2014

"He does not forget about each of us with a first and last name"

Pope Francis Angelus - St. Peter's Square - Vatican City, March 02, 2014 Dear brothers and sisters, hello! At the center of this Sunday’s liturgy we find one of the most comforting truths: divine providence. The prophet Isaiah presents it as an image of maternal love full of tenderness, and says this: “Could a woman forget [...]

Francis Opens to Public the Gardens at Castel Gandolfo

'Where Splendor of Art and Glory of Nature Coexist in Admirable Equilibrium' Rome,   March 03, 2014 A statement from the director of the Vatican Museums says it was Pope Francis himself who decided to make accessible to everyone the gardens of the Pontifical Villas “where the splendor of art and the glory of nature co-exist in [...]

"Accompany, don't condemn, those who have experience failure in marriage".

Pope Francis' Morning Mass - Casa Santa Marta - Vatican City, February, 28 2014 From the Vatican Radio In remarks following the readings of the day, the Holy Father focused on the beauty of marriage and warned that the Church must accompany – not  condemn – those who experience failure in married life. He explained that Christ [...]

Pope Francis' appeal for Venezuela

Pope Francis' appeal for Venezuela during the General Audience - St. Peter's Square - February, 26 2014 "I am following with particular concern what is happening these days in Venezuela. I hope profoundly that the violence and hostilities will cease as soon as possible and that the whole Venezuelan people, beginning with political and institutional leaders, will use the [...]

Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio on Financial Management of the Holy See

Vatican City, February 24, 2014 Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio, “Fidelis et dispensator Prudens”. "Like a faithful and prudent manager who has the task of carefully looking after what has been entrusted to him, the Church is aware of her responsibility to protect and manage her assets, in the light of her mission of [...]

"Pray for us to be good servants: good servants, not good bosses!"

Pope Francis' Angelus - St. Peter Square - February 23, 2014 Dear brothers and sisters, hello! In the second reading this Sunday, St. Paul says: “So let no one boast of men. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future, all [...]

Many times Jesus turns to us and asks us: 'But who do you say I am?'

Pope Francis' Morning Mass - Casa Santa Marta - Vatican City, February 20, 2014 Every day, Pope Francis explained, Christ asks “who” He is for us, but it is only possible to answer by living as disciples. It is the life of a disciple, more than a life of study, that allows a Christian to really [...]

"A society is truly open to life when it recognizes that life is precious even in the elderly population, in the disabled, and even in those who are gravely ill or in the process of dying."

Pope Francis' Message to the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life Vatican City, February 20, 2014 To Our Venerable Brother Msgr. Carrasco de Paula President of the Pontifical Academy for Life I extend my warmest and most sincere regards to you, your excellencies the Cardinals, and all the participants of the General Assembly of the [...]

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