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...
"For in those whom we serve, Christ daily reveals himself and prepares the welcome which we hope one day to receive in his eternal kingdom"
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave today in Uganda at theNalukolongo House of Charity. The Holy Father mostly followed his prepared text. Some of his off-the-cuff comments are included in brackets. * * * Dear Friends, Thank you for your warm welcome. I wanted very much to visit...
Fr. Lombardi Says Meeting's Purpose Was 'in Service of Peace, Reconciliation in the Land'
Pope Francis arrived in Uganda yesterday, the second leg of his three-nation Apostolic Visit to Africa, and last night, held a private 15-minute meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir in Uganda’s statehouse, reported Vatican Radio. JesuitFatherFederico Lombardi, the directorof the Holy See Press Off...
Holy Father Visited Where Martyrs Were Sentenced, Tortured, Killed; Prayed in Silence
Pope Francis has made a special visit to recall those Christians murdered for their faith between 1885 and 1887, when King Mwuala II had 23 Anglicans and 22 Catholics executed in the historical kingdom of Buganda, which is now part of Uganda. The Holy Father is making an Apostolic Visit to Africa, Nov. 25-30. H...
Quote for November 27
'Act, and God will act.'
-Joan of Arc
Has Brief Audience With 11 Women, 6 Children Before Departing for Africa Trip
Before leaving for Africa this morning, Pope Francis gave some words of encouragement to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. This morning the Holy Father departed for Kenya, …read more
Below is the English-languagediscoursePope Francis gave to authorities of the diplomatic corp of Kenya during his official welcome ceremony in the State House of Nairobi this evening: *** Mr …read more
Consecrated and Priests Ready to Hear Pope’s Message and Spread It
With the Pope just landing in Kenya, the local Salesians are seeing the fruits of their work to prepare the country for the papal visit. A superior of the congregation is the president of the …read more
Prays Almighty God Blesses Nations With Peace and Prosperity
During the flight this morning from Rome to Kenya’s capital of Nairobi, Pope Francis, as is customary, sent telegrams to the heads of states of the countries over which he flew. The first was …read more
Pope Urges Kenya Leaders to Be Transparent in Working for Common Good Praises Africans’ Concern for Environment Pope Francis brought smiles this evening to Kenyan authorities and members of …read more
Sister Maureen Shares How the Holy Father Is Visiting at Just the Right Time, When He Is Needed Most
Ahead of Pope Francis' arrival inKenya tomorrow, littlechildren, many of whom have lost parents from AIDS, cannot wait for the Holy Father to be in their country, and one sister says he is …read more
"A bishop will help to give the Ordinariate the stability and permanence necessary to fulfil its mission to be a work of Catholic unity, whose roots are to be found in the great texts of the Second Vatican Council"
Pope Francis has appointedFr. Steven Joseph Lopes as ordinary bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, in the United States of America and Canada. The Ordinariate of the …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Our Catholic workplace has begun the practice of …read more