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Address of Pope Francis to the Coordinating Committee of CELAM, the Latin American Bishops’ Conference, July 28, 2013 1. Introduction I thank the Lord for this opportunity to speak with you, my brother bishops, the leadership of CELAM for the four-year period from 2011 to 2015. For 57 years CELAM has served the 22 Episcopal ...read more
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! ...read more
In the midst of World Youth Day Rio, Salt and Light’s Father Thomas Rosica had the opportunity to sit down with Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston. Take a look! (Photo courtesy CNS/Brian Snyder, Reuters) ...read more
Address of Pope Francis at the 28th World Youth Day Prayer Vigil on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, July 27, 2013 Dear Young Friends, We have just recalled the story of Saint Francis of Assisi. In front of the crucifix he heard the voice of Jesus saying to him: “Francis, go, rebuild my house.” The ...read more
Watching the footage of this week, and especially the Way of the Cross yesterday and the Vigil tonight, I am reminded of the essence of our mission here at Salt and Light.  In so many ways, the world is covered in darkness and embraced by a wave of indifference, and the fault is ours. It ...read more
Address of Pope Francis to the Bishops of Brazil, Archbishopric São Joaquim, July 27, 2013 Dear Brothers, How good it is to be here with you, the Bishops of Brazil! Thank you for coming, and please allow me to speak with you as one among friends. That’s why I prefer to speak to you in Spanish, so ...read more
Address of Pope Francis to Brazilian Leaders, July 27, 2013 Your Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank God for the opportunity to meet such a distinguished representation of the political, diplomatic, cultural and religious, academic and business leaders of this immense country of Brazil. I would like to speak to you in your own beautiful Portuguese ...read more
Homily of Pope Francis at a Mass with Bishops, Priests, Religious, and Seminarians at the Cathedral of St. Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro, July 27, 2013 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Seeing this Cathedral full of Bishops, priests, seminarians, and men and women religious from the whole world, I think of the Psalmist’s words ...read more
Address of Pope Francis to Young Pilgrims at the World Youth Day Way of the Cross on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, July 26, 2013 Dear Young Friends, We have come here today to accompany Jesus on his journey of sorrow and love, the Way of the Cross, which is one of the most intense ...read more
Angelus address of Pope Francis given at the Archbishop’s Residence on the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus, July 26, 2013 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Dear Friends, I give thanks to Divine Providence for bringing me here to the city of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. I offer heartfelt thanks ...read more