"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 for their kind words. I feel very much at home sharing these moments with brothers and sisters who, and I am not asham...
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...
Quote for November 27
'Act, and God will act.'
-Joan of Arc
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
“What can we do? First of all it is necessary to overcome the resignation that paralyzes. Certainly it is not possible to reconstruct from the wreckage the ‘good old days’ that were yesterday. However, we can let ourselves be inspired by the life of the first Christians”
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today to the German bishops, in Rome for their five-yearly ad limina visits. * * * Dear Fellow Brothers, I am happy to be able to greet …read more
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 07:45 Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Nairobi, Kenya 17:00 Arrival at “Jomo Kenyatta” International Airport of Nairobi Welcoming ceremonyat the …read more