Wednesday Audience

A collection of the Pope’s Wednesday Audiences.

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 [...]

Pope Francis recalls his visit to Thailand and Japan

CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters Pope Francis’ catechesis during Wednesday’s General Audience is devoted to his Apostolic Journey to Thailand and Japan. November 27, 2019 The Pope told pilgrims and tourists in St Peter’s Square that this visit had increased his closeness and affection for the peoples of both Thailand and Japan. Thailand and the [...]

Pope at Audience: Always build bridges, never aggression

Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience invites the faithful to ask the Holy Spirit, “for the capacity to delicately inculturate the message of faith, placing a contemplative gaze on those who are ignorant of Christ”. Build bridges with those who do not believe or with those who have a different creed from ours. “Always build [...]

Pope: The Holy Spirit and the unchained power of the Gospel

CNS photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience says the Holy Spirit is the protagonist of the Church's mission. Despite pilgrims and tourists having their umbrellas to the ready for Wednesday’s General Audience, the brief drizzle that descended on St Peter’s Square then turned into a clear sky as Pope Francis reflected [...]

Pope at Audience: Church must always be open, expansive, welcoming

CNS photo/Paul Haring In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on how the first Christians resolve their differences at the “Council of Jerusalem”, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. October 23, 2019 Pope Francis began his catechesis by saying that the Book of Acts recounts the long journey of [...]

Pope at Audience: An evangelizer should not impede God’s creativity

CNS photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis in his General Audience of Wednesday, focuses on the experience of St. Peter in the Acts of the Apostles to urge Christians to allow themselves to be amazed by God’s surprises and creativity with which He makes Himself known as the "Lord of all". October 16, 2019 The starting [...]

Pope at Audience: Christ converts our hearts to love others

CNS photo/Paul Haring In his catechesis at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on how God converted the heart of Saul, the persecutor of Christians, and transformed him into the fearless preacher we know as Saint Paul. October 9, 2019 In the Acts of the Apostles, Saul was a religious ideologue who persecuted [...]

Pope at Audience: Holy Spirit is the protagonist of evangelization

CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters Continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles at Wednesday’s General Audience this week, Pope Francis explains on how the Holy Spirit leads the deacon Philip to help the senior official of the Queen of Ethiopia to embrace Christ. October 2, 2019 Pope Francis began his catechesis, explaining how [...]

Pope at Audience: Holy Spirit gives us courage, helps us discern well

Pope Francis makes the sign of the cross at the General Audience (Vatican Media) In his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis says the Holy Spirit gives Christians courage and "the art of discernment" when facing hardship. September 18, 2019 Pope Francis started off by reflecting [...]

Pope at Audience: Church a ‘field hospital’ that cares for sick

Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience (AFP or licensors) At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis says the Church is like “a field hospital” that must care for the sick, even when our actions incite envy and hatred in others. Continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, Pope Francis reflected on [...]

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