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‘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 [...]

"Urbi et Orbi" Christmas Message and Blessing of Pope Francis

On Christmas Day Pope Francis prays for world peace and gives his "Urbi et Orbi" blessing Pope Francis has appealed for peace and for a world in which children across the globe may be able to hope for a future of justice, security and joy. The Pope's words came on Christmas Day as he addressed the city and the world during his traditional [...]

Pope Francis prays Angelus on Gaudete Sunday

On the Third Sunday of Advent - called "Gaudete Sunday" in reference to the introit traditionally sung at the Mass of the day, which begins, "Gaudete in Domino semper", Pope Francis prayed the traditional Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, beneath the window of the Papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace. We bring [...]

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 [...]

Missionary disciples put Christ first

Pope Francis used his remarks ahead of the traditional Sunday Angelus prayer to reflect on the essential characteristics of Christian missionary discipleship, which he identified as being bound to Our Lord Jesus Christ and being bearers of Him – ambassadors of Christ, as St. Paul says –    “ who put on Christ and bring Him [...]

By | 2017-07-02T15:59:52+00:00 Jul 2nd, 2017|Categories: Angelus|Tags: , , , , , |

Listening With One’s Heart

‘Our life is completely safe in the hands of Jesus and the Father’ Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Today’s Gospel (JN 10: 27-30) gives us some expressions spoken by Jesus during the feast of the dedication of the temple in Jerusalem, which was celebrated at the end of December. He is right in the temple [...]

It’s Never Too Late to Convert

“Have you thought about the patience of God?” Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Every day, unfortunately, the newspapers report bad news: homicides, accidents, catastrophes… in the passage from today’s Gospel, Jesus refers to two tragic happenings of his day which had caused a stir: a cruel suppression carried out by Roman soldiers in the temple, [...]

By | 2016-02-28T17:46:35+00:00 Feb 28th, 2016|Categories: Angelus, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

On the Feast of the Holy Trinity: "Contemplate the wonderful mystery from which we come from and where we go towards"

Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity, that reminds of the mystery of the one God in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Trinity is the communion of Divine Persons who are with one another, for one another, in one another: this communion is the life of God, the [...]

By | 2015-05-31T13:27:35+00:00 May 31st, 2015|Categories: Angelus|Tags: , , , , |

The Torch Passes From Bertone to Parolin

Pope Francis Archbishop Pietro Parolin was absent from the ceremony of his installation as the new Vatican secretary of state on October 15. Struck by gallstones (or appendicitis, according to other sources), Parolin had to undergo an urgent, though not grave, operation. During the ceremony, Pope Francis thanked the outgoing secretary of state, Cardinal [...]

Sidebar: Archbishop Parolin’s Devotion to Our Lady of Coromoto

By Alberto Carosa   In late August, Pope Francis announced his choice of Archbishop Pietro Parolin, apostolic nuncio to Venezuela, to replace the outgoing secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. In accepting the resignation of Bertone, 78, the Pope asked him to remain in his position until October 15 “with all the faculties proper to the [...]

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