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Georg Ratzinger, brother of Pope emeritus Benedict, dies in Regensburg

CNS photo/Michaela Rehle, Reuters The elderly Bavarian priest had been hospitalized in Regensburg, in Bavaria, where he lived and where he received his brother Joseph’s final visit, with whom he had been ordained on the same day. July 1, 2020  Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of the Pope emeritus, died Wednesday morning, aged 96. [...]

Benedict XVI visits his sick brother in Germany

Retired Pope Benedict XVI is seen in a file photo praying with his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, 96, in his private chapel at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, traveled to Regensburg today to be alongside his brother Georg, accompanied by Archbishop Gänswein, the vice commander of the Vatican [...]

Pope at Audience: true believers intercede for the world

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis continues his cycle of catechesis on prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, focusing on the biblical figure of Moses. June 17, 2020 Pope Francis began his General Audience on Wednesday by noting that “God never liked to have anything to do with those who prayed the 'easy' way”. He [...]

Pope at Audience: God does not abandon us, He is companion and guide

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience on Wednesday continues his catechesis on prayer, focusing his attention on the “prayer of Abraham”. June 3, 2020 At the center of Pope Francis’ catechesis on prayer at his General Audience on Wednesday was the figure of Abraham. The Pope explained that with this [...]

Pope at Pentecost: Holy Spirit unites Christians as God’s children in self-giving

CNS photo/Vatican Media On the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis urges Christians to ask the Holy Spirit to free them from the paralysis of selfishness and make a gift of themselves by serving and doing good. Playback included. May 31, 2020  Pope Francis celebrated the Solemnity of Pentecost with a Mass in St. Peter’s [...]

Pope Francis to pray the rosary with the Shrines of the world

CNS photo/Vatican Media The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization announces that Pope Francis is to join Marian sanctuaries across the world, to pray to the Virgin Mary for help amidst the pandemic. May 26, 2020 "Devoted and with one accord to prayer, together with Mary (cf. Acts 1:14)". On this theme Pope [...]

Pope at Mass: that governments, scientists, politicians may find just solutions to Covid-19

Vatican Media Pope Francis, at Mass on Easter Monday at Casa Santa Marta, urges prayers that governments, scientists and politicians may find just solutions to the Covid-19 crisis, in favor of the people. This task, he said in his homily, will depend on their choice between the life of the people and [...]

Pope at Regina Caeli: ‘Life has the last word’

CNS photo/Vatican Media From the library of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis holds the noon-day Regina Caeli on Easter Monday, saying "Jesus resurrection tells us that death does not have the last word, life does". April 13, 2020  “Today, Easter Monday of the Angel, the joyous proclamation of Christ’s resurrection resounds”. Pope Francis thus [...]

Pope’s Easter Urbi et Orbi message: “The contagion of hope”

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis’ 'Urbi et Orbi message on Easter Sunday challenges us to ban indifference, self-centeredness, division and forgetfulness during this time of Covid-19 – and to spread the “contagion” of hope. April 12, 2020 No banner hung from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica. No bands played the Vatican anthem. [...]

Pope at Easter Vigil: ‘Even from the grave Jesus brings life’

CNS photo/Stefano Dal Pozzolo, pool Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil in an almost empty St Peter’s Basilica, focusing his homily on Jesus’ message of hope and gift of courage due to “the conviction that God is able to make everything work unto good”. (Playback included) April 11, 2020 Pope Francis presided over the [...]

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