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On Sunday morning, September 27, 2015 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, the Holy Father received some victims of sexual abuse by the clergy or by members of their families or their teachers. The group consisted of five adults – three women, two men – who have suffered abuse when they were minors. Each person was accompanied ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis wraps-up his visit to New York and arrives in Philadelphia. ...read more
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, following Pope Francis’ mass with the religious of Philadelphia, Pope Francis met with the Hispanic community at Independence Hall for a Religious Liberty. See below for the full text of the Holy Father’s address, delivered in Spanish. (The final version will be published shortly) Address of His Holiness Pope Francis ...read more
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. After listening to the testimonies of several families from all around the world, the Holy Father delivered the following spontaneous address. Dear brothers and sisters, dear families, Thank you to ...read more
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