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In less than a week Pope Francis has delivered several surprises: he called the Superior General of the Jesuits, nearly giving the receptionist a heart attack, made an impromptu visit to a nearby hospital to visit his friend Cardinal Mejia, who had a heart attack during the conclave, and decided to celebrate Mass at the ...read more
Following a historic conclave, Pope Francis was publicly installed as the 266th Bishop of Rome earlier today in St. Peter’s Square. Published below is an unofficial translation of the Holy Father’s homily. Note: S+L will rebroadcast the mass at 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT, 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT and 12:00 am ET/9:00 pm PT. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: We bring you the Holy Father’s first Sunday Angelus address, highlights from the Papal Mass celebrated at St. Anne’s Parish in the Vatican, and news regarding tomorrow’s Inauguration Mass. ...read more
On March 19, the Catholic Church celebrates Pope Francis’ election to the papacy with a special Mass of Inauguration. Published below is a message from the Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. For broadcast times and more information about this historical Mass, visit our dedicated Habemus ...read more
Today Pope Francis gave his first Sunday Angelus address to a crowd of more than 100,000. As pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square, he spoke of God’s mercy and patience and, as he is now known to do, went off-script and joked with those gathered — winning even more hearts to him. ...read more
This morning Pope Francis celebrated mass at St. Anne Parish in Vatican City. For those who missed our early live broadcast, here’s the video of the entire mass, from beginning to end. S+L will re-air the mass later today at 4:00 pm ET/1:00 pm PT, 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT, and 1:00 am ET/10:00 pm ...read more
Today Pope Francis celebrated mass at St. Anne Parish in Vatican City. In the following three clips we bring you the highlights of the event. Above find a clip of the brief but moving homily that he gave to parishioners. Below, find the speech where Cardinal Comastri thanked the Holy Father and praised him for ...read more
On Saturday, March 16, Pope Francis gathered thousands of journalists and media agencies from nearly 82 countries inside the Paul VI Audience Hall. In his address, the Holy Father spoke of how the role of mass media continues to grow and how it is indispensable for telling the stories of contemporary society. Published below is ...read more
The announcement of the name Jorge Mario Bergoglio from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica stunned the world and brought Latin Americans to their knees. This week we look back at that moment when we was presented to the world, and we go “to the ends of the earth” to find out more about our ...read more
Here’s a reflection I wrote on August 26, 2008 on the catechesis given by Cardinal Mario Bergoglio (now, Pope Francis) at the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City. Seems incredible that he is now the Pope! To read Cardinal Bergoglio’s Catechesis text, visit the Vatican website. This may come out sounding a bit complicated, ...read more