Francis – Message Category

COVENANT OF LOVE IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS, Maria Fischer with Pilar de Beas • “They copied us,” says Pilar de Beas upon learning of the campaign launched by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. Following the words of Pope Francis after the Angelus on July 26th, the dicastery launched the campaign “The elderly are your grandparents” to invite young people throughout the world to make a gesture of tenderness towards elderly people who feel lonely, because “every elderly is your grandfather or grandmother and they need you!”Read More
EASTER 2020 – MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS IN THE URBI ET ORBI BLESSING • The Dutch flowers prepared for the Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square remained in Holland. We stayed at home. We returned to the celebrations in the homes as the first communities, from all the nations intertwined in front of the screens. Pope Francis came out to speak to us and to bless, once again, the city and the world. In his speech, in which as every Easter he reviewed all the world’s current events,Read More
EASTER 2020 – HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS AT THE EASTER VIGIL  • Easter Vigil in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica. In a reference to the current crisis of the coronavirus, Pope Francis asked to maintain hope in the face of what he called “the darkest hour”. Darkness does not have the last word. The light of the Resurrection comes out, with the candles lit in St. Peter’s Basilica and in thousands of windows. Easter 2020 is the right to hope. It is a sending like the one theRead More
CHURCH REACHING OUT IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS, MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR HOLY WEEK 2020 • Pope Francis sends this video message to Christians around the world as we prepare to celebrate Holy Week in an unusual manner due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. He prays especially for those suffering and for all the families whose lives have been upset in this difficult time.— He noted how difficult and full of suffering these weeks have been for the many people whose lives have been affected by Covid-19. “I can imagineRead More
EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT OF PRAYER PRESIDED OVER BY POPE FRANCIS • We were there. In front of the screens. Alone in the houses. United as perhaps nc,ever before, with each other, with Pope Francis, with Jesus. Like those disciples in the boat.  “ike the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each ofRead More
#PrayForTheWorld • Let us all pray together for the sick, for the people who are suffering. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas — we who are put to the test — and deliver us from every danger. O glorious and blessed Virgin. I thank all Christians, all the men and women of good will who pray at this moment, in unison, whichever religious tradition they belong to.—   The Holy Father Pope Francis wanted to share a particular prayer messageRead More
WE PRAY WITH POPE FRANCISCO, mfi • Whether it’s a Google search or a dialogue between colleagues, you say China and you find the subject of the Coronavirus, you say Covid 19 and you think of China, where the outbreak of this disease that causes so much fear and even panic originated. You say China and you talk about the paralysis of production in Chinese companies due to the Coronavirus, with serious consequences for the electronics and automotive industries in Europe and America.  China – Pope Francis also speaks aboutRead More
POPE FRANCIS AND MIGRANTS, editors • At the end of the audiences on December 19, a few days from Christmas, the Holy Father Francis met with refugees recently arrived from Lesbos via humanitarian corridors and had a cross placed at the entrance of the Apostolic Palace from the Courtyard of the Belvedere in memory of migrants and refugees.— The transparent cross was hung inside an entrance to the apostolic palace reached from the Belvedere Courtyard – where diplomats and heads of state arrive for audiences with the pope. After hangingRead More
COVENANT SOLIDARITY WITH FRANCIS, Maria Fischer • The Vatican published its latest video with Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for 2019, in which he calls for us to pray for the “protection of the seas and oceans” during September. — “Creation is a project of love given by God to humanity,” the Holy Father reminds us in his monthly message, which this time urges us to pray that “politicians, scientists, and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans”. Along these lines, Francisco highlights the importance of caring forRead More
POPE FRANCIS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • Pope Francis is visiting Southern Africa between 4 and 10 September. He began in Mozambique where he celebrated Mass at a packed Zimpeto Stadium in Maputo. He now travels on to Madagascar and Mauritius where he will meet with religious, civil leaders and the Christian faithful, especially the youth. — In his homily on Friday morning, 6 September at a large Mass in Maputo, Pope Francis said that love is the only way to lasting peace. He was speaking to a nationRead More