News and words of Pope Francis.
March 05, 2014
Pope's Message for Lent 2014"The only real regret lies in not being a saint . . . we could also say that there is only one real kind of poverty: not living as children of God and brothers and sisters of Christ."
February 26, 2014
"Pray intensely to the Holy Spirit"On February 24, Pope Francis made public a letter to families asking them to pray for the upcoming October meeting of the Synod of Bishops, dedicated to “pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization.”
February 10, 2014
"Recover sense of the sacred at Mass"In his February 10 morning Mass, Pope Francis urged those present to realize that at Mass they enter into "the mystery of God . . . It is to really live once more the Passion and the redeeming Death of the Lord. It is a theophany."
December 13, 2013
Message for Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupePope Francis has sent a message to the people of North and South America for the feast on December 12 of Our Lady of Guadalupe, venerated as Patroness of the American continent.
December 09, 2013
"You are all-beautiful, O Mary!"Pope Francis made the traditional papal trip to Rome’s Piazza di Spagna for the Immaculate Conception of Mary and recited a prayer written especially for this occasion.
December 04, 2013
Key points of "Evangelii Gaudium"In his first Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis challenges all Catholics to share the message of the Gospel with joy and mercy. With link to Zenit article by Michael Pakaluk on how to read "The Joy of the Gospel."
November 14, 2013
"Families, live the joy of faith"On October 26 in St. Peter's Square, at the vigil for the World Family Day in Rome, Pope Francis spoke to over 100,000 people about the importance of the family in society.
October 14, 2013
Pope Francis entrusts world to our Lady of FatimaOn Sunday October 13, at the end of Mass, Pope Francis entrusted the world to our Lady of Fatima with a special prayer in front of thousands of pilgrims at St. Peter's Square. The statue was brought for a 24-hour stay in Rome from the Fatima shrine.
October 11, 2013
"A Christian cannot be anti-semitic"On Friday October 11, Pope Francis met with leaders of the Jewish community in Rome, and strongly denounced anti-semitism.
October 02, 2013
"Draw others to the Church by the attraction of your witness"On October 1, feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Pope Francis celebrated Mass with the "Council of Cardinals" convoked in Rome, and pointed to the best way to bring many others to the Church.
September 20, 2013
"Every unborn child, unjustly condemned to be aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ"On Friday September 20, Pope Francis spoke strongly against a "throwaway culture" that especially harms the unborn and the elderly.
September 16, 2013
"Only God's mercy heals 'cancer' of sin"In his Angelus address on Sunday, September 15, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of imitating God's mercy and learning to forgive others.
September 08, 2013
Pope Francis: Homily at Vigil for PeaceOn September 7, before 100,000 people in St. Peter's Square in Rome, Pope Francis strongly denounced all forms of violence during a vigil for peace.
September 01, 2013
Day of prayer and fasting for peace"I have decided to proclaim for the whole Church on 7 September next, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world," Pope Francis said last Sunday.
July 09, 2013
Francis in Lampedusa: “Cain, where is your brother?”On July 8, the Pope visited the island of Lampedusa and celebrated Mass for the immigrants being held there. With video and homily from the Mass.
June 10, 2013
Prelate’s Audience with Pope FrancisOn Monday June 10, at 12.30 pm, the Holy Father received in audience the Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría.
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 11, 2014