Wednesday Audience

A collection of the Pope’s Wednesday Audiences.

Pope at Audience: We can always praise God, whose love never fails

CNS photo/Vatican Media January 13, 2021 Continuing his catechesis on prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on “the prayer of praise”, which is possible in every circumstance because God is always faithful. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis reflected on the dimension of praise in prayer, at the General Audience on Wednesday, [...]

Pope at general audience: Gratitude makes the world better, transmits hope

Pope Francis leads his weekly general audience from the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 30, 2020. In his main talk, the pope focused on the importance of thanking God and letting others see one's gratitude. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of gratitude [...]

Pope at Audience: Those who pray, pray for all

CNS photo/Vatican Media December 16, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on “the prayer of intercession” during his weekly General Audience. By Christopher Wells Continuing his catechesis on prayer, Pope Francis on Wednesday focused on “intercessory prayer”; that is, prayer which asks on behalf of another.” Those who are accustomed to pray, said Pope Francis, “never [...]

Pope at Audience: ‘Never feel ashamed to pray in difficult times’

Pope Francis at the weekly General Audience (Vatican Media) December 9, 2020 In his catechesis at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis urges everyone to listen to the cry that wells up within us especially in moments of difficulty, which he says is the prayer of supplication. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis continued his [...]

Pope at Audience: God blesses us despite our sins

CNS photo/Vatican Media December 2, 2020 Reflecting on blessing as an essential dimension of prayer, Pope Francis in his General Audience says that our response to the God who blesses is also by blessing. We do it through the prayer of praise, adoration and thanksgiving. By Vatican News Pope Francis begins his general audience [...]

Pope at Audience: Love is mystical root of believer’s life

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 25, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on the prayer of the early Church at the General Audience on Wednesday By Christopher Wells At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis turned his gaze to the prayer life of the early Church, as he continued his catechesis on prayer. “The Church’s first [...]

Pope at Audience: Mary a woman of prayer and model for our prayer

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 18, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on prayer and on how the Virgin Mary, who entrusted herself to God with docility, is a model for our own lives. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis greeted the faithful on Wednesday morning, saying: “Today we meet the Virgin Mary as the prayerful [...]

Pope renews Church’s commitment to eradicate clerical sex abuse

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 11, 2020 Speaking in the wake of the release of the McCarrick Report, Pope Francis expresses closeness to all victims of abuse and renews the Church’s commitment to eradicate this evil. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis on Wednesday referred to the release of the McCarrick Report the day [...]

Pope at audience: We must pray always

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 11, 2020 At the General Audience, Pope Francis considers three of Jesus’ parables that emphasis the importance of praying constantly. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis continued his catechesis on prayer on Wednesday, focusing on the quality of perseverance in prayer. Jesus Himself, the Pope said, “has given an example of continual prayer, [...]

Pope prays for innocent victims of hatred and terror

Candles and flowers near the crime scene after multiple shootings in Vienna (ANSA) November 4, 2020 Pope Francis turns his thoughts and prayers to the victims of terror attacks that have bloodied European soil this week describing them as “deplorable acts that aim to compromise fraternal collaboration between religions”. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis [...]

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