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On Thursday, the faithful will take over the streets of Rome for one of the most hallowed celebrations of the year: Corpus Christi, also known as the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. Following the tradition of his predecessors (including Benedict XVI, seen above), Pope Francis will mark the solemnity by presiding at ...read more
– Drawing of Pope Francis courtesy Graphic News The following article appeared on the RNS (Religion News Service) on May 24, 2013. It might look that way from the eye-catching headlines this week that made it appear everyone was bound for heaven — “even atheists!” — thanks to Jesus’ death on the cross. The passage ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis talks about the Holy Spirit at his General Audience, calls for prayers for China, and meets Angela Merkel.  In other news, a major international inter-religious and intercultural dialogue center begins it’s first conference. ...read more
On Saturday, May 18, Pope Francis celebrated the vigil of the feast of Pentecost at St. Peter’s Square with members of New Movements. Aside from leading a prayer service, the Holy Father also took part in a question and answer session with members of these movements. Below is a report from Vatican Radio about that ...read more
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we contemplate and re-live in the liturgy the outpouring of the Holy Spirit sent by the risen Christ upon his Church; an event of grace which filled the Upper Room in Jerusalem and then spread throughout the world. But what happened on that day, so distant from us and yet ...read more
This weekend, 120,000 members of lay movements and ecclesial associations are gathering in Rome to celebrate Pentecost and the Year of Faith. Around 150 different groups from around the world are registered for the events. Under the slogan, “I Believe! Increase our Faith”, the pilgrimage begins at the tomb of St. Peter on Saturday morning. ...read more
On Thursday May 17, 2013, Pope Francis met with the ambassadors of Kyrgystan, Antigua and Barbuda, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and Botswana. Below is the full text of his address to the ambassadors, which focused on the need for ethics, especially in relation to the financial crisis. Your Excellencies, I am pleased to receive ...read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica appeared on Amanpour Live, Tuesday May 14, to talk about the papal transition and Pope Francis. Watch the full interview in the video above. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ daily homily, implementing the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Pastoral Plan and Pope Francis attends Italy’s March for Life. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: It’s May 13 and the universal Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. We also tell you about the three new saints who were canonized by Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday. ...read more