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
'I come as a pilgrim of peace'
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to authorities and the diplomatic corps this morning in Bangui: *** Madam Interim Head of State, Distinguished Authorities, …read more
“All pornography involves exploitation and is devoid of love”
How to deal with the ever-increasing influence of pornography was one of the issues examined at the recent meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The bishops …read more
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, …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
"The glories of the past were the beginning but you have to make the glory of the future"
Here is a ZENIT transcription and translation of the address Pope Francis gave this evening off-the-cuff to priests and religious in Uganda. * * * There are three things I want to tell you. …read more