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Pope at Regina Coeli prays for dialogue in Sudan

Sudanese protesters in Khartoum Pope Francis addressed the faithful after celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square asking for prayers for Sudan where scores of people have been killed in political violence. Appeal for dialogue in Sudan Pope Francis appealed for prayers for Sudan on Sunday, where he said news of the past days is causing sadness and [...]

By |2019-06-10T14:51:04+00:00Jun 9th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|Tags: , , , , |

Pope at Audience: courage and filial intimacy to call God “Father”

  Pope Francis at the weekly General Audience in the Vatican, May 22, 2020. At Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis concludes his series of catechesis on the “Our Father” prayer, saying it is the Holy Spirit who is the teacher and protagonist of true prayer. May 22, 2019 In his General Audience this week, [...]

Pope at General Audience: Lord’s prayer confronts full range of evil

Pope Francis waves to the crowds at the General Audience (Vatican Media) Pope Francis focuses his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the final petition of the Lord’s prayer, saying Jesus is at our side to deliver us from all manner of evil. May 15, 2019 “Christian prayer does not close its eyes [...]

By |2019-05-17T19:23:31+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Wednesday Audience|Tags: , , , |

Holy Mass is the prayer "par excellence"

Reading: Luke 11,1-4 [1] He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” [2]He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. [3] Give us each day our [...]

Pope Francis: homily for feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Pope Francis on Thursday morning celebrated Mass in St Peter’s Square to mark the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. In his homily the Pope focused on three words, confession, persecution and prayer, which he said are essential for the life of an apostle today. Please see below the full text of Pope Francis’ homily at [...]

God is a Father; we are never alone

At the weekly General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke on “The Fatherhood of God: the Wellspring of our Hope.” He was continuing his series of catechetical instruction on “Christian Hope.” Pope Francis’ catechesis focused on the Christian prayer par excellence, the Our Father. “The whole mystery of Christian prayer,” he said, “is summed up here, [...]

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 [...]

In a shoreless sea

Prayer, adoration, and acknowledging that we are sinners: these are the three paths which open a Christian to the knowledge and understanding of the mystery of God. Pope Francis reflected on this theme during his homily for Mass at Santa Marta on Thursday, 20 October. The Pontiff’s reflection was inspired by the words of Saint Paul [...]

Pope on how to be salt of the earth and light of the world

Pope Francis has urged believers to be true Christians and give flavor to the life of others, not to be tempted to shine light upon themselves but to bring the light of faith to their neighbors and to mankind. Drawing inspiration from the Gospel reading of the day, Pope Francis spoke of when Jesus told his [...]

By |2016-06-07T16:13:50+00:00Jun 7th, 2016|Categories: Morning Mass Homilies|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On the Gift of the Holy Spirit

“We are not alone! And the sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit is also the peace that Jesus gives to his disciples”   Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! The Gospel of today brings us again to the Upper Room. During the Last Supper, before facing the Passion and death on a cross, Jesus [...]

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