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Pope Francis has transferred four Cardinals to the “Order of Bishops” within the College of Cardinals.By Christopher WellsWith a rescript dated 26 June 2018, Pope Francis has named four Cardinals to the Order of Bishops within the College of Cardinals. The rescript, signed by Cardinal-elect Angelo Becciu, the Substitute of the Secretariat of State, says the new Cardinal Bishops will be equal “in all respects to the Cardinals holding the
Pope Francis has encouraged Christians to think back to their encounters with Jesus, to nurture memories of those who were the first to transmit to them the faith, and to remember the law of love.By Linda BordoniSpeaking during the homily on Thursday at morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that in order to be able to go forward in Christian life, we must think back to and cherish our first encounters with Je
‘It is not a sin to criticize the Pope here!’Pope Francis told Italian prelates this yesterday May 21, 2018, during the Italian Episcopal Conference’s (CEI) 71st General Assembly, which is taking place until May 24 on the theme: “Which Ecclesial Presence in the Current Communicative Context.”In the address, the Holy Father expressed his primary concerns, and then the doors closed for private discussion.After thanking them for their prensence, esp
Forty days after the Resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father. The mystery of the Ascension was the focus of Pope Francis remarks at the Regina Coeli on SundayBy Christopher WellsAt the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis focused his reflection on the Solemnity of the Ascension, which is observed on Sunday in Italy and other parts of the world.The feast of the Ascension, he said, has two main elements. “O
During the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Baptism saying it immerses us in the mystery of Christ’s death and rising to new life.By Linda Bordoni"God never disowns his children" Pope Francis said to the pilgrims gathered in a cloudy St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday: “He loves us so much - like a Father - and does not leave us alone”.And explaining that this relationship is definit
In keeping with his practice each year of his Pontificate, Pope Francis on Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018, washed the feet of prison inmates during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.This year, the Holy Father visited Regina Coeli Prison, perhaps the best-known of Rome’s prisons, located very close to the Vatican.  It was built in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood in 1654 as a Catholic Convent, converted to a prison in 1881.The prison holds detainees
Following is the text of the Holy Father’s homily during the Easter Vigil, March 31, 2018, in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Pope also administered the sacraments of Christian initiation to eight new members of the Church from Albania, Italy, Nigeria, Peru, and United States.The text of the homily, provided by the Vatican:We began this celebration outside, plunged into the darkness of the night and the cold. We felt an oppressive silence at the death
Five years ago, on the Solemnity of St Joseph, Pope Francis celebrated the Mass inaugurating his Petrine ministry. He chose 19 March precisely he has always seen in in St Joseph the strength and the wisdom of God.Pope Francis in his own words on St Joseph:19 March 2013: Homily during the Mass inaugurating his Petrine ministryJoseph is a “protector” because he is able to hear God’s voice and be guided by his will; and for this reason he is all the
On February 24, 2018, Pope Francis met in private, for some 40 minutes, with Asia Bibi’s family — the Pakistani Christian sentenced to death –, with her husband, Ashiq Masih and Eisham Ashiq, one of their daughters.The Pontiff also received Rebecca Bitrus of Nigeria, victim of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram.For this meeting, which took place on the occasion of the International Day of Protest against the Persecution of Christians, organize
Pope Francis reflected on the virtue of patience in his homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Monday.“The testing of your faith produces patience”: Pope Francis based his homily for Monday’s morning Mass on this text from the First Reading, taken from the Letter of St James. Patience does not mean resignation – or defeat But what does patience mean in life and in the face of trials? It’s certainly not easy to understand, the Pop
Pope Francis has invited the faithful to be constantly open to God’s saving message. He was speaking during the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. This is the English summary of his catechesis:Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the Eucharist, we now consider the importance of the Liturgy of the Word. There God speaks to us, and the same Holy Spirit who inspired the sacred Scriptures opens our minds and heart
In the final Mass of his Apostolic Journey to Latin America, Pope Francis underlined how Jesus continues to walk in our cities and streets, “in order to rekindle the flame of hope and the aspiration that breakdown can be overcome by fraternity, injustice defeated by solidarity, violence silenced by the weapons of peace.”The Pope during his homily at Las Palmas Airbase in Lima drew inspiration from the readings of the day in which the Lord speaks
We bring you the full text of Pope Francis' prepared remarks delivered to the bishops of Peru in the Archbishop's Residence in Lima on the final day of his Apostolic Visit.Address of the Holy FatherMeeting with the Peruvian BishopsLima, Archbishop’s HouseSunday, 21 January 2018Dear Brother Bishops,         Thank you for the kind words addressed to me by the Cardinal Archbishop of Lima and the President of t
Pope Francs called on Peru’s bishops to be builders of unity, citing the example of Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, Archbishop of Lima, and Patron of Latin American Episcopate. His remarks came on January 21, 2018, in a meeting with the Bishops in the Archbishop’s Palace in Lima, Peru.The Holy Father noted that the Saint is often referred to as “The New Moses” and there is a portrait of him in the Vatican that shows him crossing a great river.
 APOSTOLIC VISIT OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCISTO CHILEHomily at the Mass for the Progress of PeoplesTemucoWednesday, 17 January 2018“Mari, Mari” [Good morning!]“Küme tünngün ta niemün” [“Peace be with you!” (Lk 24:36)]I thank God for allowing me to visit this beautiful part of our continent, the Araucanía.  It is a land blessed by the Creator with immense and fertile green fields, with forests full of impressive araucarias – the fif