Wednesday Audience

A collection of the Pope’s Wednesday Audiences.

Pope at Audience: Meekness unites us, anger drives us apart

CNS/Paul Haring At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on Jesus’ invitation to meekness in the third Beatitude and urges Christians to be people of mercy and hope. February 19, 2020 Turning his attention to the third Beatitude of Matthew’s Gospel – “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” – [...]

Pope at Audience: Sorrow is rooted in love for God

CNS photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience in the Paul VI hall, reflects on the second Beatitude: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”, and he explains that there are two types of sorrow. February 12, 2020 The Pope continued his journey through the Beatitudes on Wednesday reflecting [...]

Pope at Audience: Being poor in spirit is true freedom

CNS/Paul Haring Pope Francis reflects on the Beatitude “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” as he continues his catechesis on the Beatitudes during the weekly General Audience. February 5, 2020 In his catechesis on the first Beatitude — “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is [...]

Pope at Audience: the Beatitudes are a message for humanity

CNS photo/Paul Haring Inaugurating a new cycle of catechesis dedicated to the Beatitudes, Pope Francis reflects on Jesus’ invitation to conduct a life of humility, poverty, and mercy. January 29, 2020 Pope Francis said that in order to give Himself to us, God often chooses "unthinkable" paths that point us beyond our “limitations, tears, [...]

Pope at Audience: Give migrants the same hospitality St Paul received

CNS photo/Vatican Media Dedicating his Catechesis to “hospitality” - the theme of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Pope Francis urges the faithful to be like the people of Malta, who welcomed and accepted St Paul and his companions in their moment of difficulty, as they were shipwrecked on the island. [...]

Pope at Audience: Even if Church is persecuted, it never tires of welcoming

  CNS photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis, concluding his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles tells pilgrims that even if the Church is persecuted and chained, it never tires of welcoming with a motherly heart. Joining pilgrims in the Paul VI hall on Wednesday, Pope Francis concluded his catechesis on the Acts of the [...]

Pope at Audience: Live trials by clinging to Christ

CNS photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis resumes his weekly General Audience on Wednesday following the Christmas break, continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles. January 8, 2020 A New Year but a continuing catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles. Pilgrims and tourists joined Pope Francis in the Paul VI Hall on Wednesday [...]

Pope at Audience: ‘Life is reborn at Christmas’

CNS photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis invites Christians to make a crib in their homes as a preparation for Christmas, noting that in a world in which weapons continue to be manufactured, the crib is “an artisanal image of peace.” “Christmas is a week away,” Pope Francis reminded those present for the weekly General Audience, [...]

Pope at Audience: martyrdom is the air that Christians breathe

CNS/Paul Haring During his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis held up the figure of St. Paul as a model for Christians saying suffering, persecution and martyrdom are a sign that they are walking in the footsteps of the Lord. December 11, 2019 Even today Christians are being persecuted and marginalized, Pope Francis said [...]

Pope at Audience: Pray and Entrust Yourself to the Lord

At Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on St Paul’s ministry in Ephesus, and on his farewell to the leaders of the Christian community there. Pope Francis continued his series of catechesis on the Acts of the Apostle’s during his weekly General Audience in St Peter’s Square. The Holy Father looked at St Paul’s ministry in [...]

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