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Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis visits the Varginha favela, holds an impromptu meeting with Argentinian youth, and takes the Papal Welcoming Ceremony by storm–literally! Plus a new archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, a tragic train accident in Spain, and a new director of the National Liturgy Office’s English Sector. ...read more
Reflection of Pope Francis during the Papal Welcoming Celebration following the Gospel Reading of the Transfiguration [Luke 9:28-36], July 25, 2013 Dear Friends, “It is good for us to be here!” Peter cries out after seeing the Lord Jesus transfigured in glory. Do we want to repeat these words with him? I think the answer ...read more
Address of Pope Francis at the WYD Rio Papal Welcoming Ceremony, July 25, 2013 Dear Young Friends, Good evening! In you I see the beauty of Christ’s young face and I am filled with joy. I recall the first World Youth Day on an international level. It was celebrated in 1987 in Argentina, in my ...read more
Address of Pope Francis to the people of the Varginhas community, July 25, 2013 Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is wonderful to be here with you! From the start, my wish in planning this visit to Brazil was to be able to visit every district throughout the nation. I would have liked to knock on ...read more
Address of Pope Francis to the community of the Saint Francis of Assisi Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, July 24, 2013 Dear Archbishop Tempesta, brother Bishops, Distinguished Authorities, Members of the Venerable Third Order of Saint Francis of Penance, Doctors, Nurses, and Health Care Workers, Dear Young People and Family Members, God has willed that ...read more
Homily of Pope Francis at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, July 24, 2013 My Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, What joy I feel as I come to the house of the Mother of every Brazilian, the Shrine of our Lady of Aparecida! The day after my election as Bishop of ...read more
Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro for the 28th World Youth Day on Monday, July 22nd. He addressed government officials, dignitaries and the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff with these words: Madam President, Distinguished Authorities, Brethren and Friends! In his loving providence, God wished that the first international trip of my pontificate should take ...read more
  Tonight on Perspectives: Meet S+L Team Rio! Plus, Fr. Tom checks out Rio’s papal residence, Franciscan brothers and sisters await the Pope, and a new commission to oversee Vatican finances. ...read more
Courtesy of ZENIT, a 360 interactive image is available of “Campus Fidei” (“Field of Faith”), the site of next weekend’s WYD Rio Prayer Vigil and Closing Mass. Check it out for yourself: Launch interactive image! ...read more
  Tonight on Perspectives: The countdown is on! Only one week to WYD Rio! We bring you greetings from our Salt and Light crew en route to Brazil, celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and discuss the proper appreciation of the Extraordinary Form. Join us! ...read more