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We begin in Rome today, where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. This morning, Pope Francis spoke about Hope and reflected on two words in the Scriptures: Encouragement and Steadfastness. He said that Christians, given strength by the Lord, are called to spread these words, especially to those who are struggling. ...read more
Pope Francis today released his 2017 Lenten Message for World Youth Day, in anticipation for World Youth Day Panama 2019. Below, find the full text of his address: ...read more
Last Monday, Pope Francis celebrated four years since his election as pontiff. During this week, the Holy Father received many messages and witnesses for this anniversary, words of profound admiration and encouragement to continue on this path, his ministry. Speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said: “I believe that Amoris Laetitia has ...read more
We start off today by celebrating the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, on their 90th anniversary of "invisible" and quiet service to the poor in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and in Eastern Europe. CNEWA was founded in 1926 in response to a request by Pope Pius the 11th to unite all American Catholic ...read more
If I were to sum up all the little fragments that I collected to form the image of Pope Francis in my mind, all that resonates with me, it could be summed up in this one sentence: “Your life is a prayer.” ...read more
Written by and illustrated by Chiara Valenti, aged 6.         When Pope Francis was a boy Did he throw a toy?         Did he say “NO WAY!” When it was time to pray?         Now that he’s Pope he doesn’t say “nope”to the Cross he has ...read more