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Pope prays for those helping to solve problems caused by Covid-19

CNS photo/Vatican Media During Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday morning, Pope Francis turns his thoughts to the problems that will be caused after the coronavirus pandemic. In his homily, he recalls Our Lady of Sorrows, inviting us to thank her for being our Mother. April 3, 2020 In his prayer intention [...]

Pope prays for the homeless and those who suffer out of sight

CNS photo/Vatican Media During morning Mass on Thursday, Pope Francis turned his thoughts to those who are living this time of sorrow and fear, hidden in the cracks of society. (playback included) April 2, 2020  In his opening words at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said “these days of sorrow and [...]

Pope Francis prays for those working in the media

CNS photo/Vatican Media At the daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis prayed for all those who work in the media. He reflected on the importance of Christian discipleship, which means remaining in the Lord. April 1, 2020 Pope Francis’ prayer intention for Wednesday’s Mass at the Casa Santa Marta was “for all [...]

Pope at Audience: a pure heart sees God

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis focuses the catechesis of his General Audience on the sixth Beatitude, which promises that those with a pure heart will see God. April 1, 2020 The sixth Beatitude promises that those with a pure heart will see God. Pope Francis began his catechesis explaining that anyone who seeks the [...]

Pope at Mass: ‘We pray for those who remain in fear’

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis prayed for those overcome by “fear because of the pandemic”, and reflected on the two women from Monday’s readings during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. (playback included) March 30, 2020 The Pope’s intention for Mass on Monday morning at the Casa Santa Marta was “for the many people [...]

Pope at Mass: ‘I am thinking of the people who are weeping’

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis expresses the desire during Mass on Sunday morning at the Casa Santa Marta that this Fifth Sunday of Lent be a Sunday of tears. (playback included) March 29, 2020 “I am thinking of the many people who are weeping”, Pope Francis said, introducing the liturgy for the Fifth Sunday [...]

Angelus: Pope appeals for global ceasefire amid Covid pandemic

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis joins the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres in calling for a global ceasefire as the world faces the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic. March 29, 2020 In words following the recitation of the Marian Prayer on Sunday,  Pope Francis highlighted an appeal launched by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, [...]

Pope at Mass prays for those experiencing hunger

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis’s intention for morning Mass celebrated at the Casa Santa Marta on Saturday morning is for all those experiencing hunger as a result of the measures to contain the coronavirus. (playback included) March 28, 2020 The Pope began Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Saturday morning praying for [...]

Pope’s special Urbi et Orbi blessing: ‘God turns everything to our good’

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis delivers an extraordinary blessing “To the City and to the World” on Friday to pray for an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. In his meditation, the Pope reflects on Jesus’ words to His disciples: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” March 27, 2020 Pope Francis held [...]

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