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On Good Friday at 5:00 p.m., Rome time in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the celebration of the Lord’s Passion. During the Liturgy of the Word, the Passion according to the Gospel of John was proclaimed. This was followed by the homily delivered by the Preacher of the Papal Household, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap. ...read more
Here is a Zenit translation of the text of the homily Pope Francis gave off-the-cuff after the proclamation of the Holy Gospel. ...read more
On Thursday, Pope Francis presided over the Chrism Mass, during which the sacred oils used for the Sacraments and Ordinations were blessed. In his homily for the Mass, the Holy Father spoke about the “joy of the Gospel”. ...read more
We begin in Rome today where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. Continuing his catechesis on Christian hope the Pope told the pilgrims that our Christian hope is grounded in God’s eternal love” Here’s the summary For Holy Thursday this year, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at a prison for ex-mafia ...read more
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Pope Francis presided at the prayer vigil in preparation for the 32nd World Youth Day on Palm Sunday. Below, find the full text of his unscripted remarks: ...read more
Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Palm Sunday 9 April 2017 Today’s celebration can be said to be bittersweet. It is joyful and sorrowful at the same time. We celebrate the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem to the cries of his disciples who acclaim him as king. Yet we also solemnly proclaim the Gospel account of ...read more