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Angelus

 

Closeness to Peru after devastating floods

Pope Francis is close to the “beloved population of Peru, severely affected by devastating floods” that lashed the country for at least a week. After ...

​For young victims of Violence

Pope Francis called for prayer for “all the young victims of violence, abuse, exploitation and war”, at the end of the Angelus on 12 March ...

One step forward each day

We “convert every day, a step forward each day”: this is the journey that Christians are called to make during the Advent period. That’s what ...

Cruelty against the innocent

A new appeal for the Iraqi people who have been victims of the “brutal acts of violence” being committed “against innocent civilians, be they Muslims, ...

I will come to you

Pope Francis will visit the people impacted by the earthquake that devastated areas of central Italy, so as to personally bring them “the comfort of ...

Through the narrow door

Pope Francis expressed his sorrow over the brutal massacre that occurred Saturday night, in which over 50 people were killed — including many children — ...

The price of the conflict in Syria

“It is unacceptable that so many defenceless people — even many children — must pay the price of the conflict” in Syria. The Pope chose ...

Violence against the innocent

“At this time our souls are once again shocked by the sad news of deplorable acts of terrorism and violence, which have caused pain and ...

May God disperse all plans of terror

May God “disperse every plan of terror and of death, that man no longer dare to shed the blood of a brother”. This was the ...

Works not words

Looking into the faces of the “hungry child”, of the “immigrant who many wanted to drive away”, of the “grandparents ... abandoned in nursing homes”, ...

Blinded by hate

“Let us ask the Lord to convert the hearts of the violent blinded by hate”: this was the appeal for prayer that Pope Francis launched ...

Stories and faces should be welcomed

Following Christ, denying ourselves and taking up our cross, always involves “losing in order to win”. Pope Francis said these words at the Angelus on ...

Shirking responsibility

During the Passion, Jesus is denied “every form of justice” and experiences indifference “in his own flesh”. Thus Pope Francis sees reflected in the image ...

Martyrs don't make headlines

At the Angelus on Sunday, 6 March, Pope Francis asked the faithful to remember him and his collaborators, who are participating in spiritual exercises, in ...

A courageous act

A “call to the consciences of those who govern, so that they come to an international consensus aimed at abolishing the death penalty” and a ...

This is not a society of the few and for the few

On the first Sunday of Lent, 14 February, the Pope celebrated Mass in Ecatepec, a populous suburb outside of the Mexican capital. The Pope celebrated ...

A political solution for Syria

“Only a political solution to the conflict will be able to guarantee a future of reconciliation and peace to that dear and martyred country”. Pope ...

No one is excluded

“No human condition can constitute a reason for exclusion from the heart of the Father”. Pope Francis spoke to the faithful in St Peter's Square ...

The poor at the centre

The poor are “at the centre of the Gospel”. Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with the faithful in St Peter's Square on Sunday, 24 January. ...

Commitment against indifference

Put into practice, with God’s help, the commitment undertaken at new year’s to “Overcome Indifference and Win Peace”. This was Pope Francis’ exhortation at the ...

The reforms move forward

It is “a crime” to steal “the Holy See’s confidential documents”, said clearly at the end of the Angelus on Sunday, 8 November, in St ...

A barbaric act

“The news of the terrible massacre in Ankara, Turkey”, deeply saddened Pope Francis, who at the Angelus on Sunday, 11 October, assured “the beloved country” ...

Reject worldliness

Follow Jesus on his “uncomfortable path that is not of success or of passing glory, but one which takes us to the true freedom, freedom ...

Crimes that offend humanity

We must prevent the recurrence of the horrible tragedies that befall migrants, as have occurred in recent days. Pope Francis launched yet another heartfelt appeal ...

Respect for the commitment for peace in Ukraine

Concerned over the embitterment of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Pope Francis addressed a new appeal for peace to the parties, invoking respect fro the ...

The great believer

“Faith is the heart of Mary’s entire story: she is the believer, the great believer”. This was emphasized by Pope Francis on Saturday, 15 August, ...

