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Pope at Angelus: ‘Jesus’ eternal kingdom founded on love’

Ahead of the Sunday Angelus prayer on the Solemnity of Christ the King, Pope Francis says Jesus came to establish an eternal kingdom which is founded on love and gives peace, freedom, and fullness of life. Pope Francis prayed the Angelus on Sunday with thousands of pilgrims huddled under umbrellas in a rainy St. Peter’s Square. [...]

Pope: ‘when we meet the Lord we will bring only what we have given’

Reflecting on the Gospel reading of the day at the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that when we meet the Lord we will be called to account for our lives. Addressing the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus, Pope Francis on Sunday reflected on the Gospel passage in which the Lord [...]

Pope Francis at Angelus: ‘It’s evil not to do good!’

Ahead of the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis said being a good Christian is more than merely not doing evil: A good Christian does good and actively opposes evil. Pope Francis prayed the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday with tens of thousands of pilgrims, including a large group of young Italians to whom [...]

Transmit the faith with the courage of truth and witness

During his homily at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta Pope Francis reflected on the how we announce the Gospel message saying that words are empty if they do not reflect real life. At the heart of Pope Francis’ homily on Friday morning in the Casa Santa Marta was a reflection on how to transmit the faith. Taking [...]

To meet Jesus, we must go on the journey

"The Christian faith is not a theory or a philosophy – it is the encounter with Jesus." The Pope emphasized that in order to truly encounter Jesus we undertake the journey with three attitudes: "vigilant in prayer, industrious in charity, exultant in praise." Encountering Jesus: this is “the grace that we desire in Advent.” Pope Francis [...]

Homily for the Canonization of Mother Teresa

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Holy Mass and Rite of Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta During his homily, the Holy Father said, “Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defence of human life, those unborn and [...]

Pope Francis at Mass in Gyumri, Armenia

Speaking at Holy Mass Saturday in Gyumri, Armenia, Pope Francis recalled the “terrible devastation” wrought by the massive 1988 earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people and gave thanks “for all that has been rebuilt.” In his Homily, the Pope offered three “stable foundations upon which we can tirelessly build and rebuild the Christian life.” [...]

Regina Caeli: On the Suffering in Ukraine

“My thoughts go out to all populations that thirst for reconciliation and peace” On this day that is, as it were, the heart of the Holy Year of Mercy, my thoughts go out to all populations that thirst for reconciliation and peace. I think in particular of the turmoil, here in Europe, of those who suffer [...]

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