“Poverty, decadence and suffering in one part of the earth are a breeding ground for problems that will end up affecting the entire planet”, warns Francis
“We must promote the integration of women in the places in which important decisions are taken”, insists Francis at the Angelus
“The vineyard is the Lord’s, not ours. Authority is a service, and as such should be exercised, for the good of all and for the dissemination of the Gospel”, Francis pleads at the Angelus
“We see the face of Jesus in the faces of the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, strangers and prisoners; Christ calls us to help”, Pope Francis has recalled.
“The Church needs to be like God: always going out; and when the Church does not go out, it becomes sick with… many evils”, Pope Francis warned today at the midday Angelus prayer.
In the Angelus on Sunday, and in the wake of this week’s tragic fires in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis pleaded for “a humane and dignified welcome” for refugees in Europe.
“Chatter is a plague more awful than Covid! Let us make an effort: no gossip”, Pope Francis urged in his catechesis at the Angelus on Sunday.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis called for “constructive dialogue and respect for international law” to resolve the conflict in the eastern Mediterranean. Though the pontiff did not mention Greece and Turkey explicitly, those countries have been clashing over gas and oil deposits in the region that both nations claim lie in their waters.
At the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis warned that “the Lord will hold us to account for all of the migrants who have fallen on their journey of Hope”, as “victims of the throwaway culture”.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis sounded the alarm on the coronavirus economic crisis, imploring that summer holidays in the northern hemisphere “should not allow us to forget the problems there are due to Covid: many families do not have work, have lost work, and have nothing to eat”.
At the Angelus today on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Francis recalled that “God looks on the…
During his Angelus address at midday today, Pope Francis pleaded for a world “completely free of nuclear weapons” and a commitment to make Lebanon – still reeling after last Tuesday’s blast in the port in Beirut – “free and strong”.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis called for “solidarity and creativity” to solve post-COVID poverty and unemployment, as he pleaded for the “converging commitment of all political and economic leaders” in tackling the social consequences of the pandemic, since “families and society cannot continue without work”.
At the Angelus today on the memorial of Jesus’ “grandparents”, Saints Joachim and Anne, Pope Francis urged young people to perform gestures of tenderness towards the elderly, “especially the loneliest”, with the “inventiveness of love”.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis repeated his plea for a “global and immediate” ceasefire, at the same time that he expressed his particular concern over the skirmishes in the Caucasus region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in which at least 16 people have been killed in clashes over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis said he was “very saddened” by the decision of Turkish authorities Friday to convert into a mosque again the Istanbul icon of Hagia Sophia.
In his greeting today after the Angelus prayer, Pope Francis praised as “commendable” a UN Security Council resolution adopted this week calling for a “global and immediate” ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic, and urged the international community to “effectively and promptly” implement that cessation of hostilities “for the good of the many people who are suffering”.
In his Angelus today after his Mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis denounced the “solitude of the elderly”, treated as “discarded material”, as a “tragedy of our times”, and urged that the life of children and grandchildren be given “as a gift” to older people.
In the Angelus today, Pope Francis asked the European Union and the United Nations for solutions to the “serious socio-political and economic crises” afflicting Syria and neighbouring countries, urging leaders to “think of the fact that there are small children who are hungry, who do not have anything to eat”, and to hasten to make peace.
In the Angelus today, Pope Francis pressed for a renewed commitment on the part of the world to refugees and the environment post-COVID-19, as he recalled too the “painful reality” of persecuted Christians today, whom he lamented are more numerous even than the martyrs of the early Church.
In his homily today at Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis pleaded for “urgent” help for “those who hunger for food and for dignity, those without work and those who struggle to carry on”.
Pope Francis warned the world today in the Angelus “do not celebrate victory too soon” over COVID-19, as he denounced that in Brazil on Friday “one person died every minute” from the illness.
After reciting the Regina Caeli in the library of the Apostolic Palace on the Monday after Easter, Pope Francis continued reflecting on how women are contributing during the coronavirus crisis.
At 11.00 this morning, at the Altar of the Cathedra of Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Holy Father Francis presided at the solemn liturgical celebration of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.
In words following the recitation of the Marian Prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis highlighted an appeal launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, this week calling for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world” amidst the current coronavirus pandemic.
Pope Francis on Sunday called for all Christians to respond to the coronavirus pandemic “with the universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness”.
“In this situation of pandemic, in which we find ourselves living more or less isolated, we are invited to rediscover and deepen the value of the communion that unites all the members of the Church.”
A Dutch florist has cancelled the Vatican’s Easter flower supply in the first sign the Pope’s Holy Week could fall victim to the coronavirus restrictions.
From the Library in the Apostolic Palace – instead of his habitual window in the papal apartments, to protect him from the coronavirus threat – Pope Francis on Sunday in the Angelus prayer expressed his “great apprehension” over the “inhuman situation” of Syrian refugees, as well as his “closeness” to sufferers of COVID-19 and their caregivers.
In his Angelus prayer today, Pope Francis said he was “saddened” by the plight of “so many displaced people chased away by war” as Greece blocked the entry of 10,000 Syrian refugees at its border with Turkey.