The Angelus on the Assumption for the first time in St Peter’s Square

“Mary is full of grace. She is a sure refuge for us in times of temptation”. With this Tweet posted on @Pontifexon Thursday, 13 August, ...

The bread that satisfies

With “a powerful summons to draw close to the Lord in the Sacrament of Mercy and also in receiving Communion”, Pope Francis recalled the “Forgiveness ...

Freedom for abductees in Syria

After reciting the Angelus on Sunday, 26 July, Pope Francis called on local and international authorities to renew their commitment to obtain the freedom of ...

The great resources of Latin America

Pope Francis emphasized that “the Latin American Continent has great human and spiritual potential”, as he addressed the crowd in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, ...

A possible path

“The Eucharist, source of love for the life of the Church, is the school of charity and solidarity”. Pope Francis said this at the Angelus ...

When we make the sign of the Cross

In Christian life, everything revolves around the Trinity. This was the crux of Pope Francis’ address at the Angelus on Sunday, 31 May, in St ...

Water for everyone

“Water is the most essential element for life, the future of humanity depends on our capacity to guard and share it”. Pope Francis said this ...

The persecution that the world is hiding

The Pope's anguish over the massacre of Christians, this time provoked by the terrorist attacks on two Churches in Lahore, Pakistan, resonated at the Angelus ...

​Without women a sterile world

A world which marginalizes women is a “sterile world” because, Pope Francis said “women not only give life, but they also transmit the ability to ...

In the desert

Lent is “a time of spiritual conflict” which Christians must face in the desert. Pope Francis recalled this at the Angelus on 22 February, the ...

The Pope announces his appointment of 20 cardinals

The 20 cardinals that Pope Francis will create on 14 February are from 18 different countries from around the world. This will be the second ...

It was he who knocked

“How many times does Jesus come into our lives,” Pope Francis said at the Angelus on Sunday, 21 December, the fourth Sunday of Advent, and ...

No one is excluded

God's goodness “has no boundaries and does not discriminate against anyone”. This is why the Kingdom of God, Pope Francis stated at the Angelus on ...

War is not the answer

War is madness “from which mankind has not yet learned its lesson”. Still alive in the Pope's heart was the memory of his visit the ...

Wine or Water?

To the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus on Sunday, 31 August, Pope Francis admonished that Christians run the risk of becoming ...

Peace for Ukraine

The Pope invoked “peace and serenity” for Ukraine, where “a situation of tension and conflict” persists and provokes “so much suffering among the civilian population”. ...

No to hatred in the name of God

The sorrow for all that is happening in Iraq gives way to dismay and disbelief, Pope Francis told the faithful gathered for the Angelus in ...

The needs of the poor

Looking away from the poor is “a polite way” of saying: “Sort it out for yourselves”. Pope Francis doesn't mince words in warning Christians of ...

Peace conquers violence

Concerned by the news arriving from Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries, Pope Francis launched a new appeal for persecuted Christians, asking the faithful to ...

Prayer for peace is never in vain

“Now, Lord, help us! Grant us peace, teach us peace, guide us toward peace. Open our eyes and our hearts and grant us the courage ...

When the poor end up paying

It’s always the poor who pay the price of corruption. Every type of corruption: that of politicians and businessmen, but also that of clergymen who ...

Those who do not want to see the light

Pope Francis warned Christians of the risk of falling into “inner blindness” which closes the heart to the grace and light of God. He said ...

Unity prevails in conflict

Only by remaining united in love can we witness the truth of the Gospel and strive to transform this “world broken by many conflicts” into ...

The Gospel in your pocket

“I pose a question to you: 'do you read a passage of the Gospel everyday?' It is good to keep a small Gospel in your ...

Hunger for God

The Word of Jesus in the Gospel “gives us the strength, sustains us in struggle against the worldly mind-set that would lower man to the ...

