Category Archives: Pope’s messages

Pope Francis sends video message of hope and unity in anticipation of Peru trip

Pope Francis sends video message of hope and unity in anticipation of Peru trip

Published on Aug 8, 2017

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August 8, 2017. He asked Peruvians to imitate the saints, as he will travel to Peru and Chile January 15-21, 2018.

Pope Francis Sends Video to People of Peru Ahead of January 2018 Visit

Pope Francis Calls Peruvians to Unity and Hope

Pope Outside Papal Flight – Screenshot

Pope Francis sent a video message to all Peruvians on August 5, in advance of his January 2018 visit.  The message was posted by Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, Archbishop of Lima and Primate of Peru, on the archdiocesan website. read more

Pope Francis asks in the Angelus for people not to forget God during the summer

Pope Francis asks in the Angelus for people not to forget God during the summer

Published on Aug 7, 2017

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[He also invited Christians to continue living out charity during the summer holidays.]

Use Summer to Encounter Christ, Urges Pope at Angelus

Reflecting on Transfiguration, Reminds Faithful in St. Peter’s Square of the Need for Us to ‘detach from the worldly’

Angelus 30 August 2015

PHOTO.VA – OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Pope Francis says summer can be an ideal time to encounter the Lord….

During his Sunday Angelus address, the Pope told the faithful in a hot St. Peter’s Square: ‘Summer time can be a providential moment to grow in our commitment to seek after and encounter the Lord.” read more

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On the Feast of the Transfiguration

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On the Feast of the Transfiguration

‘The Event Offers Us a Message of Hope: It Invites Us to Encounter Jesus, to Be at the Service of Brethren’

Angelus / Foto: Francesco Sforza – © PHOTO.VA – OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square:

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Before the Angelus 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning!

This Sunday the liturgy celebrates the feast of the Lord’s Transfiguration. Today’s Gospel tells us that the Apostles Peter, James and John were witnesses of this extraordinary event. Jesus took them with Him “and led them up a high mountain by themselves” (Matthew 17:1) and, while He was praying, His face changed in aspect, shining like the sun, and His garments became white as light. Then Moses and Elijah appeared, talking with Him. At this point, Peter said to Jesus: “Lord, it is well that we are here; if you wish, I will make three booths here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah” (v. 4). He hadn’t finished speaking when a bright cloud overshadowed them. read more

A Pope, a President and a Bishop: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Fulton Sheen

A Pope, a President and a Bishop: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Fulton Sheen

John Paul II greets Archbishop Fulton Sheen. John Paul II greets Archbishop Fulton Sheen. (via http://fulton-sheen.cua.edu/cause/)  |  AUG. 3, 2017 A Pope, a President and a Bishop: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Fulton Sheen COMMENTARY: The confluence of their efforts changed the century and the world for the better. By Paul Kengor

I’ve been writing and talking quite a bit recently on Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and their extraordinary partnership to win the battle of the 20th century against the destructive force of atheistic Soviet communism — an evil that Our Lady of Fatima had warned about 100 years ago. It’s a great story, a touching story. So much so that, as readers here know, I dedicated an in-depth book to the topic — on that Pope and president.

But if there’s a third person in that story, it’s a bishop, an American Catholic renowned throughout the 20th century — a remarkable priest named Fulton Sheen. read more

Pope Francis Thanks Young People for Enthusiastic Faith

Pope Francis Thanks Young People for Enthusiastic Faith

During General Audience, Reminds Polish Pilgrims That About a Year Has Passed Since the World Youth Day in Krakow

Pope In Paul VI Hall During General Audience –Copyright Osservatorio Romano – CTV

Recalling that just about a year ago the World Youth Day was taking place in Krakow, Pope Francis told Polish pilgrims present at the General Audience, yesterday, Aug. 2, 2017, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall to be “watchmen of hope for generations to come.”

Recalling the enthusiasm of the young people, the Holy Father stressed: “I greet warmly the Polish pilgrims. read more

Pope Francis: Christians also suffer darkness, but baptism brings the light

Pope Francis: Christians also suffer darkness, but baptism brings the light

Published on Aug 2, 2017

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August 2, 2017. During the General Audience, he explained that “baptism is the door of hope.”

‘Baptism Is the Reason for Our Hope,’ Says Pope at General Audience

At General Audience, Pope Urges Faithful to Remember and Celebrate Date of Their Baptisms

Pope Blesses Baby At General Audience: L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO – PHOTO.VA

Baptism is the reason for our hope, and it should inspire us to give off our light even in the most mundane or difficult moments throughout daily life. read more

Pope Francis’ Message to National Meeting Of Young People in Shrine of Aparecida, Brazil

Pope Francis’ Message to National Meeting Of Young People in Shrine of Aparecida, Brazil

‘Through the intercession of the Virgin Aparecida, may the Lord be able to renew hope and the missionary spirit in each one of you.’

Pope writing a letter

Here is a working translation of the Message that Pope Francis sent to young Brazilians taking part in the National Meeting in the Shrine of Aparecida, Brazil, at the end of the “Rota 300” project.

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The Holy Father’s Message

Dear young people, I greet you affectionately, young people of Brazil, gathered in Aparecida for the closing of the “Rota 300” Project, in the Marian Year that commemorates the 300 years of the finding of Our Lady’s image in the waters of Rio Paraiba do Sul. read more

Pope Francis at Angelus: It is criminal that we have become accustomed to human trafficking

Pope Francis at Angelus: It is criminal that we have become accustomed to human trafficking

Published on Jul 31, 2017

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[He called for a greater commitment to fight this injustice that affects more than 21 million people.]

Pope’s Angelus Appeal: End Human Trafficking

Invites Faithful to Join Him Praying for Adequate Countering This ‘Form of Modern Slavery’

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Recalling that yesterday marked the World Day Against Human Trafficking, sponsored by the United Nations, Pope Francis said this making an appeal to end this phenomenon during his Angelus address Sunday, July 30, 2017, to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square at noon. read more

Pope Francis Remembers Fr. Jacques Hamel who was murdered by two militant Islamists on July 26,2016

Pope Francis Remembers Fr. Jacques Hamel who was murdered by two militant Islamists on July 26,2016

A Photo and Message on His Account

Fr Hamel

On July 26, Pope Francis remembered the first anniversary of the murder of French Father Jacques Hamel. A year since the 80-year-old priest was murdered by two militant Islamists on the morning of July 26, 2016, while celebrating Mass in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in the diocese of Rouen, Normandy.

The Pontiff’s Instagram account published a photo of Pope Francis taken during the Mass celebrated in the presence of a group of pilgrims of the Diocese of Rouen last September 14, in memory of the elderly priest. The post is accompanied by the following message in French, English and Portuguese: “Today we remember Father Hamel who, as so many other martyrs of our time, spent his life at the service of others.” read more

“The Message of the Day”: A daily video of Pope Francis to reflect on your every day life

“The Message of the Day”: A daily video of Pope Francis to reflect on your every day life

Published on Jul 28, 2017

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June 28, 2017. A website sends its users brief videos of the pope’s homilies.

Clergy are ‘main obstacle’ to Pope Francis’ agenda: Vatican newspaper

ROME, July 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The “main obstacle” Pope Francis faces in implementing his agenda for the Church comes from “closure, if not hostility” from “a good part of the clergy, at levels both high and low,” stated an article in the Vatican’s semi-official newspaper L’Osservatore Romano on the weekend. read more