Pope Francis’ remarks at the Regina Caeli on Sunday, May 11, 2014 May the Lord help us, us pastors, to be ever faithful to the Master and to be wise and enlightened guides of the people of God entrusted to us. And you, too, please, I ask you to help us. Help us to be … Read More
“Vatican’s administrative bodies need a change in mentality,” says Pope Francis
(Vatican Insider; Andrew Tornelli) The Church’s assets need to be managed showing a special concern for the poor and the Holy See administration needs to adopt “a new mentality” of evangelical service. These were Francis’ key messages in the brief speech he gave at this morning’s meeting with the Council for the Economy, coordinated by the … Read More
“I cried over reports of crucified Christians,” says Pope Francis
(CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily on May 2, Pope Francis said that he wept over recent news of Christians allegedly being crucified, reflecting that there are still many martyrs in today’s world. “I cried when I saw reports on the news of Christians crucified in a certain country, that is not Christian,” the Pope … Read More
Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for May
Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for May is: “That the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace”. His intention for evangelization is: “That Mary, Star of Evangelization, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations”.
Video: When Pope meets retired Pope at 2 former Popes Canonizations
Nobody, in all human history, has ever had the chance to say that before.
Video: Pope Francis Palm Sunday Procession & Mass
Watch the full Papal Procession & Mass for Palm Sunday at St. Peter’s. Click the image below.
Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for April
Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for April are: 1) Universal: “That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources”. 2) Evangelization: “That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness”.
Pope names 19 new Cardinals; none from U.S.
Following today’s Angelus prayer, Pope Francis announced that on 22 February, feast of the Chair of St. Peter, a consistory will be held during which 19 new cardinals will be appointed. Absent were any candidates from the United States. The group will comprise 16 electors and 3 archbishops emeritus, from twelve different countries from all … Read More
Pope’s surprise visit to Vatican power plant moves workers
According to Zenit, Pope Francis arrived unannounced to the Vatican power plant where he greeted workers. The surprise was something that deeply moved the workers. One remarked that in then years of working there, never once had he seen this happen. Read more by clicking here.
Papa Chatterbox, i.e.Pope Francis
I’m not the only one, obviously, who realizes Pope Francis likes to talk… a lot. This, from Whispers in the Loggia: Three months ago today, Jorge Bergoglio was elected to Peter’s chair… and while the first American Pope took the name Francis, as they tend to do, the natives have come to add their … Read More