Paul VI Hall

Liturgy a true school of prayer

Pope Francis greets thousands of pilgrims for the General Audience telling them that the liturgy is a true school of prayer Pope Francis on Wednesday continued his catechesis on the Holy Eucharist during his General Audience, focusing his attention on the Gloria and the opening prayer of the Mass. Speaking to the estimated 7 thousand pilgrims and [...]

Penitential rite prepares us for Eucharist

At his first General Audience of the new year, Pope Francis talks about the importance of the penitential rite in preparation for the Holy Eucharist Greeting pilgrims and visitors gathered in the Paul VI Hall on Wednesday, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the celebration of the Eucharist, focusing on the penitential rite which helps us [...]

Pope tells Christians that Mass gives meaning to Sundays

Pope Francis told the faithful on Wednesday that missing out on Mass on Sundays means missing out an encounter with the Lord. Speaking to those present in the Paul VI Hall for the weekly General Audience, the Pope reflected on the question: “why go to Mass on Sunday?” Continuing his catechesis on the Eucharist Pope Francis reminded Christians that we [...]

Pope at General Audience: English Summary

Pope Francis before his General Audience on Wednesday, greeted a Palestinian delegation hosted by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Speaking to those gathered, the Pope told them that it was his hope “that your consultations may help to open a space of sincere dialogue for the benefit of all the members of Palestinian society, and [...]

World Day of the Poor: they open for us the way to heaven

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday – the XXXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time and the first-ever World Day of the Poor – in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Holy Father announced the World Day of the Poor during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, and entrusted its organization and promotion to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization. There were [...]

More than just stars

“Complaining to the Lord is a way of praying”. Pope Francis expressed this in his reflection at the General Audience in the Paul VI Hall on Wednesday, 28 December, as he continued the series of catecheses on the theme of Christian hope. He focused in particular on the experience of Abram, whom, the Pontiff explained, God [...]

Dialogue and respect for coexistence in the Caucasus

· At the General Audience the Pope recalls his trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan · “That all of the peoples of the Caucasus may live in peace and mutual respect”: this was the wish expressed by Pope Francis following his international journey to Georgia and Azerbaijan. On Wednesday morning, 5 October, during the General Audience, the [...]

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