Peace in Ukraine

The Pope hopes that the international community will seriously take steps to support every initiative which favours dialogue and harmony in order to achieve peace ...

The words that kill

That which dirties the soul comes from the heart and out of the mouth. Therefore it is very important to know what lurks inside of ...

Like a burning lamp

The vocation of a Christian is to be “burning lamp” which brings the light of Christ to others. Pope Francis underlined this at the Angelus ...

The exiled family

Displaced people, refugees, immigrants, the victims of human trafficking and slave labor. These people were the focus of Pope Francis' concern during these days of ...

On the tree with Zacchaeus

“Jesus is merciful and never grows tired of forgiving”. Pope Francis recalled this at the Angelus on Sunday, 3 November, taking up the Gospel teaching ...

Women who fight and pray

Pope Francis expressed his appreciation to those “who fight for their families, who pray and never grow weary”, these women who “by their attitude provide ...

In Mary's hands

Mary is the teacher of faith for every Christian. Deeply convinced of this truth, and of the need to turn to Mary at every moment ...

Peace is possible

“I ask each party to follow decisively and courageously the path of encounter and negotiation”: Pope Francis tweeted on Monday morning, 9 September, taking up ...

Faith and violence are incompatible

The peace of Christ is neither “neutrality” nor “compromise at all costs”. Following Jesus “entails giving up evil and selfishness and choosing good, truth and ...

A heart that desires

“The Christian is one who brings within himself a great desire, a deep desire: that desire to meet with his Lord with his brothers and ...

Rio in a week

More than 20,000 people went to Castel Gandolfo for Pope Francis. This vast crowd gathered there yesterday, Sunday 14 July, in the square facing the ...

God never tires of forgiving

The theme of mercy was at the centre of the Francis' first Sunday as Pope. He spent yesterday morning, 17 March, with the faithful of ...

Called to scale the mountain

“At this moment of my life... the Lord is calling me 'to scale the mountain', to devote myself even more to prayer and meditation. But ...

The way of God and the way of man

“Thank you for your prayers in these days, difficult for me”. Pope Ratzinger was addressing his compatriots and expressing his gratitude for their support. He ...

Have no fear if God calls

Man is not “the author of his own vocation”, he “gives a response to the divine proposal”. Thus, if God calls on “human weakness, we ...

We must invest in family life

“Invest in life and in the family, also as an effective response to the current crisis”. Benedict XVI renewed his appeal to the Bishops of ...

Never again the horrors of the Shoah

A “terrible tragedy which deeply hit the Jewish people” which today “must represent a constant warning for all, so that the horrors of the past ...

The divisions among Christians disfigure the face of the Church

One of the gravest sins “that disfigure the Church’s face”is the sin “against her visible unity”, and, in particular, “the historical divisions which separated Christians ...

Heaven opens above the children

Twenty newborn babies were baptized by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday morning 13 January, The Liturgical Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, in the ...

The true event

Jesus is “the true event which remains the firm and enduring point in the midst of the world’s upheavals”.The Holy Father said this at the ...

Even those who love deserved to be loved

When God's love is rooted in our hearts, we become capable of loving even those who do not deserve it. The Pope said this at ...

Between heaven and earth

The communion “between heaven and Earth” is an “endless feast”. It is the meaning of the liturgical solemnity of All Saints and so it was ...

How hard it is for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God

The relationship between wealth and holiness is the topic of the reflection that the Pope proposed to the faithful gathered yesterday, Sunday 14 October, in ...

Pace and security for the Congolese

The Pope appealed for the Congolese peoples who “because of persistent armed conflicts are subjected to suffering, violence and severe hardship”. At the Angelus on ...

In search of a place of peace

A Sunday under the banner of peace. This is what yesterday, 9 September, was in the Pope's words and intentions. In a certain sense it ...

The true religion is to live listening to God

True religion is “to live listening to God in order to do his will”. A way of life, which the Pope spoke about at the ...

