In the midst of World Youth Day Rio, Salt and Light’s Father Thomas Rosica had the opportunity to sit down with Bishop Anthony Fisher, now Bishop of Parramatta, who was Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney and WYD Coordinator at the time of WYD Sydney in 2008. Take a look!
S+L’s Sebastian Gomes catches up with Fr. Tom Rosica after a Holy See press conference discussing the events of Pope Francis’s flight to Brazil and arrival in Rio. During the Pope’s visit to South America, Fr. Tom is serving as Assistant to Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Director of the Holy See Press Office.
This evening, Pope Benedict XVI said farewell to Cuba at José Martí International Airport, Havana, Cuba as he concluded his 6 day apostolic visit to Mexico and Cuba.
Find the full text of the Holy Father’s farewell address below.
I thank God for allowing me to visit this beautiful Isle which left so deep a mark on the heart of my beloved predecessor, Blessed John Paul II, when he came to these lands as a herald of truth and hope. I too greatly have wished to come among you as a pilgrim of charity, in order to thank the Virgin Mary for the presence of her venerable statue of the Sanctuary of El Cobre, whence for four centuries she has accompanied the journey of the Church in this nation and given encouragement to all Cubans so that, from the hand of Christ, they might discover the true meaning of the desires and aspirations found in the human heart and gain the strength needed to build a fraternal society in which no one feels excluded. [Read more...]
Today Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Holy Mass at “Plaza de la Revolución” in Havana, Cuba to commemorate the Jubilee Year devoted to Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre.
Please find the full text of his homily below.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
“Blessed are you, Lord God…, and blessed is your holy and glorious name” (Dan 3:52). This hymn of blessing from the Book of Daniel resounds today in our liturgy, inviting us repeatedly to bless and thank God. We are a part of that great chorus which praises the Lord without ceasing.
We join in this concert of thanksgiving, and we offer our joyful and confident voice, which seeks to consolidate the journey of faith in love and truth. [Read more...]