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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
Pope Francis has expressed his “pain and shame'” for the “irreparable damage” caused to children by some priests in the Church.During his first full day in Chile–a country that has been scarred by the abuses that have caused tension and protests even up to the visit–addressing to the countries authorities, Pope Francis asked forgiveness for these acts and appealed that “every effort” be done to help victims and to ensure that “such things do not
Pope Francis greets thousands of pilgrims for the General Audience telling them that the liturgy is a true school of prayerPope Francis on Wednesday continued his catechesis on the Holy Eucharist during his General Audience, focusing his attention on the Gloria and the opening prayer of the Mass.Speaking to the estemated 7 thousand pilgrims and tourists gathered in the Paul VI hall, the Pope recalled the rite of reciting the Ancient hymm “Gl
The Pope’s calendar for January and February, after he returns from an Apostolic Visit to Chile and ‎Peru.‎The conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January and the start of Lent in February are among the major celebrations of Pope Francis in Rome after he returns from his Apostolic Journey to Chile and Peru this month. Monsignor Guido Marini, the Master of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff on Monday releas