The Pilgrim's Journey

Pope Francis prays at Western Wall

R RLast Updated: July 9th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis, Uncategorized

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

“Vatican’s administrative bodies need a change in mentality,” says Pope Francis

R RLast Updated: July 14th, 2020Church News, Pope Francis, Uncategorized

(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

Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for April

R RLast Updated: July 9th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis, Uncategorized

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.

R RLast Updated: July 9th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis, Uncategorized

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

Papa Chatterbox, i.e.Pope Francis

R RLast Updated: July 9th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis, Uncategorized

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