Tags: Pope Francis
Video. Rome Reports. The cold and rain weren't an obstacle for the thousands of pilgrims who filled St. Peter's Square in his weekly General Audience. Pope Francis couldn't help but notice all the umbrellas covering the square.
"I can see that you're brave...under all this [...]
Tags: Priesthood, Sacraments, Pope Francis
Thousands of pilgrims came to St. Peter's Square on Sunday despite the heavy rain to listen to the Pope's Angelus. He talked about the episode when Jesus meets the Samaritan woman. For the Pope, Jesus didn't pay attention to the "hostility that existed between Jews [...]
Tags: Lent, Pope Francis, mercy
Rome Reports. To celebrate Father's Day, which is also the Feast Day of St. Joseph, the Pope started off his general audience by congratulating all dads out in the Square, and really throughout the world.
"Let's see. Are there any dads out here in the [...]
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Video. Rome Reports. Reflecting on Sunday's Gospel, the Pope talked about the Transfiguration, where the Apostles are asked by God, to listen to Jesus. The Pope explained that this isn't just for the Apostles. Those who read the Gospel, he said, also listen to the [...]
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Sun and even heat welcomed the thousands of pilgrims who came to St. Peter's on Sunday. In the first Angelus of Lent, Pope Francis talked about temptation. In particular, the moment when Jesus is tempted by the devil.
He emphasized that Jesus teaches how to overcome [...]
Tags: Conversion, Lent, Pope Francis
Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis at Wednesday's General Audience to Lent. He defined it as a time of conversion."Lent is a strong point. It's a turning point that can favor within all of us a change, a conversion. We all need to improve, to change, [...]
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Despite the rain, thousands of pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square to listen to the Pope's Angelus message on Sunday morning.
He talked about the Gospel reading of the day, and asked Christians not to be too concerned about material wealth because "there are no pockets [...]
Tags: Generosity, Justice, Rome, Pope Francis
Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis explained the meaning behind the Anointing of the Sick, which "expresses God’s merciful presence to the sick, the suffering and the aged.”
The Pope added that this sacraments allows the Church be close to those who suffer, and that it shows [...]
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The Pope's message for Lent 2014, which begins March 5, focuses on Christ's poverty, "the greatest treasure of all: Jesus’ wealth is that of his boundless confidence in God the Father, his constant trust, his desire always and only to do the Father’s will and [...]
Tags: Charity, Conversion, Detachment, Divine sonship, Pope Francis, mercy