The mark of the Devil

Deceitfulness is “the hallmark of the Devil”. The Pope said at the Angelus on Sunday, 26 August, speaking of the betrayal of Judas to the ...

God is man's home

The Assumption is understood in relation to Easter, the great mystery of Christian salvation. The creature “most immersed in this mystery” is Mary who in ...

God's horizon

We must not stop at a purely human horizon but open ourselves to the horizon of God, to the horizon of faith. Benedict addressed this ...

Enough of violence and blood

The Pope calls for the end of “every form of violence and bloodshed” and expresses the hope of a future of peace and stability for ...

Olympic brotherhood

The Evil One always endeavours to spoil God’s work, sowing divisions in human hearts and in interpersonal, social and international relations. It is therefore necessary ...

Reserves of love for the suffering

“Reserves of love” for the suffering. This is how the Pope described doctors, nurses and all those who guarantee religious assistance in clinics and hospitals ...

To the victims of earthquakes to show the solidarity of the Church

The Visit that the Pope will make on Tuesday, 26 June, to the region of Emilia struck by earthquakes signifies “a sign of the whole ...

Pope's prayer for Italy

“Every time we pray the earth is united to Heaven” and so our invocation “reaches God himself”. With these words, pronounced yesterday, Sunday, 20 May, ...

The indispensable union with Christ

Like branches joined to the vine: this is the Gospel image the Pope used to describe the task which is incumbent on Christians through Baptism. ...

Towards Mexico and Cuba

The Pope asked the faithful to accompany him spiritually in Mexico and Cuba, where he will visit from 23 to 29 March. At the Angelus ...

Experiencing God’s presence in the wilderness

At noon on Sunday, 26 February, the First Sunday of Lent, before leading the Angelus with the faithful in St Peter’s Square, the Holy Father ...

Legitimate aspirations for the common good in Syria

Benedict XVI is following with deep apprehension the dramatic events that are devastating the life of the people of Syria. On Sunday, 12 February, at ...

On the good use of illness

“Illness can be a salutary moment in which to experience the attention of others and to pay attention to others”, but it can also be ...

Accepting and serving life

“In sickness we all need human warmth: to comfort a sick person what counts more than words is serene and sincere closeness”, the Holy Father ...

Authority means service, love and humility

Authority, according to the human interpretation and authority according to God’s interpretation were at the heart of the Reflection that Benedict XVI offered the many ...

To the roots of unity

The search for unity insists on a “inner transformation” that opens believers to “a new life in Christ”, the Pope said, at the Angelus on ...

Millions that are not numbers

The Holy Father stressed the crucial role of the spiritual director on the journey of faith and, in particular, in the “response to the vocation ...

The moderate style of Christians

At noon on Sunday, 4 December, the Second Sunday of Advent, prior to leading the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square in the recitation of ...

An effective response to climate change

On Sunday, 27 November, the First Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father commented on this first Sunday of the new liturgical year, “a new journey ...

For reconciliation and justice in Africa

On Sunday, 13 November, at the recitation of the Angelus, the Holy Father asked the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square to pray for his ...

Like a lamp to light us on our way through the night

Believing in God and living love means bearing “invincible hope, like a lamp to light them on their way through the night beyond death to ...

Moses extends the Covenant to all nations

At midday on Sunday, 30 October, the Holy Father greeted the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square and led them in the recitation of the ...

Exemplary witnesses of the Gospel

On Sunday morning, 23 October, after presiding at Holy Mass for the Canonization of three new Saints, Pope Benedict XVI recited the Angelus with the ...

An urgent and exciting challenge

On Sunday, 16 October, after the Eucharistic celebration in St Peter’s Basilica concluding the first international meeting of the new evangelizers, the Pope prayed the ...

Angels a sign of God’s care

At noon on Sunday, 2 October, before praying the Angelus with the faithful in St Peter’s Square the Holy Father commented on the Parable of ...

The Eucharist, life of the world

The Eucharist is “the source of life and hope for every human being and for the whole world”, the Pope said before the Angelus on ...

