Posts Tagged ‘Francis’

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…

Vatican Releases Pope’s Program for Visit to WWI Shrine in Northern Italy

The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis’ visit to the military shrine of Redipuglia in north east Italy where, on the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, he will pray for those who have died in all wars. On Saturday 13th September, the Pope is due to arrive at 9:15 a.m. at the Austro-Hungarian…

Pope’s Audience: Don’t let envy, jealousy or antipathy divide your parish (Video)

(-ONLY VIDEO-) During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about the importance of unity. He called for Christians to recognize the sins that work against unity in local parishes and communities, like jealousy, envy and antipathy.  To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg158104-p…

Pope: Stop gossiping! Don’t let envy divide your parish (Video)

The Pope’s general audience took place outdoors this week. That means the Pope did plenty of rounds in the popemobile, making his way through St. Peter’s Square. He drank a bit of mate tea and as usual he blessed several children along the way.  To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg158106…

Archbishop Tomasi: Dialogue, Solidarity Needed in Response to Global Explosion of Violence

Saying that the upsurge of violence in Iraq has awakened the world, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, has urged the international community to defend and protect the fundamental human rights of all those affected. In an interview with ZENIT Tuesday, the …

On the Dangers of ‘Parish’ Sins

Below is a translation of the Pope’s address during today’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. ***
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning!
Every time we renew our profession of faith reciting the “Creed,” we affirm that the Church is “one” and “holy.” She is one because she has her origin in God Trinity…

Pope at Audience: As Sinners, We Are Called Daily to Conversion

Pope Francis says that despite our tendency to sin and place ourselves first, God always is there for his people, ready to forgive and give them a fresh start. Addressing thousands of pilgrims and tourists gathered in a sunny St. Peter’s square at today’s weekly Audience, the Holy Father reminded those present th…

Pope’s Message of Condolences for Death of Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds

Pope Francis has expressed his condolences and has conveyed his prayers to the loved ones of a former Irish prime minister. In a telegram sent Tuesday by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the Holy Father, to the famil…

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