Francis Will Open Holy Door in Bangui Before Inauguration of Jubilee of Mercy
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 in the war-torn nation's capital of Bangui this morning andhas a full agenda ahead of him.Today, he willmeetwith authorities and the dipl...
Says With Memory, Fidelity and Prayer, Uganda Will Continue to Be Pearl of Africa
Pope Francis concluded the day in Uganda by giving an off-the-cuff address to the nation’s priests and religious, in which he said that they couldn’t piggy-back on the glories of the past, but had to themselves construct the glory of the future. The Pope is in the middle of his three-nation, six-day visit to Afr...
Reminds Youth of 3 Tools Which Can Transform Negative Experiences Into Good
Can negative situations be turned around and transformed into something good? Pope Francis says yes, as long as you turn to Jesus and His Mother. During his meeting with Uganda'syoung people gathered at Kololo Air Strip in the African nation'scapital of Kampala this afternoon, the Pope listened to the tes...
During Mass With 2M Ugandans, Pontiff Reminds Faithful Earthly Pleasures Don't Bring Lasting Joy or Peace and Shares What Does
The witness of the martyrs shows to all that worldly pleasures and earthly power do not bring lasting joy or peace, but rather, fidelity to God, honesty and integrity of life, and genuine concern for the good of others, do, in a way that the world cannot. During his homily during his first Mass in Uganda, the Po...
Quote for November 27
'Act, and God will act.'
-Joan of Arc
Throwing Aside Script, Pope Francis Asks Kenya's Young People If They'll Allow Difficulties to Destroy or Use Them as Opportunities
Pope Francis has asked Kenya's young people how they will respond to the challenges they face, including those of tribalism, corruption, and desperation, and challenged them to get out of …read more
"I congratulate you, I accompany you and I want you to know that the Lord never forgets you. The path of Jesus began on the peripheries, it goes from the poor and with the poor, towards others."
This is the address Pope Francis gave this morning when hevisited Kangemi slum in Nairobi: *** Thank you for welcoming me to your neighbourhood. I thank Archbishop Kivuva and Father Pascal …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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