Special Event

A collection of all the special events in which the Pope has spoken.

Pope: Indigenous Peoples and grandmothers are a precious treasure of the Church

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) July 27, 2022 Following the Mass in the Commonwealth Stadium of Edmonton, on Tuesday, Pope Francis celebrates a Liturgy of the Word at Lac Ste. Anne, one of the most sacred sites for Indigenous peoples of North America, long known as a place of healing. In his homily he says [...]

The ‘solemn purpose’ of the Pope’s penitential pilgrimage

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) July 24, 2022 Indigenous people in Canada eagerly await Pope Francis' message of repentance and reconciliation as he begins his "penitential pilgrimage" in Canada. As Pope Francis was arriving in Canada on Sunday morning, parishioners at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in downtown Edmonton were celebrating Sunday Mass. [...]

Pope at Palm Sunday Mass: With Jesus, it is never too late

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) April 10, 2022 Presiding over the liturgy of Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Pope Francis encourages us to journey toward Easter with God's forgiveness, and recalls that as Christ gazes upon "our violent and tormented world," Jesus never tires of repeating: "Father forgive them for they know not what they [...]

Pope at Mass in Malta: With Jesus, a new different life is always possible

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) April 3, 2022 Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Floriana during his Apostolic Visit to Malta, and reminds Christians that Jesus always offers us the possibility of a new life. With Jesus Christ, a new and different life is always possible. Pope Francis stressed this during his second day in Malta during [...]

Pope Francis released from hospital returns to Vatican

(CNS photo/Cristiano Corvino, Reuters TV screengrab) July 14, 2021 The Pope leaves Gemelli hospital on Wednesday morning and visits the Basilica of Saint Mary Major to pray before the icon of the Virgin Mary Salus Populi Romani before returning to the Vatican just before 12 pm. Alessandro De Carolis - Vatican City The Director [...]

Pope Francis thanks everyone for “closeness and prayer”

Pope Francis July 7, 2021 Pope Francis sends his first tweet since last Sunday thanking well-wishers for their prayers and concern over his health and recovery. Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis sent a tweet at 1:30 pm Rome time on Wednesday thanking people around the world for their kind messages and care regarding [...]

Pope to Ecumenical Delegation: We are called on to distinguish, discern and sift

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) June 28, 2021 Pope Francis meets with a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew and speaks of the importance of Christian communion as an example as we seek global communion after the pandemic. By Francesca Merlo Addressing the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in the Vatican on [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: Encountering Christ means finding peace of heart

Pope Francis in the Apostolic LIbrary, from where he recited the Regina Coeli (Vatican Media) April 5, 2021 At the Regina Coeli on Easter Monday, Pope Francis speaks of the angel's appearance and the proclamation of Christ's Resurrection, noting that in finding the Risen Christ we discover peace of heart. By Vatican News staff [...]

Pope in Iraq: Our martyrs shine together like stars in the same sky!

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) March 7, 2021 At the conclusion of the Mass in Erbil, Pope Francis praised the generosity and heroic witness of the Iraqis, while thanking all those who made his visit possible. Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis offered his heartfelt gratitude to the local Church leaders in Erbil; to Mar Gewargis III, [...]

Pope at Urbi et Orbi: Christmas reminds us we are all united as brothers and sisters

Pope Francis delivers his Christmas message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the Hall of Blessings at the Vatican Dec. 25, 2020. Also pictured are Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, and Msgr. Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) “To [...]

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