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Read this address from Pope Francis, in which he uses the metaphor of an organ to encourage Christians to maintain the "music of the Gospel" in their lives. ...read more
Read the pope's address to priests, men and women religious, consecrated persons, and seminarians from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. ...read more
Read Pope Francis' homily at Kaunas, Lithuania, in which he speaks of Christian suffering and solidarity with the "little ones" of this world. ...read more
Read the full text of Pope Francis' inspiring message to the young people of Lithuania. ...read more
Read Pope Francis' address in which he recalls the suffering of the Lithuanian people and praises their tolerance, hospitality, respect, and solidarity. ...read more
Read full text of Pope Francis' Homily during Mass at the Ecumenical Pilgrimage in Geneva, where he talks about the Father, bread, and forgiveness. ...read more
Shortly after arriving in Sri Lanka, Pope Francis attended an Interreligious and Ecumenical Gathering. Below you will find the Holy Father’s full address during the meeting, along with a welcoming address, given by Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera OSB, chairperson of the Interreligious and Ecumenical Gathering. Dear Colleagues and Friends, Greeting by Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera OSB, ...read more
Upon arrival at the International Airport in Colombo this evening, and after an airline flight of almost ten hours from Rome, the Pope was welcomed by the newly elected President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, along with several government authorities, Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, bishops of Sri Lanka, a group ...read more
This week, Pope Francis is set to make his first apostolic journey of 2015, a year when he will travel extensively. He begins Monday in Asia, the world’s most populous continent, by visiting a pair of island nations: Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Both nations have in recent years been the site of incredible human suffering and social upheaval. ...read more
Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Korea, broadcast on Korean television over the weekend and ahead of his Apostolic journey to Korea. In the message, the Holy Father begins by inviting the Korean people to pray with him that his upcoming visit will bear fruit for the Church and for ...read more