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Pope Francis’ Homily at the Final Mass at the Campus Lobito, Iquique: Full Text “Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee” (Jn 2:11). These are the final words of the Gospel we just heard, which describes Jesus’ first public appearance: at a party, no more or less. It could not ...read more
Ariel, I too am happy to be with you. Thank you for your words of welcome in the name of all present. I am the one who is grateful for being able to share this time with you. For me, it is very important for us to meet and walk with one another for a ...read more
Madam President, Members of the Government of the Republic and of the Diplomatic Corps, Representatives of Civil Society, Distinguished Authorities, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a joy for me to stand once again on Latin American soil and begin this visit to Chile, this land so close to my heart, which welcomed and schooled me in ...read more
Pope Francis presides Mass at the Maquehue Airport: Full Text of Homily “Mari, Mari” [Good morning!] “Küme tünngün ta niemün” [“Peace be with you!” (Lk 24:36)] I thank God for allowing me to visit this beautiful part of our continent, the Araucanía. It is a land blessed by the Creator with immense and fertile green ...read more
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am happy to be meeting with you. I like the way that Cardinal Ezzati presented you: Here they are… consecrated women, consecrated men, priests, permanent deacons and seminarians. It made me think of the day of our ordination or consecration, when after being presented, each of us said: “Here I ...read more
Dear Sisters and Brothers: Thank you for giving me this opportunity to visit you. For me it is important to share this time with you and draw closer to our many brothers and sisters presently deprived of their freedom. Thank you, Sister Nelly, for your kind words and especially for testifying that life always triumphs ...read more
Pope Francis’ Homily at O’Higgins Park: Santiago, Chile When Jesus saw the crowds…” (Mt 5:1). In these first words of today’s Gospel we discover how Jesus wants to encounter us, the way that God always surprises his people (cf. Ex 3:7). The first thing Jesus does is to look out and see the faces of ...read more
Pope Francis’ homily at Mass on World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Full text January 14, 2018 Official English-language translation of Pope Francis’ homily at Holy Mass on Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. This year I wanted to celebrate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees with ...read more
Rev. John G. McDonald helps us understand the mission of The Pontifical North American College through several interviews with young seminarians. In relation to the 2018 Synod being focused on young people, faith and discernment, this video builds on the importance of engaging young people in faith, and how crucial it is to instill the ...read more
Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Our meeting today is a welcome tradition that allows me, in the enduring joy of the Christmas season, to offer you my personal best wishes for the New Year just begun, and to express my closeness and affection to the peoples you represent. I thank the Dean of the Diplomatic ...read more