon on the Mount, from the Gospel of Saint Matthew – is one of the Biblical passages that best expresses the Christian “revolution.”In the day’s Gospel reading, he said, “Christ shows the path of true justice, through the law of love that overcomes that of retaliation, that is, ‘an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’.” Jesus, he continued
Below is a Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ address to a delegation from the Special Olympics International in the Vatican this morning. The Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017, takes place in Styria, Austria, March 14-25.Special Olympics is a worldwide movement of people, which establishes a new world of inclusion and community, where each individual is accepted and included, irrespective of their abilities or disabilities
Paloma Garcia Ovejero, Vice- director of the Holy See Press Office, has reiterated that Pope Francis and the Council of Cardinals are continuing to discuss curial reform.During a briefing held this afternoon in the Holy See Press Office, the Vatican spokeswoman informed journalists about the 18th Session of the “Council of Cardinals,” often called the “C9,” which began Monday and ends this afternoon in the Vatican.The Vice-director noted that the
Vatican Radio) The Vice-director of the Holy See Press Office, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, gave a briefing on Wednesday on the XVIII Meeting of the Cardinal Advisors with Pope Francis.Listen to Christopher Wells' report:   The Council of Cardinals met together with the Holy Father for three days, Monday through Wednesday, 13-15 February.Pope Francis was not present for the second part of the morning meeting on Monday, on account of the
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis, continuing his catechesis on Christian hope at his Wednesday General Audience, told pilgrims that God’s hope calls us to be "channels of humility and simplicity for all."Listen to Lydia O'Kane's report  "The hope that we have been given does not separate us from others, nor does it lead us to discredit or marginalize them.”Those were Pope Francis’ words at his weekly General Audience in the Paul VI Hall on
(Vatican Radio) The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on Tuesday evening said the Holy See is “concerned” about the emergence of populism.The chief Vatican diplomat was speaking after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and other officials for an annual summit at the Italian Embassy to the Holy See, commemorating the signing of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy in 192
(Vatican Radio) The eighteenth meeting of the Holy Father with the Council of Cardinals began on the morning of Monday13 February. The works of the so-called “C-9” group of Cardinal advisors will continue until Wednesday 15 February.At the beginning of the day's meeting, Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, coordinator of the group, after greeting the Holy Father, thanked Pope Francis on behalf of all the Members for his words in the Christ
(Vatican Radio) The Secretary for Relations with States in the Secretariat of State of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, is recently returned from an official visit to Japan. During his trip, Archbishop Gallagher met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and celebrated Mass in the city of Hiroshima.In an exclusive interview with Vatican Radio on his return, the Secretary for Relations with States explained the visit was to return
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. In remarks ahead of the traditional prayer of Marian devotion, the Holy Father offered a meditation on the Gospel reading for this Sunday, taken from the 5th chapter of Gospel according to St. Matthew, in which Our Lord says:Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Tuesday said that God created man in His image, made him lord of the earth, and gave him a woman at his side to love. The Pope’s words on these three gifts of God in Creation came during his homily at daily Mass in the Casa Santa Marta.Listen to Devin Watkins’ report:  The Holy Father’s homily at Mass focused on the verses of Psalm 8: "Lord, what is man that you are mindful of him? Yet you have made
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on Monday morning. In remarks to the faithful following the readings of the day, the Holy Father focused on the theme of Christian freedom, saying that the follower of Christ is a “slave” – but of love, not of duty, and urging the faithful not to hide in the “rigidity” of the Commandments.Click below to hear our report The Pope took the Responsorial Psalm, 103 (104)
(Vatican Radio) On Thursday, Pope Francis celebrated a solemn Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, and also commemorated the 21st annual World Day for Consecrated Life.In his homily for the Mass, the Holy Father called on consecrated women and men to “accompany Jesus as He goes forth to meet His people, to be in the midst of His people.”Below, please find the full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the feast of the Presentation of th
(Vatican Radio)  Franciscans in the United States have expressed their dismay for the government’s announcement to ‘pause’ Refugee Resettlement.In response to President Trump’s plan, over 1,000 Franciscans signed a statement resisting a proposed Muslim registry and in support of refugees.The statement was released by the Franciscan Action Network (FAN), a collective Franciscan voice seeking to transform United States publ
(Vatican Radio)  If we keep our eyes constantly fixed on Jesus, we will discover with surprise that it is he who looks lovingly upon each of us. That was Pope Francis’ message on Tuesday at his morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta.Listen to Devin Watkins' report:  Jesus does not seek popularity, but is always among peopleThe author of Hebrews exhorts us to run in the faith "with perseverance, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus." In th