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Pope to Albanian Christians: I came to give you thanks for your witness (Video)

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Pope Francis’ Address at Celebration of Vespers at the Cathedral of St. Paul

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s words at the celebration of Vespers in the Cathedral of St. Paul this evening in Albania. The Pope departed from his prepared speech and said the following: I had prepared several words to tell you, and I…

Gospel Reading for Sunday, September 21st

Gospel: MT 20:1-16A Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.  After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.  Going out about nine o’clock, the landowner saw others standing idle in…

Pope’s Angelus Address at Conclusion of Mass in Tirana

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Before concluding this celebration, I wish to greet each of you who have come from all over Albania and from nearby countries. I thank you for your presence and for the witness of your faith.
In a particular way, I wish …

Pope Francis’ Homily at Mass in Mother Teresa Square in Tirana

Here is the text of the Holy Father’s homily at today’s Mass in Mother Teresa Square during his Apostolic Visit to Tirana, Albania. ***
Today’s Gospel tells us that, as well as the Twelve Apostles, Jesus calls another seventy-two disciples and that he sends them to the villages and cities to announce the Kingdo…

Pope Francis’ Address at Welcoming Ceremony in Tirana

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during the Welcoming Ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Tirana, Albania. ***
Mr. President,
Mr. Prime Minister,
Distinguished Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Your Excellencies,

Pope’s Address to Interreligious Leaders of Albania

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during a meeting with interreligious leaders at the Catholic University of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Albania today. ***
Dear Friends,
It is a great pleasure to be here at this meeting which …

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