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
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square, on this solemnity of Christ the King and …read more
Moral Issues Aside, Artificial Reproduction Is a Tangled Web
Using artificial reproduction techniques is often seen as the solution for couples who have problems conceiving, or for women who prefer to postpone pregnancy. Yet, apart from any moral …read more
Pilate said to Jesus, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Do you say this on your own or have others told you about me?" Pilate answered, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation …read more
Discusses Refugees, Vocation Crisis, 'Disappearence' of Confession, Empty Churches and More in Ad Limina Address
We can't go back to the good old days, but we have to fight against an attitude of resigning ourselves to the way things are, Pope Francis told the German bishops today. This morning Pope …read more
Greek-Catholic Syrian Refugee in Spain Tells His Story
Abbud (fictitious name) is a Greek-Catholic Syrian refugee living in a Castilian city.. When he remembers his homeland, his countenance changes and his gestures are sad, because the memory of …read more
At Casa Santa Marta, Says Money and Power of the World Can Give Excitement or Amusement, But True Joy Comes Only From Covenant
Just as we ready for a season of celebrations, Pope Francis is reminding that those who indulge in worldliness are unable to truly celebrate, since the best the spirit of the world can offer …read more
In war-torn Central African Republic, scheduled to visit a mosque and open Holy Door for Jubilee
Pope Francis is to set off for his first apostolic journey to Africa on Wednesday. At the heart of his 6-day journey, taking him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, is his …read more
Pope Francis sent his good wishes to theXII International Media Forum on the Protection of Naturetaking place in Rieti, Italy, and sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family and …read more