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On Saturday evening, September 26, 2015, Pope Francis attended the prayer service at the Festival of Families, hosted by the World Meeting of Families 2015. Below, you will find the full text of his prepared address: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Prayer Vigil for the Meeting of Families Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Parkway September 26, ...read more
On Saturday, September 26 2015, Pope Francis arrived in Philadelphia for the final leg of his Apostolic Visit to the United States. Shortly after arrival, the Holy Father celebrated Mass with Bishops, Clergy and Religious at the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul. See below for the full text of the Holy Father’s remarks. Homily, ...read more
The Pope will arrive at the last stop of the apostolic journey on Saturday morning, in Philadelphia, the former American capital and the city of philos. In this city, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were signed. And in this city, the World Meeting of Families and the Apostolic Journey are taking place, two events that will prove to be historical in the American Church. ...read more
“There is something holy about this place, something special. Here we stand on holy ground sanctified by the blood of the martyrs. Here we pray in solidarity with them. These are our Jesuit brothers who gave their lives: willingly, freely – and in love,” says Fr. Steve Leblanc, SJ – Jesuit priest at Martyrs’ Shrine ...read more
On Friday evening, September 25, 2015, Pope Francis arrived at Madison Square Garden in New York to celebrate his last Mass with 20,000 people in New York City before departing for the final leg of his Apostolic Visit to the United States. Read the full text of his prepared remarks below: Homily of Pope Francis ...read more
“You illustrate humility, you model service, and a hope we all are hoping and waiting for.” On the morning of September 19th, you, Holy Father, flew to Havana, Cuba, where people raised their eyes to welcome you.  A path of faith was printed in the itinerary of your visit to Cuba, celebrating Mass, vespers, and ...read more
On Friday afternoon, September 25, 2015, Pope Francis arrived at the Catholic School Our Lady, Queen of Angels in East Harlem to meet with children of the school as well as immigrant families from the area. See below for the full text of the Pope’s prepared remarks. Address of Pope Francis Meeting with Children and ...read more
On Friday, September 25, 2015, Pope Francis arrived at Ground Zero to participate in an Interreligious Prayer to commemorate the fallen of 9/11. Please see below for the Holy Father’s prepared remarks. Interreligious Meeting Ground Zero Memorial, New York Friday, 25 September 2015 Dear Friends, I feel many different emotions standing here at Ground Zero, ...read more
Follow along with the program of for the Multi-Religious Gathering with Pope Francis at Ground Zero. A Witness to Peace: A Multi-Religious Gathering with Pope Francis [At the National September 11th Memorial and Museum: September 25, 2015, 11:30 am—12:45 pm.] Entrance of the Holy Father Instrumental music is played as the Holy Father enters Foundation Hall. ...read more
On Friday, September 25, 2015, Pope Francis became the fourth Pope to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Below you will find the full text of his prepared address. Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to United Nations Organization United Nations Headquarters, New York Friday 25 September 2015 Mr President, Ladies and ...read more