Category Archives: Pope’s messages

Pope Francis’ three actions to practice during Lent: Pause, See and Return

Pope Francis’ three actions to practice during Lent: Pause, See and Return

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Feb 14, 2018

SUBSCRIBE 70K Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ Pope Francis celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass and asked to “to unmask temptations, to allow our hearts to beat once in tune with Jesus’ heart.”

‘Pause, See & Return:’ Pope’s Homily at Ash Wednesday Mass at Basilica of St. Sabina All’Aventino

‘Return without fear, to experience the healing and reconciling tenderness of God’

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This afternoon –Ash Wednesday, day of the beginning of Lent – an assembly of prayer took place in the form of the Roman “Stations,” presided over by Pope Francis.

At 4:30 pm, in the church of Saint Anselm all”Aventino, a moment of prayer was held followed by a penitential procession to the Basilica of Saint Sabina. Taking part in the procession were Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, Benedictine monks of Saint Anselm, Dominican Fathers of Saint Sabina and some faithful. At the end of the procession, Pope Francis presided over the celebration of the Eucharist in the Basilica of Saint Sabina, with the rite of the blessing and imposition of ashes. read more

Pope Francis holds Mass in Casa Santa Marta for persecuted Christians

Pope Francis holds Mass in Casa Santa Marta for persecuted Christians

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Published on Feb 13, 2018

Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ It was a joint celebration with the Melkite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Youssef Absi.

Pope and Patriarch, Together at Santa Marta Mass

Youssef Absi, Patriarch of the Church of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites, concelebrated with the Pope.

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This morning, as usual, the Holy Father Francis celebrated Holy Mass at Saint Martha’s House. Today the Pope didn’t give a homily but pronounced brief words to explain the meaning of today’s celebration. Youssef Absi, Patriarch of the Church of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites, concelebrated with the Pope. At the end of the Holy Mass, the Patriarch thanked the Holy Father in French and, on the Pope’s invitation, they imparted the final blessing together. read more

A PAPAL SCANDAL: Pope Francis – First pope directly implicated in sex abuse cover-up

A PAPAL SCANDAL: Pope Francis – First pope directly implicated in sex abuse cover-up

A Papal Scandal by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  February 13, 2018

First pope directly implicated in sex abuse cover-up

There were high hopes for Pope Francis when he was elected in 2013, especially when he promised “zero tolerance” to priests who sexually abuse children and teenagers. All that seems to have vaporized, however, after his most recent trip to Chile and Peru in January, where he told sex abuse victims he didn’t believe that one of his own bishops, Juan Barros, was complicit in their abuse.

People reacted with anger when he told them, “The day they bring me proof against Bp. Barros, then I will speak. There is not a single piece of proof against him. Everything is slander. Is this clear?”

He went on, “No one has come forward, they haven’t provided any evidence for a judgment. This is all a bit vague, it’s something that can’t be accepted.”

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The problem is, somebody did come forward in 2015. Not only did Juan Carlo Cruz write a letter to Pope Francis, outlining chilling details of his and other boys’ abuse at the hands of Fr. Fernando Karadima in the 1980s, allegedly with Bp. Barros’ knowledge, Cdl. Sean O’Malley, one of the Pope’s close advisors, confirmed he hand-delivered the letter directly to the Holy Father. read more

Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama

Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Feb 12, 2018

Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ During the Angelus, the pope gave his blessing for the Chinese New Year and asked for peace building in the Far East through “compassion, farsightedness and courage.”

Pope Francis Registers as World Youth Day Pilgrim

World Youth Day to be held in Panama in January of 2019

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Pope Francis asks youth to be involved in the fight against human trafficking

Pope Francis asks youth to be involved in the fight against human trafficking

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Feb 12, 2018

Human Trafficking: Survivors Meet Pope Francis

‘I Have Never Lost the Opportunity to Denounce this Crime Against Humanity.’

HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE

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For 110 survivors of human trafficking, February 12, 2018, was truly a day to remember in a positive sense, as they were received by Pope Francis in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Those present had come to Rome for the February 8 Observance of International Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking. February 8 is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, patron of the victims of human trafficking. read more

Pope Francis’ Morning Homily: Patience Is Neither Defeat Nor Resignation

Pope Francis’ Morning Homily: Patience Is Neither Defeat Nor Resignation

During Morning Mass, Encourages Faithful to Embrace the Wait Like Jesus

Pope Francis delivers his homily in Santa Marta

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Patience–often produced when our faith is tested–is neither defeat nor resignation. We must embrace it like Jesus did, rather than complain.

According to Vatican News, Pope Francis gave this reminder during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta as he reflected on the virtue explored in today’s First Reading from the Letter of St. James.

“The testing of your faith produces patience.” read more

Pope Francis and the Cardinal Mindszenty Treatment in China

Pope Francis and the Cardinal Mindszenty Treatment in China

, FEBRUARY 12,2018

Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty was a hero of the Cold War, persecuted by communists and ultimately abandoned by his Church. Beginning in 1956, after Red Army tanks rolled into Hungary, Mindszenty spent 15 years in voluntary confinement at the U.S. embassy in Budapest. He spurned repeated requests to leave Hungary and his flock. In 1971, he finally relented, particularly through the urging of President Richard Nixon, who paid homage to the golden calf of détente, and through the orders of his pope. read more

Pope Francis: Jesus is True Doctor of Bodies and Souls

Pope Francis: Jesus is True Doctor of Bodies and Souls

‘No illness is the cause of impurity: sickness certainly involves the whole person, but in no way affects or impedes his relationship with God.’

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“Jesus as a true doctor of bodies and souls, whom God the Father sent into the world to heal humanity, marked by sin and its consequences,” said Pope Francis on February 11, 2018, in his address before praying the Angelus with the crowds in St. Peter’s Square.

The Holy Father noted that February 11 is World Day of the Sick, which he called “well placed” in light of it being the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes. And the day’s gospel (Cf. Mark 1:40-45) is the story of Jesus healing a leper who asked him for help. read more

Pope Francis: Our society sometimes tolerates and encourages human trafficking

Pope Francis: Our society sometimes tolerates and encourages human trafficking

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Feb 9, 2018

SUBSCRIBE 69K Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ The pope called for responsible use of technology and media and for people to be more important than economic benefit.

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Feb 12, 2018

Pope Encourages Santa Marta Group in Fight against Human Trafficking

Initiative Launched in 2014 by the Holy Father

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Pope Francis encouraged the work of the Santa Marta Group on February 9, 2018, in an address to its members in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace. The group, established by the Holy Father in 2014, was concluding its February 8-9 meeting in the Vatican.

“Experience shows that such modern forms of slavery are far more widespread than previously imagined, even – to our scandal and shame –within the most prosperous of our societies,” the Pope said.  “As leaders in law enforcement, research and public policy, and pastoral assistance, you offer an essential contribution to addressing the causes and effects of this modern-day scourge, which continues to cause untold human suffering.” read more

Pope Benedict XVI Says ‘Interiorly, I Am on a Pilgrimage Toward Home’

Pope Benedict XVI Says ‘Interiorly, I Am on a Pilgrimage Toward Home’

Benedict Typed Letter to Italian Daily La Corriere della Sera Responding to Inquiries

CTV Screenshot - Pope Francis and Benedict XVI for 65th Anniversary of Benedict's Priestly Ordination

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Interiorly, I am on pilgrimage towards Home, Benedict XVI has said.

The Pope Emeritus talked about his pilgrimage, gratitude and prayer in a letter to the editor of the Italian daily “Corriere della Sera,” published on February 7, 2018, responding to inquiries about how the German retired Pontiff is spending the last phase of his life. – Read the source: https://zenit.org/articles/benedict-xvi-says-i-am-on-a-pilgrimage-toward-home/ read more