30 Mar 2015 | Church in the WorldAngelus: Pope prays for Germanwings crash victims
(Vatican Radio) Following Mass for Palm Sunday in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis during the Angelus prayed for the victims of the Germanwings air crash on Tuesday which killed 150 people. The Holy Father entrusted them to Mary’s intercession including the group of German students who lost their lives.
30 Mar 2015 | Church in the WorldPope Francis on Palm Sunday: remember persecuted Christians
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass in St. Peter's Square on Sunday - Palm Sunday - the beginning of Holy Week, 2015. Please find, below, the official English translation of the Holy Father's prepared remarks.
30 Mar 2015 | Church in the WorldPope Francis tweets on twitter
Pope Francis tweeted and wrote: Holy Week is a privileged time when we are called to draw near to Jesus: friendship with him is shown in times of difficulty.
27 Mar 2015 | Church in the WorldPope Francis tweets on twitter
Pope Francis tweeted and wrote: Life is a precious gift, but we realize this only when we give it to others.
26 Mar 2015 | Church in the WorldPope leads worldwide prayer for peace
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday morning began a special prayer for peace as part of the 500 centenary celebrations marking the birth of St Teresa of Avila. The Pope led the hour of prayer at the Casa Santa Marta before saying Mass along with the Superior General of the Discalced Carmelite Order, Father Saverio Cannestrà.
The worldwide Teresian family is participating in this initiative including Carmelite priest Fr Eugene McCaffrey from the Avila Carmelite Centre in Dublin, Ireland, ...
26 Mar 2015 | Church in the WorldPope at Santa Marta: Faith, not cold doctrine, brings joy
(Vatican Radio) It is not “cold doctrine” that brings joy, but faith, and the hope of meeting Jesus. He who cannot rejoice is an unhappy believer: that’s what the Pope said in his homily at Thursday morning’s Mass in Santa Marta in the Vatican.