Posts Tagged ‘Francis’

Pope’s Address to Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Union of Utrecht

At 11:45 this morning, the Holy Father received in audience a delegation of the Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Union of Utrecht. The Union of Utrecht is a federation of Old Catholic churches, not in communion with Rome, that seceded from the Catholic Church over the issue of Papal infallibility. 
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Pope’s Morning Homily: Christian Life is a Continuous Battle Against the Devil

“Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the Devil.” These words from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians were at the center of Pope Francis’ homily today at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy Father described Christian life as a “continuous battle” against three enemies: the d…

Pope Francis: The Church is not limited to Bishops and parishes (Video)

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The Pope prays for 43 missing students from Mexico (Video)

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Full Text of Pope’s General Audience Catechesis, Oct. 29

Here below is a translation of Pope Francis’ weekly general audience catechesis, Oct. 29. ***
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In the previous catechesis we highlighted how the Church is spiritual in nature: it is the Body of Christ, built in the Holy…

Pope Makes Impassioned Appeal for Those Suffering From Ebola

Pope Francis has made an impassioned appeal for those being tormented by the deadly virus: Ebola. Speaking to faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square toward the conclusion of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, the Holy Father expressed his closeness to those suffering and called on the international commun…

Pope at Audience: The Lord Has Made Each Person ‘Visible Instruments’ of His Love

Pope Francis has urged faithful to not let their limitations and fragile nature interfere with their ability to reach out to others and make a difference. Addressing thousands of pilgrims gathered for the weekly Wednesday Audience, the Holy Father admitted, “Often as a Church we experience our fragility and our l…

Pope Prays for Mexico After 43 Students Burned Alive by Drug Traffickers

Pope Francis has said he is praying for and close to the people of Mexico after 43 Mexican students were burned alive in Iguala, in the Southern State of Guerrero.  “I would like to raise a prayer and draw close in our hearts to the people of Mexico, who are suffering from the loss of these students and many simi…

Pope’s Visit to Sri Lanka Confirmed

It has been confirmed Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka this January, marking his second apostolic visit to Asia. From Sri Lanka, he will travel to the Philippines.  During a meeting with priests, the archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, confirmed the Holy Father’s Jan. 13-15 visit to Sri Lanka, repor…

In Lead-up to Papal Visit, Vatican Releases Statistics on Church of Turkey

Pope Francis will make a Nov. 28-30 apostolic visit to Turkey. In the lead-up to his visit, the following statistical data on the Catholic Church in the country is provided by the Central Office of Church Statistics:
Turkey has an area of 774,815 …

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