Francis Tells Poor That Respecting the 'Sacred 3 L's' of Land, Lodging and Labor Is Not Philanthropy, But Moral Duty
"The social and environmental debt owed to the poor of cities can be paid by respecting their sacred right of the 'three L's': Land, Lodging, Labour," the Pope said today, stressing,"This is not philanthropy; it is a moral duty upon all of us." The Pope made this strong statement this morning when speaking to t...
Encourages Them to Follow Example of Their Martyr-Patron in Giving Testimony of Holiness
Pope Francis this evening told catechists and teachers in Uganda that they are engaged in a “holy work,” crucial for bringing the Good News to every village of the country. The Holy Father was welcomed to Munyonyo, site of the martyrdom of some of the Uganda Martyrs, with dancing and drums. The national coord...
Says Martyrs Are Reminder That All Must Seek Justice, Common Good
Pope Francis began his trip to Uganda this evening by encouraging leaders of the country to protect and help one another as members of one human family, regardless of different beliefs and convictions. The Holy Father arrived in Uganda around 5 pm local time, just after concluding the Kenya leg of his three-coun...
"Your presence here at Munyonyo is of great significance to us Ugandans! It was here at Munyonyo that King Mwanga made the fateful decision to begin putting Christians to death"
Here is the prepared text of the address given this evening by ArchbishopCyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, to welcome Pope Francis to Munyonyo, Uganda, where he is meeting with catechists and teachers. * * * Your Holiness, Distinguished guests and friends. What a beautiful day the Lord has made for ...
Quote for November 27
'Act, and God will act.'
-Joan of Arc
In Interview With Zenit, Bishop Anyolo of Homa Bay Speaks About Resilience of Kenyan People
This morning, Pope Francis left Kenya, the first leg of his three-country African tour. The next stops on his agenda are Uganda's capital of Kampala and Central African Republic's capital of …read more
75-year-old Missionary Notes Need for Message of Reconciliation Among Girls Abused by Guerrillas
Pope Francis landed today in Uganda, the second country of his six-day visit to Africa. It is not the first time that this country receives a Pontiff’s visit. Paul VI visited it in 1969 and …read more
Roman Rite Jer 33.14-16; Ps 25; 1 Thes 3.12 to 4.2; Lk 21, 25-28.34-36 Ambrosian Rite Is 45.1-8; Ps 125; Rom 9, 1-5; Lk 7.18-28 Third Sunday of Advent Fulfilled prophecies 1) Wait for a visit …read more
Pope Francis has named Fr. Emmanuel Nguyen Hong Son as coadjutor of the diocese of Ba Ria, Vietnam. He will succeed Bishop ThomasNguyên Văn Trâm, who is 73. Emmanuel Nguyen Hong Son was born …read more
Pope Francis has named Fr. Hector Vila as bishop of Whitehorse, Yukon, the largest city in northern Canada. Hector Vilawas born in Lima, Peru, in 1962 and was ordained a priest in 1995. He …read more
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' prepared script to give to Kenya's youth this morning in the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi: *** Mr President, My Brother Bishops, Dear …read more
"We stand here today in Munyonyo at the place where King Mwanga determined to wipe out the followers of Christ. He failed in this, just as King Herod failed to kill Jesus. The light shone in the darkness, and the darkness could not overcome it"
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave this evening to a meeting of catechists and teachers in Uganda. The meeting was held at the site of the first martyrdoms of the …read more
'How Could I Not Denounce the Injustices You Suffer?' Pope Says During Visit to Kengami Slum Francis Tells Poor That Respecting the 'Sacred 3 L's' of Land, LodgingandLaborIs NotPhilanthropy, …read more