The human being in God's loving plan

On Sunday, 28 August, the Holy Father introduced the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful at Castel Gandolfo with a meditation on the divergence ...

Reconciliation in Syria and a plan for peace in Libya

At the Marian prayer of the Angelus on Sunday, 7 August, with the faithful gathered in the courtyard of the Papal Residence in Castel Gandolfo, ...

'No' to indifference to the starving

Before leading the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful on Sunday, 31 July, at the Papal Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo the Holy Father ...

Abandon for ever the path of hatred

On Sunday, 24 July, before leading the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, the Holy Father ...

International mobilization to stop the humanitarian disaster in the Horn of Africa

An “international mobilization” to assist the populations of the Horn of Africa and in particular, Somalia, where a “severe drought” – followed in some areas ...

Respect and humanity for hostages at sea

“I assure the seafarers, who are unfortunately held hostage through acts of piracy, of my prayers”, said the Pope at the Angelus on 10 July. ...

The strength of communion

At noon on Sunday, 26 June, on which the Solemnity of Corpus Christi is celebrated in Italy and in many other countries, prior to leading ...

Dialogue must always prevail over arms

At the end of the Eucharistic Celebration in the Vatican Basilica for the Solemnity of Pentecost the Holy Father reflected on this event before reciting ...

The breath of the Holy Spirit fills the universe

On Sunday, 12 June, after presiding at Mass in St Peter’s Basilica for the Solemnity of Pentecost, before reciting the Regina Caeli with the faithful ...

Beyond the walls of death

Let the Resurrection of Jesus “break down the walls of death” and open a new land to humanity “united at last with God’s Heaven”. Theses ...

I remember him with love

“ I remembered him with affection in prayer”. The Pope said this to the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square at noon, on Sunday, 3 ...

Peace on the horizon for Libya

After praying the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, 20 March, the Holy Father made the following Appeal on behalf of the people of ...

The rock of Christ and the sands of power

After the Angelus on Sunday 6 March the Pope appealed for the protection of religious freedom and human dignity in Pakistan and for help to ...

A simpler and more modest lifestyle

On Sunday 27 February, before leading the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square, the Holy Father commented on the ...

Lives shaped by love

At noon on Sunday, 20 February, the Holy Father introduced the prayer of the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square commenting on ...

Love beyond human justice

At noon on Sunday, 13 February, before leading the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square the Holy Father commented ...

The salt, the light, the life

At noon on Sunday, 6 February, the Holy Father introduced the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square with comments ...

A new programme of life

At noon on Sunday, 30 January, before praying the Angelus the Holy Father Benedict XVI commented on the Beatitudes. Present among the faithful gathered in ...

Delight at John Paul II’s beatification

On Sunday, 16 January, World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the Holy Father led the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful in St Peter's ...

The ‘Christian name’ for a new birth

On Sunday, 9 January, after celebrating Mass in the Sistine Chapel Benedict XVI prayed the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square. The ...

The Wise Men, the star and the Child

The “signature” of God exists in creation: a signature which man “can and must endeavour to discover and decipher”. In celebrating Mass in St Peter’s ...

The just man the new man

At noon on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, 19 December, before leading the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful in St Peter’s Square, the ...

The patience of the farmer

On the Third Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father led the faithful in the recitation of the Angelus. About 2,000 children were waiting in St ...

Hail Mary Full of Grace

At noon on Wednesday, 8 December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Holy Father commented on Mary, “full of grace”, before leading the recitation ...

Hearing God in the  desert of the world

At noon on Sunday, 5 December, the Second Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father Benedict XVI led the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful ...

The man who waits

On 28 November, the first day of Advent, before praying the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square, the Holy Father commented on ...

Prayer for the Christians in Iraq

The Holy Father introduced the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful in St Peter's Square on Sunday, 21 November, the Solemnity of Christ the ...

Overcoming the economic crisis

At noon on Sunday, 14 November, the Holy Father prayed the Angelus with the faithful in St Peter's Square after Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of ...

