Papa Francisco Tag

Ukraine
Pope Francis – Peace for Ukraine • Donations flow, refugees are welcomed in almost all of Europe, every evening people take to the streets against Russia’s war in Ukraine, also in Russia; many, very many pray. On the world map of the Schoenstatt shrines, all the shrines bear the colors of Ukraine. Many companies suspend their activities in Russia, politicians, scientists and celebrities call for an end to the bloodshed. This Sunday, Pope Francis appeals to the world: “War is madness! Stop it, please! Look at the cruelty!” —  Read More
Ucrania
POPE FRANCIS – LET’S PRAY FOR UKRAINE • After praying the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Feb. 27, Pope Francis renewed his appeal for peace in the face of the war that has raged on Ukrainian territory since the Russian attacks of Feb. 24. — Here his message in the original wording: In recent days we have been shaken by something tragic: war. Time and again we have prayed that this road would not be taken. And let us not stop talking; indeed, letRead More
#Ucrania
In covenant solidarity with Ukraine, Editorial Team • Only hours after the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, members of the schoenstatt.org team began to spread on their networks Pope Francis’ appeal for peace and his call for a day of fasting and prayer for Ukraine on March 2, Ash Wednesday. Shortly afterwards, it was also on schoenstatt.org, in all five languages, as a featured article. A gesture of solidarity with the people of Ukraine, with the soldiers, the children, the mothers, the dead fathers, with the children, womenRead More
Pope Francis, 23.02.2022 • My heart aches greatly at the worsening situation in Ukraine. Despite the diplomatic efforts of the last few weeks, increasingly alarming scenarios are opening up. Like me, many people all over the world are feeling anguish and concern. Once again the peace of all is threatened by partisan interests. — I would like to appeal to those with political responsibility to examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just ofRead More
Mediterráneo
ITALY, Fides Agency • Today, Wednesday, February 23, the unique meeting of Catholic Bishops and Mayors of Mediterranean countries met in Florence to attest and re-propose the role of the Mediterranean Sea as a “frontier of peace”, in the wake of prophetic intuitions cultivated during the Cold War years by the great Florentine Mayor Giorgio La Pira. The meeting began this afternoon with an introduction by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, and will end on Sunday 27 with Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in the Basilica of Santa Croce. — DuringRead More
dolor
By Dr. Eduardo Jurado Bejar, Ecuador • As we watch what is happening in Venezuela, Haiti, Afghanistan, sub-Saharan Africa and I wonder if it moves us. — If something moves us, it means that it bothers us, worries us, changes us. It moves us toward someone or something; it means that it hits us at an emotional level. Erich Fromm pointed out that love and solidarity — if genuine — are universal. He said that if someone loves a human being, he or she also loves humanity. Solidarity is aRead More
Rafael Mota Focolare fidelidad dinámica
Fr. Rafael Mota, Schoenstatt Father, Brazil • I would like to share my reflections about the  recent message by Pope Francis to the Focolare Movement at the end of his General Assembly in early February. — How is this message relevant for us?                   Strictly speaking, this reflection is addressed to the Focolare Movement. Therefore, we can’t simply transplant it into our reality. In the Church’s organizational structure, Focolare and Schoenstatt belong to the same category – movements and new communities – but we cannot presume that the words addressed to oneRead More
crisis autoreferencialidad
POPE FRANCIS TO THE FOCOLARE MOVEMENT • This morning Pope Francis received in private audience the 362 participants of the General Assembly of the Focolare Movement, a representation of whom were present in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican and with the majority connected via internet. Welcoming them, he extended his greetings to all members of the Focolare Movement. He encouraged them to remain faithful to the original source of their charism while remaining in dialogue with new social and cultural situations. He invited them to beware of anyRead More
Pope Francis, Christmas 2020 • No, Christmas is not cancelled. Not in lockdown, not with contact restrictions, not for all who are alone, not even with Christmas Mass canceled. Because a child is born to us, a son is given to us. In a Christmas Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica marked by pandemic-related restrictions, Pope Francis recalled the essence of Christmas. God’s Son came, Francis said “came to make us, as God’s children, holy by grace.  Yes, God came into the world as a child to make us children ofRead More
P. Alexandre Awi
POPE FRANCIS/ VATICAN • The Holy Father has appointed as advisor to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America the Reverend Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, of the Schönstatt Fathers, secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. — Rev. Father Alexandre Awi Mello, I. Sch., was born on January 17, 1971, in Rio de Janeiro. He was ordained a priest on 7 July 2001, as a member of the Secular Institute of Schönstatt Fathers, and he has occupied the following positions: Parish Vicar of Nossa Senhora das Dores inRead More