Posts Tagged ‘Francis’

Cardinal Parolin Urges Catholic Legislators ‘To Be Leaven in the World’

While expressing to Catholic legislators that the Church realizes their work is not easy, the Vatican Secretary of State has thanked them for promoting coherent Catholic witness in the world. Sharing a message on Friday with participants of the fift…

Pope at Santa Marta: To Receive Jesus, Just Turn to the Gospel

Pope Francis has responded to the question, “How to receive Jesus Christ?” by saying the answer may be something you can conceal in your pocket. Addressing those gathered this morning at his first daily Mass in Casa Santa Marta after a summer break, Pope Francis asked: “How do I receive Jesus Christ?”, to which h…

Pope to Meet Shimon Peres September 4th

Pope Francis will receive Israel’s former President Shimon Peres at the Vatican on Thursday, the Holy See has confirmed. The visit comes almost three months since Peres took part in the Pope’s Invocation for Peace in the Holy Land, together with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Patriarch of Constantino…

Vatican Announces Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for September

The Vatican released Pope Francis’ prayer intentions today for September. The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for this month is:
“That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life”.
His intention for evangelisation is:
“That Christians, inspired by the Word of …

Pope Francis to Marry 20 Couples in September

Pope Francis will marry 20 couples at St. Peter’s Basilica this Sept. 14. On Friday Aug. 29, the Vatican announced the Bishop of Rome would marry the couples, all from Rome, just three weeks before the extraordinary bishops’ synod on the family at the Vatican, reported Religion News Service.
Just this June, the…

Pope Francis: It is Sad to See ‘Watered Down Christians’

The Gospel, the Eucharist and Prayer are the three gifts that allows to walk the path of Christ and not of the world. This was the theme of Pope Francis’ address during Sunday’s Angelus. The Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel from St. Matthew, where Jesus tells his disciples that He must go to Jerusalem to s…

Sunday Angelus: On the Gospel, Eucharist and Prayer

At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Here below is an English translation of his words introducing the Marian prayer, a…

American Priest: Pope Is Reaching Out to the Sick in Very Profound Way

An American priest who ministers to the sick has called Pope Francis a “real pastor” who, through taking risks and reaching out, teaches priests “how to pastor better.” In an interview with ZENIT this week, Fr. Gerald Mahon, pastor of St. John the E…

Pope Francis to Donate Olive Tree to Kick Off Soccer Match for Peace

As a symbol of peace, Pope Francis will be donating an olive tree to be planted at an Interreligious Match for Peace, drawing together world-famous soccer champions this Monday at Rome’s Olympic Stadium. On the afternoon of the game, the Pope will receive the players in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall as sort of a “ki…

Pope Francis Meets Former Pakistani Minister Paul Bhatti

Dr. Paul Bhatti, whose brother, Shabhaz, was assassinated by Islamic extremists, says Pope Francis is a father figure for persecuted Christians. The Holy Father met and spoke briefly with Dr. Bhatti, former Pakistani Minister for National Harmony an…

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