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Pope Francis concluded his first full day in Colombia with the celebration of Mass at Simon Bolivar Park in Bogota. Below, find the full text of his prepared homily: The Gospel writer tells us that the calling of the first disciples happened along the shore of Lake Gennesaret, where the people came together to hear ...read more
On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Pope Francis met with the Latin American Bishop’s Council (CELAM) during his first apostolic visit to Colombia. Read the full text of his prepared remarks below: Dear Brothers, I thank you for our meeting and for the warm words of welcome by the President of the Latin American Episcopal Council. ...read more
Following a short address to the youth of Colombia, Pope Francis met with all the Bishops of Colombia in the Cardinals residence. Find the full text of his address below: Peace be with you This was the greeting of the Risen Lord to his little flock after he triumphed over death. Let it be my ...read more
Pope Francis began his first visit to Colombia on Thursday morning with a visit with the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and the Civil Authorities of Bogota. He then traveled through Bogota to the Cathedral of Bogota for a visit of the Cathedral and the Cardinal’s residence. Find the full text of his prepared ...read more
Pope Francis arrived in Colombia on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to begin his first apostolic visit to Colombia. His first meeting in the country of Colombia was with the civil authorities in bogota. Below, find the full text of his address: Mr President, Members of the Government and of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Authorities, Representatives ...read more
Pope Francis is in Colombia! Salt + Light will provide you full and live coverage (more information here) plus, you can follow along with the official Missal for his Apostolic Journey to Colombia! Download here. ...read more
“I invite all Colombians, without distinction, to joyfully welcome the visit of Pope Francis. He comes to bring us a message of peace, that peace that we are all called to build from hearts open to forgiveness, to reconciliation and solidarity.” These were the words of Cardinal Rubén Salazar, Archbishop of Bogotá, upon the announcement ...read more
What’s behind the frame? When Pope Francis is photographed during a papal trip, it’s more than just a simple snapshot. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism wanted to know what we’re actually seeing in these photographs. By looking at Pope Francis’s apostolic visit to Cuba, they found the cultural background of photojournalists ...read more
During the Holy Mass for the Canonization of Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta Marto, Mons. Antonio Dos Santos Marto, bishop of Leiria-Fatima, greeted Pope Francis with those words: Greeting to the Holy Father from Mons. Antonio Marto, Bishop of Leiria-Fatima “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my ...read more
The highlight of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Fatima was the canonization Mass on Saturday morning, during which the two shepherd children, Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta were proclaimed saints. During his homily the Pope said, “we can take as our examples Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, whom the Virgin Mary introduced into the immense ocean of ...read more