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Pope sends greetings to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

File photo of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew on 17 September 2019 (Vatican Media) June 29, 2020 Pope Francis expresses his spiritual closeness with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, as the Covid-19 pandemic keeps his delegation from making a traditional visit to Rome. By Devin Watkins & Christopher Wells On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and [...]

Pope at Mass: Let us be challenged by Jesus, like Peter and Paul

CNS photo/Paul Haring June 29, 2020 On the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, Pope Francis invites us to be builders of unity and prophets of God’s heaven on earth. In keeping with health precautions, the Holy Father celebrated Mass at the “Altar of the Chair” in St Peter’s Basilica, with the participation of [...]

Pope at Angelus: Gratitude is a sign of the kingdom of God

Pope Francis leads the Angelus on Sunday (Vatican Media) June 28, 2020 Ahead of the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis urges Christians to carry our cross in Jesus’ footsteps with generosity and grateful hearts. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis prayed the traditional Marian prayer of the Angelus on Sunday, and reflected on Jesus’ [...]

Pope at Audience: We are never alone if we bring our lives to God in prayer

CNS photo/Vatican Media June 24, 2020 At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on how King David prayed while shepherding God’s people with his poet’s soul. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis focused his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the Biblical figure of King David. “Favored by God even from his youth, [...]

Pope at Angelus: Have no fear, for the Father cares for us

CNS photo/Vatican Media June 21, 2020 Pope Francis invites Christian disciples to “have no fear” in the face of hostility, persecution, and even the feeling of being abandoned by God. By Christopher Wells In his reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, Pope Francis said that Jesus’s invitation to the disciples, to have no fear, resonates: Jesus, [...]

Annual Global Rosary Relay invites prayers for Pope Francis

The annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of all Priests (AFP or licensors) June 19, 2020 The annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of all Priests takes place on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 19 June. This year participants are being invited to pray for Pope Francis By [...]

Pope at Angelus: Allow yourselves to be transformed

Pope Francis during his Sunday Angelus (Vatican Media) June 14, 2020 On the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, Pope Francis reflects on the mystical and communal effects of the Eucharist. By Vatican News During his Sunday Angelus on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Pope Francis [...]

Pope at Audience: Wrestling with God a metaphor for prayer

CNS photo/Vatican Media June 10, 2020 Pope Francis continues his cycle of catechesis on prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, focusing on the story of Jacob “wrestling with God” in the book of Genesis. By Christopher Wells At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on the life of the patriarch Jacob, whose [...]

Pope at Angelus: The Trinity is love in service of the world

CNS photo/Vatican Media June 7, 2020 On the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis tells the faithful during the Angelus that God loves the world, despite its sins. By Vatican News Taking his inspiration from Sunday’s Gospel on this, the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis underlined God’s love for [...]

Pope at Audience: Prayer cultivates flowers of rebirth

Pope Francis during Weekly General Audience May 27, 2020 Pope Francis continues his catechesis on prayer, turning his thoughts to the prayer of the just. By Francesca Merlo Pope Francis began his General Audience on Wednesday telling the faithful that “God’s plan regarding humanity is for the good”, even though “we experience the presence [...]

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