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In the morning of Friday, July 10, 2015, Pope Francis visited the Santa Cruz-Palmasola Rehabilitation Center and gave an address to the young offenders. Read the full text of the address below:  Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! I could not leave Bolivia without seeing you, without sharing that faith and hope which are the fruit of the ...read more
Today on Perspectives, we follow Pope Francis as he arrives in Bolivia. ...read more
On Thursday, July 9, 2015, Pope Francis participated in the Second World Meeting of the Popular Movements at the Expo Feria Exhibition Centre Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia. Read the full text of the address below:  Good afternoon! Several months ago, we met in Rome, and I remember that first meeting. In the ...read more
On Thursday, July 9, 2015 the Holy Father arrived at the private residents at the Coliseum of Don Bosco College for the meeting with the priests, men and women religious and seminarian. The meeting began with a greeting by S.E. Msgr. Roberto Bordi, OFM , Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of El Beni and Director of ...read more
Much of the novelty surrounding the person and pontificate of Pope Francis can be attributed to his Argentine, Latin American background. His personal style, his understanding of church matters and his views on global issues are all shaped by that particular cultural experience. The significance of this cannot be overstated. So when Francis returns to ...read more
On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Pope Francis arrived in Bolivia for the second leg of his Apotolic Journey to South America. The next day, the Holy Father celebrated his first public mass in Bolivia at Christ the Redeemer Square in Santa Cruz. Read the full text of his homily for the mass, which opened the ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis meets with elderly and infirm at home run by Missionaries of Charity; Pope Francis meets with religious, priests and deacons of Ecuador; Pope Francis departs Ecuador and arrives in Bolivia ...read more
On Wednesday evening, July 8, 2015, the Holy Father met with the civil authories in La Paz Cathedral in Bolivia. The authorities present included the Head of State, political and civil authories, representatives of the nation’s cultural institutions and members of the Diplomatic Corps. After greeting S. E. Mons. Edmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor, Archbishop of La ...read more
On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Pope Francis departed from Ecuador for La Paz, Bolivia for the second leg of his tour in South America. Upon arrival at the Internationl Airport “El Alto,” The Holy Father was greeted by President Evo Morales and hundreds of thousands of Bolivian pilgrims. Read the full text of his welcoming ...read more
On Wednesday morning, July 8, 2015, Pope Francis arrived at the Sanctuary of “El Quinche” for the meeting with the clergy, men and women religious and seminarians. Upon arrival, the Holy Father was welcomed by the Rector of the Shrine at the main entrance of the church, which was full of priests and religious elders. The Holy Father ...read more