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On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated Mass with priests, consecrated persons and lay leaders in Bangui, Central African Republic. Below you will find the full text of his prepared homily: Homily of Pope Francis Mass with Priests, Consecrated Persons and Lay Leaders Bangui, Cathedral 29 November 2015 On this first Sunday of Advent, ...read more
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Pope Francis met with various Evangelical Communities at the Faculty of Evangelical Theology in Bangui, Central African Republic. Below you will find the full text of his prepared remarks: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Meeting with Evangelical Communities Bangui, Faculty of Evangelical Theology November 29, 2015 Dear Brothers and ...read more
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: “Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s Mercy”. With these words Pope Francis invited everyone to take part in a special Jubilee Year of Mercy. It will begin on this year’s Solemnity of Mary’s Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015 and end on next year’s Solemnity of Christ the ...read more
Below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff words at the St. Sauveur Refugee Camp in the Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui: I greet all of you here. I tell you that I read what the children had written [on signs], “peace”, “forgiveness”, “unity” and so many things … “love”. We must work and pray and ...read more
Many people have asked me either how we came to work on a project about the environment, or how we ended up with the format that we ended up with. My response is always that we began with one question, “why should we care for the environment?” and we tried to be honest and thorough ...read more
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Pope Francis arrived in the Central African Republic for the final leg of his first Apostolic Visit to Africa. Below you will find the full text of his address at the Presidential Palace in Bangui: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps Bangui, Presidential ...read more
Pope Francis is in Uganda where he is speaking off the cuff and sharing what’s on his mind and in his heart. We have details on his meetings in Uganda as well as the status of the final leg of the voyage to the Central African Republic. ...read more
Here is a transcription and translation of the unscripted address Pope Francis gave this evening to priests and religious in Uganda. Transcription and translation by ZENIT International News Service. There are three things I want to tell you. First of all, in the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses reminds his people: “Don’t forget.” And he repeats ...read more
On Saturday, November 28, 2015, Pope Francis visited the Nalukolongo House of Charity for the elderly and disabled in Kampala. Below, you will find the prepared remarks of his address to those caregivers: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Visit to the House of Charity Kampala, Nalukolongo Saturday 28 November 2015 Dear Friends, Thank you ...read more
Here is a transcription and translation of the unscripted address Pope Francis gave to young people this afternoon in Uganda. Transcription and translation by ZENIT International News Service. I listened with much sorrow in my heart to the testimonies of Winnie and Emmanuel. But as I was listening, I asked myself a question: Can a ...read more