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Christ's coming means conversion, change

At the Angelus on St Stephen's Day, Pope Francis said that Christ’s coming into the world means we must “convert” and change our way of thinking. Pope Francis said that Christ’s coming into the world means we must “convert” and change our way of thinking. The Holy Father was speaking ahead of the Angelus on Tuesday. In Italy, and [...]

Pope contemplates Our Lady of Sorrows at Santa Marta Mass

Pope Francis’ homily at the Mass in the Casa Santa Marta this morning focused on the figure of Our Lady of Sorrows, whose feast day the Church celebrates on September 15th. Contemplating the Mother of Jesus We need to contemplate the Mother of Jesus, said the Pope, we need to contemplate “this sign of contradiction, because [...]

On the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows: “I will not leave you orphaned, I give you a mother”

In a seemingly “orphaned” world there is hope for a “contagious motherhood” that brings acceptance, tenderness and forgiveness. During Mass at Santa Marta on Tuesday, 15 September, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, in the presence of the Council of Cardinals, Pope Francis reflected on the motherhood of Mary and of the Church which, without [...]