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On Friday, July 29, 2016, Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross at Jordan Park in Krakow Blonia with the youth for the World Youth Day Krakow 2016. Below, find the full text of the Holy Father’s prepared remarks following the conclusion of the Way of the Cross: I was hungry and you gave me ...read more
The recent displays of merciless violence in France and the United States have increased social and political tensions and struck fear into ordinary citizens. Despite the flood of energy and resources into public security measures, unpredictable attacks are becoming more common. Is this the world we now live in? Against this backdrop World Youth Day ...read more
Several days before his Apostolic Journey to Poland on the occasion of the XXXI World Youth Day, Pope Francis has sent a video in Italian to young people of Poland that was broadcast this evening at 8:00 p.m. across the Polish nation. Below is the English translation of the Holy Father’s Message that was sent ...read more
At 10:30 am on Sunday, June 12, 2016, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St Peter’s Square on the occasion of the Jubilee of the sick and disabled people. The Scripture readings were proclaimed by persons with different disabilities and translated in the language of international signs. Pope Francis decried the pursuit for perfect bodies, saying ...read more
On Friday 3 June, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass with priests in St Peter’s Square as part of a special Jubilee of Mercy for Priests. Please find below the prepared text for the Holy Father’s Homily: This celebration of the Jubilee for Priests on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus invites us all to ...read more
(CNS photo/Paul Haring) On Sunday, May 29, 2016, Pope Francis celebrated a Jubilee Mass for Deacons. Below you will find the full text of his homily: “A servant of Jesus Christ” (Gal 1:10). We have listened to these words that the Apostle Paul, writing to the Galatians, uses to describe himself. At the beginning of his ...read more
God is in pursuit of us. He loves us so much. We, in return, should let our hearts be captivated by Mercy, and in turn become pursuers of others, and missionaries of Love. ...read more
At 6:00 pm on the evening of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord at the Vatican, Pope Francis presided in the Vatican Basilica at the Prayer vigil for all those in need of consolation. The vigil began with three testimonies alternated with biblical readings, and the lighting of a candle each time before the shrine of ...read more
World Communications Day Where is Christ in Communication? Written by Dr. Jennifer Reid Adjunct Professor, University of St. Michael’s College This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration of World Communications Day by the Catholic Church. The past fifty years have brought radical changes in the way we communicate. Every change has created new challenges for ...read more
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 50th World Communications Day Communications and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. The Church, in union with Christ, the living incarnation of the Father of Mercies, is ...read more