Church – Francis – Movements Category

mda. "Dear Young People, I know that many of you are already on your way to Rio. ... May the Lord accompany you on your journey. Many of you, dear young people, have already arrived in Rio, and many of you are arriving. We will meet in three days' time!" In his Tweets this week Pope Francis addressed the youth from every continent who were on pilgrimage in these days to Rio de Janeiro. They are days filled with hope, anticipation, and days of powerful gestures. On Saturday afternoon PopeRead More
mda. Francis' visit to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, on July 8, 2013, is called "Francis' first encyclical". It was a visit filled with words and gestures that were so simple as well as clear and prophetic. "I believe that I have never felt so much as Church as within the Covenant solidarity", said María Paz Leiva, from Madrid.Read More
org. We publish sentences of Pope Francis every Monday (or Tuesday...) as the "Door to the Week", so that they may accompany us every step of our pilgrim way in everyday life. These are statements made in the previous week, they are words that inspire us to increasingly become missionary pilgrims who live in solidarity, as poor, joyful, open and simple Pilgrims – in and with the Church – and ask for renewal in the genuine spirit of the covenant. Without humility there isRead More
BRAZIL, Maria Rita Vianna/mda. “It's official.  Our Fr. Alexandre Awi de Mello will form part of the Papal entourage.  He was personally chosen by Pope Francis to be his translator during World Youth Day.  We will post an interview with Fr. Alexandre on the website of the Brazilian Schoenstatt Boys' Youth. Watch this space!" These were the words on the Facebook page of the Schoenstatt Boys' Youth IGNIS meeting.  The news began to spread like wildfire on 21 July.  Fr. Alexandre Awi de Mello, the national spiritual director for theRead More
org. We publish sentences of Pope Francis every Monday (or Tuesday...)  as the "Door to the Week", so that they may accompany us every step of our pilgrim way in everyday life. These are statements made in the previous week, they are words that inspire us to increasingly become missionary pilgrims who live in solidarity, as poor, joyful, open and simple Pilgrims – in and with the Church – and ask for renewal in the genuine spirit of the covenant. Without humility there is neitherRead More
org. We publish sentences of Pope Francis every Monday as the "Door to the Week", so that they may accompany us every step of our pilgrim way in everyday life. These are statements made in the previous week, they are words that inspire us to increasingly become missionary pilgrims who live in solidarity, as poor, joyful, open and simple Pilgrims – in and with the Church – and ask for renewal in the genuine spirit of the covenant. Without humility there is neither effective service,Read More
org. Yesterday, Pope Francis visited the Italian island of Lampedusa, for some years now an entry point for many immigrants, a significant number of whom have lost their lives in the surrounding seas. He proceeded to Cala Pisana by car, where he boarded a boat in order to arrive at the Port of Lampedusa by water. The Holy Father was accompanied by fishermen in their boats. During the journey he committed a wreath to the sea in memory of those immigrants who have lost theirRead More
BRAZIL, aciprensa. Catholics can send their prayer intentions to the National Shrine of our Lady of Aparecida, Patronness of Brazil, for the Mass with Pope Francis on 24 July.      Read More
ROME, VIS. "Lumen Fidei", Light of Faith: The Holy Father Francis` first enciclical letter was published today, in the middle of the Year of Faith;  it was signed on 29 June, the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul, first witnesses to the faith of the Church of Rome, where Peter's Successor is called to confirm all brothers in the unity of faith. “'Those who believe, see'. This expression … encapsulates the teaching of Pope Francis in this, his first encyclical. It is a text situatedRead More
org. We publish sentences of Pope Francis every Monday as the "Door to the Week", so that they may accompany us every step of our pilgrim way in everyday life. These are statements made in the previous week, they are words that inspire us to increasingly become missionary pilgrims who live in solidarity, as poor, joyful, open and simple Pilgrims – in and with the Church – and ask for renewal in the genuine spirit of the covenant. Without humility there is neither effective service,Read More