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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis warned against treating the confessional like the dry cleaners, a place to make a quick transaction, wipe away our sins and steal a false pardon. He also stressed the need for Christians to be truly ashamed of their sins. The Pope's words came during his homily at his Tuesday morning Mass in the Santa Marta residence.The Pope drew on the morning’s readings at Mass, beginning with the book of Daniel, which emphasized m
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Monday received the Prelates of El Salvador, who are in Rome for their 'ad Limina Apostolorum' visit. Their visit takes place ahead of the March 24th feast day of the former Archbishop of San Salvador, Blessed Oscar Romero, and the 37th anniversary of his assassination by hired gunmen at the height of El Salvador’s civil war.El Salvador is a Latin American Republic with a population of around 6.5 million
On Friday, March 17, 2017, Pope Francis went to confession first in Saint Peter’s Basilica and then he, himself, presided over the Rite of Reconciliation of more penitents, with Confession and individual absolution. He did so during the course of a penitential celebration. In a first moment of the liturgy, a community celebration took place with a general confession of sins, intercessions and the recitation of the Our Father. Then came the moment
 (Vatican Radio) The parable of the poor man, Lazarus, lying at the rich man’s door, was at the heart of Pope Francis’ homily at the Santa Marta Mass on Thursday morning.  The Pope warned of the risks we run if we have the same uncaring attitude towards the poor and homeless people we see around us today.Listen to Philippa Hitchen's report:   Reflecting on the Gospel story of Lazarus, from St Luke’s Gospel, Pope Francis w
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday continued his catechesis onChristian hope, focusing on charity, which he said, “is a grace, the fruit of our saving encounter with God’s own love”.The Pope was addressing the faithful during his weekly General Audience.To the over 12.000 pilgrims gathered in a sunny St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said that he who loves has the joy of hope because one day he will be united with the source
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ papacy has in many ways been “one long Ignatian retreat by a Jesuit spiritual master for the entire Church”, a seasoned Vatican watcher has said.David Gibson, a Catholic reporter and prize-winning author, also pointed to Francis’ promotion of “synodality” as a key change under his papacy. He was interviewed by Susy Hodges.Listen to a report on the anniversary of Pope Francis' election that begins with sound clips fro
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis visited the Roman parish of St. Magdalene of Canossa on Sunday afternoon, meeting with young people and the sick and elderly before celebrating Mass with the parish community.Listen to Devin Watkins’ report:His visit began with a conversation with the children and young adolescents of the parish in the parish sports field.The Holy Father also met with parents and newborns baptized during the course of the year a
“It is necessary to begin with the presence of women in the Vatican, and it must not be an ornamental or cosmetic presence, said, in an exclusive interview with ZENIT, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture.The cardinal spoke in an aside from the presentation of the Feminine Consultation Group instituted by his dicastery on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The Italian prelate stressed that he wished to create this
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday received the participants in a major international conference on sacred music, a half-century after the promulgation of the Conciliar document, Musicam sacram on music in the sacred liturgy.Over 400 people taking part in the gathering organized by the Congregation for Catholic Education and the Pontifical Council for Culture around the theme: Music and the Church: cult and culture fifty years after Musicam
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis and members of the Vatican Curia travelled on Sunday afternoon to the "Casa del Divin Maestro,” a retreat centre in Ariccia, located in the Alban hills just outside Rome. They are taking part in the week-long Curial Spiritual Exercises.Listen to the report by Linda Bordoni:   The Pope himself reminded the faithful of his annual retreat after praying the Angelus in St Peter’
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Thursday addressed the parish priests of the Diocese of Rome, reflecting with them on the ‘progress of faith’ in the life of a priest.He was welcomed to Rome’s Cathedral by his Vicar, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, and heard the confessions of around a dozen priests before delivering his address.Listen to Devin Watkins’ report:  Pope Francis spoke to Rome’s parish priests on Thursday about the progress
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has given a wide-ranging interview to an Italian magazine run by homeless persons. The interview was published on 28 February in the magazine called “Scarp de’ tenis” (“Sneakers”).The magazine also functions as a social project, as most of the staff is homeless, suffers difficult personal situations or forms of social exclusion. For most contributors, the magazine is an important source o
Marking the first Pope to enter inside an Anglican church in his own diocese as Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis’ visit Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, to the Church of England chaplaincy of All Saints in Rome, Italy’s largest Anglican congregation, was historic. Below is the Vatican-provided translation of the Pope’s homily during the visit: ***Dear Brothers and Sisters,I wish to thank you for your gracious invitation to celebrate this parish anniversar
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