Says It Will Be ‘Catastrophic’ If Individual Interests Prevail Over the Common Good in Paris Meeting, and Information Is Manipulated to Protect ‘Plans and Projects’
Pope Francis concluded his first full day in Kenya with an address at the UN headquarters in Africa, in which he emphasized the importance of caring for God’s gift of creation, saying that it would be “catastrophic” if individual interests were to prevail over the common good, leading to a manipulation of informati...
Setting Aside Prepared Text, Francis Tells Religious to Not Let Temptations Distract From Following the Lord
The Pope says that religious need to follow Christ to the Cross during their lives, but then need not fret, for He will take care of the rest. Speaking toclergy, men and women religiousand seminarians at St. Mary's Schoolin Kenya's capital of Nairobithis afternoon, the Pope set aside his prepared text and, i...
At Mass at University of Nairobi, Pope Reminds Them They Belong to God and He'll Always Be There for Us
Becauseallfaithful belong to God, they should not be afraid and should stand strong in the faith.The Holy Father gave this advice this morning during his homily at the Mass held at the University of Nairobi, after having met with other faith leaders at the apostolic nunciature. Pope Francis is making his...
At Interreligious, Ecumenical Meeting in Nairobi, Acknowledges Barberous Attacks on Westgate Mall, Garissa University College and Mandera Are Fresh in Nation's Minds and Prays the Almighty Touches the Hearts of Those Who Engage in Violence
"His holy Name must never be used to justify hatred and violence," Pope Francis has said, stressing how important it to realize that the God we seek to serve is a God of peace. Speaking to leaders of other Christian faiths and other religions at the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi, the Pope made this strong sta...
Quote for November 26th
'The worst prison would be a closed heart.'
~St. John Paul II
This Is Inhumane Terrorism: ‘What Happens in Paris Happens in Tunisia, What Happens in Beirut Happens in Mali’
After Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Tunis, Tunisia, which resulted in the death of 13 people, the national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies of the nation emphasized that we “ …read more
"Many lives, many stories, many dreams have been shipwrecked in our day. We cannot remain indifferent in the face of this. We have no right"
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave this evening during his visit to theUnited Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa. This was the Pope's final …read more
"I ask all of you to cherish your vocation as a gift from God and to keep ever alive the flame of your zeal."
Below is the prepared text of Pope Francis' speech during his meeting with clergy, men and women religious, and seminarians, at the athletic field of St. Mary's School. He did not deliver …read more
"Be careful of the mosquitos!"
Below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis' words to journalists during his flight to Nairobi yesterday: * * * Father Lombardi:Holy Father, welcome in our midst. Thank you for giving us …read more
“'Stand strong in faith! Do not be afraid!' For you belong to the Lord"
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of the homily Pope Francis gave during Mass this morning at the campus of the University of Nairobi: *** God’s word speaks to us in the depths of our …read more
Pope to Kenyans: 'Stand Strong in Faith! Don't Be Afraid' At Mass at University of Nairobi, Pope Reminds Them They Belong to God and He'll Always Be There for Us Becauseallfaithful belong to …read more
"Yet ecumenical and interreligious dialogue is not a luxury. It is not something extra or optional, but essential, something which our world, wounded by conflict and division, increasingly needs. "
Below is a Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address delivered at an interreligious and ecumenical meeting this morning in the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi: *** Dear Friends, I …read more
Praises Africans’ Concern for Environment
Pope Francis brought smiles this evening to Kenyan authorities and members of the diplomatic corps as he finished his address at an official welcoming ceremony with a prayer in Swahili: Mungu …read more