Pope Francis in Cairo: full text of homily at Sat AM Mass

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Pope Francis was the principal celebrant and homilist at Mass for Egyptian Catholics in the “Air Defense Stadium” in Cairo on Saturday. Below, please find the full text of the Holy Father’s prepared remarks, in their official English translation. Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Holy Mass, Cairo 29 April 2017         […]

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Corpus Domini homily

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« Do this in remembrance of me » (1 Cor 11 :24-25). Twice the Apostle Paul, writing to the community in Corinth, recalls this command of Jesus in his account of the institution of the Eucharist. It is the oldest testimony we have to the words of Christ at the Last Supper. “Do this”. That […]

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Letter #47, 2016: Corpus Christi

May 26, 2016, Thursday — The Pope’s Homily on the Feast of Corpus Christi Pope Francis Remembers What Jesus Did, And What He Asks… “Jesus was broken; he is broken for us. And he asks us to give ourselves, to break ourselves, as it were, for others.” —Pope Francis, today in Rome, in his homily […]

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On the Bread of Life: “Christ is the ‘living bread’, the indispensable nourishment.”

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Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Today, we conclude the reading from the Gospel of John’s sixth chapter, with the discourse on the “Bread of Life”, which Jesus delivered in the aftermath of the miracle of multiplication of the loaves and fish. At the end of that discourse, the great enthusiasm of the day before […]

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On John 6: “Communion is assimilation: eating Him, we become Him”

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Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In these Sundays, the Liturgy proposes to us, from the Gospel of John, Jesus’ discourse on the Bread of Life, that is He Himself and that is also the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Today’s passage (Jn. 6, 51-58) presents the last part of that discourse, and refers to some […]

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The Sacrament of the Eucharist: source of encounter, forgiveness, nourishment

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Pope Francis General Audience – St. Peter Square – February 12, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters: Continuing our catechesis on the Sacraments of Initiation, I wish to reflect on how we live the Eucharist in our daily lives, as a Church and individual Christians. First, the Eucharist affects the way we see others. In his […]

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Pope Francis catechesis dedicated to the Sacrament of Confirmation

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Wednesday Audience – St. Peter Square – February 5, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! Today I will speak to you about the Eucharist. The Eucharist is at the heart of “Christian initiation”, together with Baptism and Confirmation, and it constitutes the source of the Church’s life itself. From this Sacrament of love, in […]

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