Also Says He Comes to War-torn Central African Republic 'As Pilgrim of Peace, Apostle of Hope'
Saying he came to the Central African Republic as'a pilgrim of peace and an apostle of hope,' like his predecessor St. John Paul II, Pope Francis gave the war-plagued country's authorities and diplomatic corps the three-point 'compass,' grounded in CAR's motto,needed to properly guide their nation's future. Th...
“Peace is not a document that is signed and then put up some place. Peace is made each day. Peace is a craft, a handiwork. It’s made with the hands”
Here is a ZENIT transcription and translation of the address Pope Francis gave this evening in Bangui, Central African Republic, at a prayer vigil outside of the cathedral. The Pope had just completed a ceremony to open the Holy Door of the Jubilee of Mercy and celebrated Mass. * * * I greet you with my deepe...
Says Christ's Followers Must Be Specialists in Reconciliation, Experts in Mercy
In a video message sent by Pope Francis to the Central African Republic in the lead-up to his visit to the country, the Holy Father said his goal was to bring “the comfort of consolation and hope.” Judging from the applause at certain moments during the Pope’s homily today at a Mass he celebrated in Bangui’s cat...
Visiting St. Sauveur Refugee Camp, Francis Urges Everyone to Repeat 'We Are All Brothers'
We must work and pray and do everything for peace. The Holy Father gave this exortion when speakingoff-the-cuff to the St. Sauveur Refugee Camp in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui, after saying he had read the signs of the children present displaying thewords 'peace,' 'forgiveness,' 'unity,' and '...
Quote for November 27
'Act, and God will act.'
-Joan of Arc
Interview With Missionary Father Torquato Paolucci: ”The Problem Today Is Corruption"
Pope Francis has just left Uganda today, now nearing the end of his three-nation, six-day visit to Africa. Father Torquato Paolucci, Italian Comboni missionary from Urbania, worked from 1972 …read more
"Dear young people, the most precious good which we can have in this life is our relationship with God. Are you convinced of this?"
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis had prepared for a meeting with youth outside the cathedral of Bangui, Central African Republic, following a Mass he celebrated there …read more
"To all those who make unjust use of the weapons of this world, I make this appeal: lay down these instruments of death! Arm yourselves instead with righteousness, with love and mercy, the authentic guarantors of peace"
Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Pope Francis gave today when he celebrated Mass for the first Sunday of Advent at the cathedral of Bangui, Central African Republic. Immediately …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of Pope Francis' address for a meeting with Evangelical Communitiesgathered in the headquarters of theEvangelical Faculty of Theology of Bangui, Central African …read more
This reflection is byCardinal CláudioHummes, OFM -- “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” These words from the popular prayer attributed to St. Francis come to my mind as international …read more
"We must work and pray and do everything for peace."
Below is a ZENIT translation ofPope Francis'off-the-cuff words at the St. Sauveur Refugee Camp in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui: *** I greet all of you here. I tell you …read more
Pope Francis has arrived inthe Central African Republic, the final leg of his first Apostolic Visit to Africa, after having visited Kenya and Uganda. The Pontiff arrived at the M'poko …read more
Pope Gives CAR's Authorities 3-Point 'Compass' to Guide Country's Destiny Also Says HeComes to War-torn Central African Republic 'As Pilgrim of Peace, Apostle of Hope' Saying he came to the …read more