“If you haven’t received understanding, be understanding with others, if you haven’t received love, love others; if you have felt the pain of loneliness, approach those that are alone”
Here is a ZENIT translation of the transcription of Pope Francis’ address to youth today in Kenya. He did not follow his prepared text and instead spoke in his native Spanish, with his words simultaneously translated to English. * * * Thank you so much for this Rosary that you said for me. I thank you for you...
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 not philanthropy; it is a moral duty upon all of us." The Pope made this strong statement this morning when speaking to t...
Throwing Aside Script, Pope Francis Asks Kenya's Young People If They'll Allow Difficulties to Destroy or Use Them As Opportunities
Pope Francis has asked Kenya's young people how they will respond to the challenges they face, including those of bad tribalism, corruption, and desperation, and challenged them to get out of vicious cycles. Speaking to tens of thousands gathered in Nairobi's KasaraniStadium, this morning, the Pope listened to ...
"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...
Quote for November 27
'Act, and God will act.'
-Joan of Arc
“'Stand strong in faith! Do not be afraid!' For you belong to the Lord"
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of the homily Pope Francis gave during Mass this morning at the campus of the University of Nairobi: *** God’s word speaks to us in the depths of our …read more
Pope to Kenyans: 'Stand Strong in Faith! Don't Be Afraid' At Mass at University of Nairobi, Pope Reminds Them They Belong to God and He'll Always Be There for Us Becauseallfaithful belong to …read more
"Yet ecumenical and interreligious dialogue is not a luxury. It is not something extra or optional, but essential, something which our world, wounded by conflict and division, increasingly needs. "
Below is a Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address delivered at an interreligious and ecumenical meeting this morning in the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi: *** Dear Friends, I …read more
Praises Africans’ Concern for Environment
Pope Francis brought smiles this evening to Kenyan authorities and members of the diplomatic corps as he finished his address at an official welcoming ceremony with a prayer in Swahili: Mungu …read more
The first Pope from the Americas has kicked off his first Apostolic Visit to Africa, the continent where the Church is growing most rapidly in the world. Pope Francis'flight toucheddown …read more
This Marks Francis' 27th Time Traveling to Rome's Marian Basilica to Pray for Mary's Protection
Last evening, Pope Francis traveled to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to prayfor the success of his trip to Africa, which beganthis morning. This visit marked the Holy Father's 27th …read more
As Pope Arrives, an Overview of the Church and Society in This East African Nation
When Spanish priest Angel Iglesias Solarano, of the Diocese of Madrid, arrived for the first time in Africa in 1971, his first sensation was one of profound disturbance in witnessing the …read more
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