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Pope Francis on Wednesday met with the 22 Catholic Bishops of Myanmar and reflected with them on the joys and challenges of their ministry in the nation. The meeting took place in Yangon’s Cathedral Complex. Please find below the Pope’s prepared speech to Myanmar Bishops: Your Eminence, My Brother Bishops, For all of us, this has ...read more
Pope Francis on Wednesday addressed the Supreme Sangha Council of Buddhist Monks at the Kaba Aye Center in Yangon during his Apostolic Journey to Myanmar. Please find the full text of the Pope’s speech: It is a great joy for me to be with you. I thank the Most Venerable Bhaddanta Dr Kumarabhivamsa, Chairman of ...read more
On Wednesday morning, Pope Francis left the Archbishop’s residence in Yangon and traveled to the Kyaikkasan Ground. Upon his arrival, and after riding among the faithful in the Pope mobile, the Pope celebrated Holy Mass on the XXXIV week of ordinary time. At the conclusion of the Eucharistic Celebration, the Archbishop of Yangon, Cardinal Charles ...read more
Pope Francis on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, addressed Myanmar’s government authorities, civil societies, and the diplomatic corps in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, while on his Apostolic Visit to Myanmar. Please find below the official English translation of the Pope’s speech: Madam State Counsellor, Honourable Government and Civil Authorities, Your Eminence, My Brother Bishops, Distinguished ...read more
Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and we begin getting ready for Christmas. I think we all know that Advent is the four week-period before Christmas. There are always four Sundays of Advent, but it’s not always four weeks. It depends what day of the week December 25th is. This year, the fourth ...read more
This week on a special edition of the SLHour we are in Panama, host of the next World Youth Day. Join us for a conversation with 3 young Panamanians as we take their pulse and look forward to the synod on young people and for World Youth Day 2019. Thanks to Radio Maria Panama for ...read more
In this video Fr. Rob Galea talks about the meaning of Advent. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more
Pope Francis’ message for the celebration of the 2018 World Day of Peace was released on Friday, November 24, 2017 during a press conference at the Holy See Press Office. The message entitled Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in search of Peace is divided into six sections with the first offering heartfelt good wishes ...read more
At 17.30 this afternoon, at the Altar of the Cathedral of the Vatican Basilica, the Holy Father Francis will preside at a Prayer Celebration for Peace in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The following is the homily pronounced by the Pope during the celebration: ...read more
The following is the text of the video message sent by the Holy Father Francis ahead of his upcoming Apostolic Trip to Bangladesh, from 30 November to 2 December 2017: ...read more