Resurrection

'Our faith makes us men and women of hope'

Pope Francis on Friday celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for all those Cardinals and Bishops who have died over the past year. During his homily the Pope reflected on the reality of death, but he also reminded us of the promise of eternal life which is grounded in our union with the risen Christ. “Today’s celebration, Pope Francis said, [...]

God's unconditional love gives hope

Pope Francis on Wednesday continued his reflections on Christian hope, as he greeted thousands of pilgrims and visitors gathered in St Peter’s Square and in the Paul VI audience hall for his weekly general audience. Pope Francis began his reflection by noting that none of us can live without love. Yet many people today, he went [...]

‘Shepherd the people of God with humility’

Jesus entrusted his sheep to Peter, the most sinful of the remaining eleven apostles, and invited him to shepherd the People of God with humility and love, despite his mistakes and sins. Pope Francis commented on the Gospel of the day (Jn 21:15-19), in which the Risen Jesus converses with Peter on the lake shore where [...]

Pope Francis: homily at Easter Vigil, 2017

Pope Francis delivered the homily at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on the evening of Holy Saturday, 2017. Below, please find the full text of his prepared remarks, in their official English translation. Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Easter Vigil 15 April 2017 “After the Sabbath, as the first day of the [...]

Pope’s Regina Caeli Address on Easter Monday

‘If Christ is resurrected, we can look with new eyes and a new heart at every event of our life, including the most negative. The moments of darkness, of failure and also of sin can be transformed and proclaim a new way.’ In this Monday after Easter, known as “Monday of the Angel,” our hearts are [...]

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Stop the hands of the violent

During Easter celebrations the Pope remembers the many victims of violence around the world and cries out against attack on Christian in Pakistan “Stop the hands of the violent, who spread terror and death; and may for love, justice and reconciliation to reign in the world”. The Pope prayed for peace at the Regina Caeli in [...]