Wednesday General Audience

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, [...]

‘We are called to be gifts for others’

Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis on Wednesday to the Sacrament of Confirmation, a gift – he said – that in turn enables us to become a gift for others. Pope Francis urged Christians who receive the many gifts of the Holy Spirit to give back to others, and not to keep those gifts only for themselves “as [...]

Appeals for peace, care of creation

Pope Francis on Wednesday appealed to public officials and institutions to take greater care of the environment and help prevent natural disasters. Speaking during his Wednesday General Audience, the pope noted that Friday marks the international day for the reduction of natural disasters. He urged those in authority to promote a culture of care for creation, [...]

Pope Francis appeals for ‘One Minute for Peace’ initiative

Pope Francis has appealed for prayers and international participation in the “One Minute for Peace” initiative to be held Thursday, 8 June, at 1:00 PM Rome time. He said the initiative represents “a short moment of prayer on the recurrence of the meeting in the Vatican between me, the mourned Israeli President Peres, and the Palestinian [...]

Jesus journeys with us even in bad times

God walks with us always, “even in the most painful moments” of our lives as he did with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.  Pope Francis continued his series of reflections on Christian hope at his Wednesday General Audience shortly after his meeting with US president Donald Trump. The Pope spoke about the disciples’ meeting [...]

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