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Francis

 

We are brothers

“We are brothers”. Those three words which Pope Francis addressed to Benedict XVI are enough to describe the atmosphere of their meeting on Saturday, 23 ...

The Pope's Mass with Vatican gardeners and cleaners

When we have a heart of stone it happens that we pick up real stones and stone Jesus Christ in the person of our brothers ...

The Pope's embrace of the world

A meeting that “somehow seeks to express the Pope’s embrace of the world”: with these words the Holy Father described the spirit of the Audience ...

A family celebration  for the Pontiff

A small family celebration was was held for Pope Francis yesterday, Wednesday, 20 March, at the end of his meeting with the representatives of the ...

The Bishop of Rome at the Casal del Marmo Detention Centre

Pope Francis has chosen the youth at Casal del Marmo Detention Centre for the traditional washing of the feet on Holy Thursday. This was announced ...

Audience with Nobel Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

On Thursday morning, 21 March, in the Private Library at the Apostolic Palace Pope Francis met Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, the Argentine who won the Nobel ...

In fidelity to the Gospel

Today, 21 March, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Primate of the Anglican Communion, presided at his Enthronement. Numerous Catholic bishops were present including Cardinal Cormac ...

With friendship and respect

The “firm determination” to continue the ecumenical journey and the “promotion of friendship and respect among men and women of different religious traditions” was affirmed ...

Father for everyone

At 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday the small chapel where Cardinal Bergoglio often celebrated Mass was closed. He preferred to go this chapel, even though he ...

Best Wishes from Pope Francis to Benedict XVI

On Tuesday afternoon, 19 March, Pope Francis telephoned Pope emeritus Benedict XVI with his most heartfelt wishes on his name day, the Feast of St ...

Pope Francis

On the occasion of the Mass in St Peter's Square for the beginning of Pope Francis' Petrine ministry, L'Osservatore Romano is publishing a 4-page special ...

In the sign of tenderness

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the start of his service as the Successor of Peter and the Bishop of Rome on the Feast of St ...

The embraces of Francis

On the sunny March morning on which his Petrine ministry began, Pope Francis had his first experience of total immersion in a crowd. For a ...

The poor beside the powerful

A place had been reserved for them next to the powerful of this earth. Indeed they were even closer to the altar, closer to Pope ...

To protect and welcome

With the Mass celebrated in St Peter's Square on Tuesday morning, 19 March, the Solemnity of St Joseph, Pope Francis began his Petrine ministry. The ...

We are orphaned of a father but he is now a treasure for all

Federico is the spokesman of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. Alejandro Russo is rector of the Metropolitan Cathedral and secretary to the Episcopal Vicariate, the ...

An explanation of the papal coat of arms

The shield Pope Francis has decided to keep his previous coat of arms, chosen at the time of his episcopal consecration and marked by linear ...

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 ...

Pope Francis receives the President of Argentina

Pope Francis received in a private Audience in the late morning of Monday, 18 March, at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, H.E. Ms Cristina Fernández de ...

A journey started among the people   At the subway stop

“It seems my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get me”. These are the words of Pope Francis most cited ...

The Pope at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens

Another Marian stop for Pope Francis: after his visit to the Basilica of St Mary Major the day following his election, in the afternoon of ...

Make everyone feel that the Church exists

“Pope Francis feels he is Bishop of Rome and he told me this from the very first”. He perceives the relationship with the Diocese of ...

The name and the words

A name and a few simple words to show Rome and the world the new Successor of the Apostle Peter, who has blown away weeks ...

An approach of brotherhood, love and trust

The following is a translation from French of the declaration of Brother Alois, Prior of Taiz é, on the election of Pope Francis. In St ...

Joy becomes prayer

“We are all sharing this moment of joy and we pray that he may be under the protection of the Virgin of Luján”, the Patroness ...

Praying to Our Lady at St Mary Major

He kept his promise. As announced at the moment of election, Pope Francis left the Vatican for the first time and went to “pray to ...

A Pope called Francis

Pope Francis looked out from the Loggia of the Blessings of the Vatican Basilica just after 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 March and spoke to ...

The new Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio

The first American Pope is a Jesuit from Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The 76-year-old Archbishop of Buenos Aires is for the whole continent a prominent ...

HABEMUS PAPAM

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum Habemus Papam Georgium Marium Bergoglio qui sibi nomen imposuit Franciscum

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Dec. 7, 2019