Vatican City, 25 May 2014 (VIS) – At 8 a.m. the Pope transferred from Temple Mount to the Western Wall, or “Wailing Wall”. Fifteen meters high, this wall is a place of worship for the Jews for historical and religious reasons, and is linked to numerous traditions such as that of leaving prayers written on small pieces of … Read More
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 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
(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
Nobody, in all human history, has ever had the chance to say that before.
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
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