A collection of the Pope’s words after the Sunday Angelus

Pope at Angelus: We are called to prepare for Eternal life with our choices

  CNS photo/Vatican Media Before the recitation of the Marian prayer, Pope Francis focuses his attention on Sunday’s Gospel reading in which Jesus is provoked by a question by the Sadducees and in turn offers a wonderful teaching on the resurrection of the dead. November 10, 2019 The Pope remarked that the Lord does [...]

Pope at Angelus: The merciful gaze of Jesus leads to conversion

CNS photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis says Jesus’ merciful gaze rests upon us even before we ourselves realize our need for salvation. November 3, 2019 At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel account of Jesus’ meeting with Zacchaeus in Jericho. Zacchaeus was a tax collector, and for this reason was considered [...]

Pope at All Saints Angelus: ‘Holiness is both gift and call’

CNS photo/Paul Haring At the Angelus prayer on Friday, Pope Francis reflects on the Solemnity of All Saints, and reminds us that holiness is both a gift and an invitation. “Today's Solemnity of All Saints reminds us that we are all called to holiness.” That was how Pope Francis summed up the feast, in [...]

Pope at Angelus: Synod for the Amazon “put out into the deep”

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis reflects on the Synod for the Pan-Amazon Region that concluded with the celebration of Holy Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday morning. October 27, 2019 Before reciting the Angelus prayer this Sunday, Pope Francis commented on the readings of the closing Mass for the Special Assembly of the [...]

Pope: Every baptized person cooperates in the proclamation of the Word

CNS photo/Vatican Media On World Mission Day, Pope Francis renews the call for a missionary commitment on the part of the whole Church. October 20, 2019 World Mission Day “is a good opportunity for every baptized person to become more aware of the need to cooperate in proclaiming the Kingdom of God through a [...]

Pope at Angelus: Living our faith in an attitude of service

Pope Francis reflects on the theme of faith at the Sunday Angelus. In his Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis examined two images used in the day’s Gospel: the mustard seed, and the attentive servant. The parable of the mustard faith In the first image, the Lord says that even faith “the size of a mustard seed” [...]

Pope at Mass: We must not fail to weep. We must not fail to respond

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In his homily, he reflects on this Sunday’s liturgical readings and reminds us “it is not just about migrants”. The first World Day of Migrants and Refugees was celebrated in 1914. Since then, this annual commemoration has become an opportunity to express concern for [...]

Pope at Angelus: People are worth more than possessions

CNS photo/Vatican Media At the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis says that Jesus invites us to befriend wealth so as to transform good and riches into relationships. September 22, 2019 Before the recitation of the Marian Prayer, the Pope recalled the Sunday Gospel in which the protagonist is a cunning [...]

Pope at Angelus: With God, sin does not have the last word

Pope Francis during the Sunday Angelus (Vatican Media) At the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis says that we must never be afraid, as God has “infinite love for us sinners” and that through His forgiveness, evil can be defeated.     Before the recitation of the Marian prayer, the Pope [...]

Pope at Mass in Mauritius: Be a youthful, joyful, missionary Church

Pope Francis carries St John Paul II's crozier at Mass, 30 years later (Vatican Media) Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass at the Mary Queen of Peace Monument in Port Louis. In his homily he describes the Beatitudes as “a Christian’s identity card”. Around 100,000 people attended the Pope’s Mass in Port Louis. That’s roughly [...]

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