The poor shall always be welcome in the Church

After presiding at Mass on 7 November, the Holy Father left the Church of the Sagrada Família by the “Porta de Naizement” and entered the ...

Atrocious violence against the defenceless

The Holy Father sent a Mcessage to Archbishop Athanase Matti Shaba Matoka of Baghdad, the Republic of Iraq for the Syro-Catholics, on the occasion of ...

Sanctity is the point of Christian life

On Monday, 1 November, the Feast of All Saints, the Pope addressed the faithful in St Peter's Square before reciting the Angelus. The following is ...

God excludes no one

On Sunday, 31 October, the Holy Father, together with the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square, reflected on the Mercy of God before reciting the ...

The Church evangelizes

On Sunday, 24 October, after presiding at Mass in St Peter's Basilica for the closing of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the ...

The Church instrument of unity and reconciliation

On Sunday, 10 October, after presiding at Mass in St Peter's Basilica for the opening of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the ...

In Christian communities may no one be marginalized or in need

On Sunday, 3 October, after presiding at Mass the Holy Father led the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful. Before the Marian prayer, he ...

God loves the poor and asks us to serve others

At noon on Sunday, 26 September, before praying the Angelus with the faithful in the courtyard at the Papal Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo, the ...

Repentance the measure of faith

At noon on Sunday, 12 September, before praying the Angelus with the faithful gathered in the courtyard of the Papal Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo, ...

Friendship with Christ a proposal that goes against the tide

Shortly after noon on 5 September, the Holy Father returned from his Pastoral Visit to Carpineto Romano where he presided at Holy Mass. Before leading ...

From Christ we learn humility and gratitude

At noon on Sunday, 29 August, the Holy Father led the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful gathered in the courtyard of the Papal ...

A world of brothers and sisters to build the civilization of love

On Sunday, 22 August, the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary, the Holy Father introduced the Angelus with comments on the Blessed Virgin Mary's title ...

Under her protection all humanity finds refuge

On Sunday, 15 August, the Holy Father greeted pilgrims in the courtyard of the Papal Summer Residence at Castel Gandolfo. Before leading the Angelus, he ...

The use of goods and the logic of love

At noon on Sunday, 8 August, the Feast of St Dominic Guzmán, the Pope spoke to the faithful gathered in the courtyard of the Papal ...

All States should ban cluster bombs

Cluster bombs “cause unacceptable damage to civilians”, the Holy Father said at the Papal Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo after the Angelus on 1 August, ...

Nothing lasts forever

At noon on Sunday, 1 August, the Holy Father introduced the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful at the Papal Summer Residence in Castel ...

Those who pray are never alone

On Sunday, 25 July, the Feastday of St James the Greater, at the Papal Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo the Holy Father spoke to the ...

The Word of God remains all the rest will pass away

At noon on Sunday, 18 July, the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, before praying the Angelus with the faithful from the balcony overlooking the inner ...

The logic of charity  is the logic of Christ

On Sunday, 11 July, the Memorial of St Benedict of Norcia, before reciting the Angelus with the pilgrims in the courtyard of the Papal Residence ...

A moderate life keeps hearts and minds free

On Sunday, 4 July, after celebrating the Eucharist, the Pope recited the Angelus with the faithful. The following is a translation of the Address given ...

On the pillars of the Patrons of Rome

At the end of the Eucharistic concelebration on Tuesday, 29 June, the Holy Father led the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful gathered in ...

Peace and security  for the people of Kyrgyzstan

On Sunday, 20 June, after celebrating Mass in St Peter's Basilica and reciting the Angelus, the Holy Father made an appeal to the international community ...

The first workers of the civilization of love

On Sunday, 13 June, before leading the recitation of the Angelus with the pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square, the Holy Father commented on the ...

Christians committed to love of God and love of neighbour

On Sunday, 30 May, Trinity Sunday, the Holy Father introduced the prayer of the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square, commenting on ...

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