Articles on this issue "missions"
Below is the Vatican-provided translation ofPope Francis' addressto thousands of altar servers from various countriesin St. Peter's Square tonight: *** Dear Altar Servers, Good evening. I …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Friday to the general assembly of the Pontifical Missionary Works. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am pleased to meet with you …read more
"Today, the Church’s mission is faced by the challenge of meeting the needs of all people to return to their roots and to protect the values of their respective cultures."
Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis' message for the 89thWorld Mission Sunday to be celebrated October 18, 2015: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, The 2015 World Mission Sunday …read more
This afternoon, in the Great Hall of the Saint Pius X Palace, the 18th Public Session of the Pontifical Academies is taking place whose theme this year is: “Oculata fides: Reading the truth …read more
At the Annual Civic Mass, celebrated on the Feast of Christ the King, Nov. 24, and the closing Sunday of the Year of Faith, the Archbishop of Birmingham said that 50 years on from the Second …read more
After the recitation of the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis commemorated World Mission Day in his address to thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square. The mission of the Church, …read more
Continuing his catechesis on the Creed, Pope Francis reflected on the apostolic and missionary aspect of the Church. Thousands flocked to St. Peter’s Square to listen to the Holy Father’s …read more
In a letter addressed to the Bishop of the diocese of the Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception) in Argentina, Pope Francis sent his greetings on the occasion of the dioceses' …read more
On Saturday in Rio, Pope Francis met with the bishops of Brazil, telling them that more than a formal address, he wanted to share with them some reflections. Below are some of the highlights …read more
In a note reflecting Francis' sense of humor as well as his missionary zeal, the Pope offered guidelines to the bishops of Argentina, gathered in their plenary assembly till Saturday. Francis …read more
Here is the translation of Benedict XVI’s homily from Sunday during the celebration of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Frascati. * * * Dear brothers and sisters! I am very glad to be with you …read more