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
"Jesus suffered the most negative experience in history. He was insulted, he was rejected, he was killed. And Jesus, by the power of God, rose again. He can do the same thing in each one of us with each negative experience. Because Jesus is Lord"
Here is a ZENIT transcription and translation of the address Pope Francis gave today off-the-cuff, in his native Spanish, to a meeting of youth in Uganda. * * * I listened with much sorrow in …read more
"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 …read more
"May the Uganda martyrs, together with Mary, Mother of the Church, intercede for us, and may the Holy Spirit kindle within us the fire of his divine love!"
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ homily for the Holy Mass at the Sanctuary of the Ugandan Martyrs at Namugongo: *** “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has …read more
“I welcome the inclusion of materials for the Year of Mercy in this year’s Advent Calendar and I invite everyone during the Advent season to visit and to reflect on the information provided on our online calendar, especially the themes of mercy and peace”
Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, primate of All Ireland,has launched a specially commissioned 2015 Advent calendar on the homepage of the Irish Catholic bishops’ website …read more
"If we are to accompany those who suffer, then like the light passing through the stained glass windows of this Cathedral, we must let God’s power and healing pass through us"
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis has prepared for his meeting this evening with priests and religiousin Uganda. He did not give this address, and instead chose to …read more
Pope to Religious: You Can’t Depend on Legacy of Martyrs, Future Is in Your Hands Says With Memory, Fidelity and Prayer, Uganda Will Continue to Be Pearl of Africa Pope Francis concluded the …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis has prepared for his meeting today with youth in Uganda. He did not give this address, and instead chose to speak off-the-cuff. A …read more
Francis Tells Poor That Respecting the 'Sacred 3 L's' of Land, Lodging and Labor Is Not Philanthropy, But Moral Duty
"The social and environmental debt owed to the poor of cities can be paid by respecting their sacred right of the 'three L's': Land, Lodging, Labour," the Pope said today, stressing,"This is …read more