Posts Tagged ‘Francis’

Holy See Confirms Apostolic Visit to Turkey in November

The Holy See has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Turkey at the end of November. Vatican Spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi also released the Holy Father’s schedule during the the 3 day visit. The announcement of the visit comes one day after a Consistory of Cardinals which focused on the plight of Christians …

Patriarch Younan: ‘Middle East Families Are Facing a Great Challenge’

Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan, the Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, has said that the challenge for Christians in Iraq and Syria is “not only how to live our Christian vocation, but how to survive,” and that the Church is “caring for them…

Pope meets with Vietnam’s Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung (Video)

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Pope Francis: Follow the Example of Blessed Paul VI

Before praying the Angelus with the faithful at the conclusion of the beatification Mass of his predecessor, Pope Francis recalled the life and ministry of ‘Papa Montini’. The Pope called on those present to follow the teachings and example of Blessed Paul VI. “He was a staunch supporter of the mission ad gentes;…

Pope’s Address to the Consistory of Cardinals

This morning, at 9:00, in the Synod Hall, during the celebration of Terce, Pope Francis held an Ordinary Public Consistory for the canonization of the Blesseds: Giuseppe Vaz, priest of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, founder of the Oratory of the Mira…

Pope to Consistory: We Are Witnessing a Phenomenon of Terrorism

Dedicating this morning’s Consistory of Cardinals to the Middle East, and particularly the region’s Christians, Pope Francis has called on the international community to do their part as well as his fellow prelates to protect those suffering in the war-torn region. Addressing the Consistory of Cardinals convened …

Pope Meets With Vietnam’s Prime Minister

On the final day of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Pope Francis met with Vietnam’s political leader to discuss how to increase relations with the Asian nation. This Saturday, the Holy Father received in audience the prime minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, at the Vatican.
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Pope’s Homily at the Beatification Mass of Paul VI

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s homily at the Celebration of Mass for the Closing of the Synod of Bishops and the Beatification of Pope Paul VI. * * *
We have just heard one of the most famous phrases in the entire Gospel: “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that a…

Pope Paul VI Declared Blessed

“By our apostolic authority we declare that the Venerable Servant of God Paul VI, Pope, shall henceforth be called Blessed…” With these words, Pope Francis beatified Paul VI at the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops. The celebration comes at the conclusion of a two week meeting where the Pope, along with Bishop…

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