WORDS OF THE POPE
May 06, 2013
Pope's First Public RosaryOn May 4, Pope Francis visited the basilica of Saint Mary Major, where he prayed the Rosary and spoke about the importance of Mary in our life as Christians.
April 22, 2013
Pope challenges young peopleAddressing the crowd after the "Regina Coeli" in St. Peter's on Sunday April 22, Pope Francis challenged the young people there to listen to Christ's invitation to follow him closely.
April 04, 2013
Year of Faith ContinuesContinuing the catechesis for the Year of Faith, in his April 3 address Pope Francis stresses the reality of Christ's Resurrection, and speaks about the important role of women in the Church.
April 02, 2013
Homily at Easter Vigil MassThe complete text of Pope Francis' homily at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's: the Risen Jesus "will give you the peace you are looking for and the strength to live as he would have you do."
March 22, 2013
"Fighting poverty, both material and spiritual"Some paragraphs from the Pope's address to the Diplomatic Corps on March 22, in which he mentions two reasons for choosing the name "Francis." With Rome Reports video summary.
March 19, 2013
Homily at Inauguration MassPope Francis invokes the help of Saint Joseph, who just as he watched over Jesus and Mary, watches over and protects Christ's Mystical Body, the Church.
March 15, 2013
Pope Francis' First HomilyPope Francis celebrated the first Mass of his Pontificate in the Sistine Chapel, where he was elected Pontiff. In his homily he urges: "Build up the Church, the Bride of Christ."
February 18, 2013
"I, secluded in prayer, will always be with you"Benedict XVI, speaking without notes, reflected on the importance of Vatican II when meeting with priests from the Rome diocese on February 15.
February 13, 2013
"Continue to pray for me"At the beginning of Lent, Benedict XVI explains why he has renounced the Petrine ministry and asks everyone to keep praying for him and for the future Pope.
January 05, 2013
Message for 2013 World Day of Peace"How could one claim to bring about peace...without defending the life of those who are weakest, beginning with the unborn?" Benedict XVI asks, while also stressing the need to defend marriage based on the natural law.
"They are thirsting for God"On December 9, at the Opening Mass of the International Congress on the Church in America, Benedict XVI entrusted the new evangelization to the intercession of our Lady of Guadalupe.
October 11, 2012
Benedict XVI Begins Year of FaithOn October 11, in St. Peter's square, Benedict XVI opened the Year of Faith, on the 50th anniversary of Vatican II. With the Pope's homily from the Mass and video.
October 03, 2012
Year of Faith: "Porta Fidei"Benedict XVI's Apostolic Letter "Porta Fidei" convoking a Year of Faith that will begin on October 11, 2012 and end on November 24, 2013, feast of Christ the King.
September 10, 2012
"Suffering Unleashes Love"Some excerpts from John Paul II's beautiful apostolic letter "Salvifici Doloris" on the deep human and divine meaning of suffering.
August 10, 2012
"Heaven has a heart"A homily given by Benedict XVI on August 15, 2005, on the role our Lady should have in each Christian's life.
March 27, 2012
Benedict XVI's Message in CubaThe Pope's opening address, calling for the "rebirth" of Cuban society. With Rome Reports video of papal Mass and gift of a golden rose to Our Lady of Charity, "true mother of the Cuban people."
February 15, 2012
"Large families are a witness to faith"Addressing the crowd after his general audience on February 15, Benedict XVI said that "large families are a witness to faith, and a source of wealth and hope for the entire country."
December 16, 2011
The Pope's "Three Wishes" for ChristmasOn December 7, Benedict XVI lit the world's largest Christmas tree, and expressed "three wishes" for this Christmas. With link to homily at Midnight Mass in St. Peter's
November 14, 2010
Benedict XVI: "Love the Word of God"In an apostolic exhortation on the Word of God with conclusions from the 2008 Synod, the Pope points, among other saints, to St. Josemaría as "a ray of light streaming forth from the word of God."
October 04, 2010
Pope Urges Students to Grow in HolinessWhen addressing the Catholic students of England, Scotland and Wales during his recent visit, Benedict XVI said: " I want the very best for you. And by far the best thing for you is to grow in holiness."
May 25, 2013