Pope Francis Tag

HOW I EXPERIENCED WYD2019 – POPE FRANCIS, Editorial team. • The World Youth Day 2019 has ended, but we carry on – we continue with the impressions of the events that are still missing on schoenstatt.org, and we begin a new series of articles under the theme: “How I experienced the World Youth Day.” We asked several people and are looking forward to the testimonies of many more – and the first to give his testimony is Pope Francis himself. — Pope Francis’ Testimony at the General Audience, 30.01.2019 DearRead More
WYD2019, María Fischer • What a fatherly face, the face of a good shepherd, a face of solidarity, Pope Francis’ face as he listened to the testimony of this young boy at the Las Garzas Detention Centre for Minors in Pacora. Pope Francis is with his favorite people, with those in one of the existential peripheries where he urges Christians to go. One of these existential peripheries where Schoenstatters from various countries go are pastoral ministries to prisons, like the “Visitation of Mary” prison ministry, and the Casa Madre deRead More
WYD PANAMA, Pope Francis’ messages 24.01.2019, María Fischer• “I just heard the Pope’s words to the bishops in Central America. These are words for us to reread, pray, and discover the message in order to bring it to life. Not only for the religious but also for lay people who play any pastoral role,” commented Ana María Ghiggi from the Schoenstatt.org team after the live transmission of Pope Francis’ meeting on 24 January. We share the messages here so that we can read, pray, and discover and bring Pope Francis’Read More
WYD2019/POPE FRANCIS, via ACIprensa • On Tuesday 22 January, Pope Francis visited St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome to entrust his visit to Panama, which will begin on 23 January, to attend the World Youth Day.— The director of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, wrote on his Twitter account that the Holy Father prayed briefly before the Salus Populi Romani (Protector of the Roman People) image for the fruits of his journey. “On the eve of his journey to #Panama for World Youth Day, the Holy Father wentRead More
VATICAN/COLOMBIA, Maria Fischer with material from AICA and ACIprensa • “The Holy Father once again condemns blind violence, which is a very grave offense to the Creator, and raises his prayer to the Lord to help persevere in the construction of harmony and peace in that country and throughout the world,” reads a telegram sent to the Archbishop of Bogotá, Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gómez, expressing his deepest pain for the victims of an attack at a police cadet school in Colombia. – Pope Francis expressed his “deepest condolences to theRead More
WYD 2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • There were three, four Masses in the “Family of Hope” Shrine during these days prior to the International Gathering of Schoenstatt Youth on the way to WYD in Panama. Team Masses, usual family Masses, Masses of recently arrived delegations or of those who have already spent some time here – but this Mass at 5:30 am, on January 15th had something special, when the celebrant, Fr. Jorge Andrés of Federation Priests, placed the Cuban flag on the “Family of Hope Shrine” altar inRead More
SPAIN, edited with material from the archdiocese of Madrid and www.behakuna.com Last October 12th at the Vatican, Pope Francis received a gift:  the last project of Hakuna— a youth-led Movement within the Catholic Church born at 2013 World Youth Day in Brazil that has spread throughout all of Spain, accompanied by people from Opus Dei – called Hakuna Nativity Caravans: a project where Hakuna committed to accompanying refugees and immigrants during the Christmas season.— Hakuna Nativity Caravans has no other goal than accompanying those most in need.  As Pope FrancisRead More
IN COVENANT SOLIDARITY WITH FRANCIS, editorial team • In his address to the Roman Curia on 21 December, Pope Francis emphasized the Church’s commitment to eradicating all abuse against minors. He gave “heartfelt thanks to those media professionals who were honest and objective and sought to unmask these predators and to make their victims’ voices heard.” They are the “new Nathans” who show David the gravity of his sin, new Nathans, new prophets, that the Church needs more than ever today.— Instead of commenting on the comments that we haveRead More
POPE FRANCIS – CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2018 • Sitting around the table at the jewellery workshop of the Brothers of Mary in Schoenstatt in the afternoon on Christmas Day, a Paraguyan, a German who lived in Chile for nearly 25 years, an English woman who was born in India, and a half-Latina German woman, we spoke about how to translate “fraternity.” Or rather, we were talking about Pope Francis’ message and about inculturation, internationality, internationalization (of the Schoenstatt communities, the place of origin) and the international mission of schoenstatt.org and itsRead More
VATICAN, Veronica Giacometti/Walter Sánchez Silva vía ACIprensa • The Santa Marta Pediatric Clinic, which cares for children from different parts of the world daily, organized a celebration in anticipation of the Pope’s 82nd birthday held at the Vatican in the St. Paul VI Hall.— The Holy Father’s birthday was Monday, December 17th, Sunday, he shared an hour with 150 children, who attend the free clinic, along with their parents, families, doctors, and volunteers who help there. Sr. Antonietta Colacchi of the Daughters of Charity leads them. Francis arrived at the St.Read More