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Pope reflects on death at Mass at Casa Santa Marta

The thought of death saves us from the illusion of being “masters of time.” At Mass on Thursday morning, Pope Francis’ homily focused on the reality of death. In his homily at the daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reflected on three realities: “Death is a fact; death is an inheritance; death is [...]

The Pope invites the faithful to open their ears and their hearts to God’s Word

During his catechesis at the weekly General Audience Pope Francis told those present that Christians need to be constantly open to and challenged by the Word of God. Pope Francis invited the faithful to place themselves in silent openness to God’s saving message as it resounds in the ecclesial assembly and is a fundamental aspect of God’s [...]

‘Shepherds should show tenderness and closeness of Jesus’

During his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis says those entrusted with shepherding God’s people should always show Jesus’ tenderness and closeness, as set out in the readings of the day (Mark 5:21-43). Pope Francis took his cue from the day’s Gospel according to Mark, which indicates “a day [...]

Jesus our Teacher, powerful in words and deeds

Pope Francis reflected on Sunday's Gospel ahead of the Angelus on Sunday. At the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel for the fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time. A prophet powerful in word and deed The Holy Father set the day’s Gospel within “the larger story described as the ‘day [...]

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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 [...]

Unsung Catholic heroes of the Holocaust

A Catholic Communications Officer in Britain speaks about some of the little-known Catholic men and women who risked their own lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. An official at a Catholic Diocese in northern England said there are many hidden Catholic heroes of the Holocaust, the story of whose bravery needs to be brought to [...]

Pope presides at ecumenical Vespers service

Pope Francis presided at Vespers for the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul at the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. As is traditional, Pope Francis presided over an ecumenical Vespers service at the Basilica of Saint Paul’s Outside the Walls for the conclusion of the annual Week of Prayer for [...]

General Audience of 24 January 2018

In his catechesis at Wednesday's General Audience, Pope Francis focused on the highlights of his Apostolic Journey to Chile and Peru. Below, please find the English-language summary of Pope Francis' catechesis at the General Audience for 24 January 2018: Dear brothers and sisters: In my recent Apostolic Journey to Chile and Peru, I had the [...]

Pope invites Christians of all denominations to be instruments of peace

Amongst those received in audience by Pope Francis at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was the Finnish Ecumenical Delegation. Pope Francis has thanked the Lutheran Catholic Dialogue Commission for Finland for a recently issued ecumenical document. The Pope was receiving in audience the Finnish Ecumenical Delegation as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity drew to [...]

‘Seek out where Jesus lives’

Before reciting the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on the day’s Gospel reading and invites us to go out in search of Jesus to “see where He lives”. Pope Francis prayed the Angelus on Sunday with pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square, reflecting on the day’s readings at Mass and the World Day of [...]

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