Francis – Initiatives and Gestures Category

ROMA, mda. Who is this Bergoglio who speaks so simply and naturally that everyone can understand him? Who is this Francis who sits among a group of people and speaks frankly and honestly and is not afraid of the truth, and refers to the Holy Spirit as his most obvious ally? "We need to allow ourselves to be guided by Him, even if He takes us along unchartered paths; we need to be transformed by Him so that our message is always the Word, accompanied by real life; a spiritRead More
mda. On Sunday the Church all round the world was united in prayer for an hour – for the first simultaneous Eucharistic Adoration. All over the world Catholics united at 5 p.m. Central European Summer Time in Cathedrals, churches and religious houses to pray. Pope Francis led the Eucharistic Adoration in St Peter's, while Catholic churches in more than seventy countries joined in. This hour of common adoration around the globe was one of the climaxes of the Year of Faith, and an historical event, because for the first timeRead More
PARAGUAY, Father Antonio Cosp. On February 23rd, three days before traveling to Rome, thirty-five Schoenstatt Fathers of Father’s Region (Argentina, Italy, Nigeria, Paraguay and Uruguay) met with the Cardinal in the Curia of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. I was grateful to con-celebrate with him for the first time in his cathedral. We came from Florencio Varela in different automobiles and at different times. He welcomed each group at the door, and he led us into a simple hall. There was a brief introduction, and he made himself available forRead More