“Let us try to try to bring out the good even from the difficult situation that the pandemic imposes upon us”, Francis encourages at the Angelus
In consistory today, Francis cautions newly-elevated prelates against “corruption in the priestly life”, encourages them to be humble “shepherds”
At the Angelus: “We will be judged on love… We will be judged on works, on compassion that becomes nearness and kind help”
“Today the Church tells you, she tells us: ‘Use what God has given you and look at the poor'”, Francis insists at Angelus
At Requiem for deceased cardinals and bishops, Francis insists resurraction not a “distant mirage” but an event “already present and even now mysteriously at work in our lives”
Francis mourns for victims of the coronavirus “who have died alone, without the caress of their loved ones, and for those who have given their lives serving the sick”
In his homily at Mass today for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis offered keys for the truly “prophetic” Church he said we need today. “Not forcefulness, but forthrightness. Not palaver, but prayer. Not speeches, but service”, the pontiff pleaded.
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”.
“All this suffering will be of no use if we don’t build a more just and fair and more Christian society, together”, Pope Francis has implored on COVID-19.
Pope Francis celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of St John Paul II by offering Holy Mass at the altar where the Polish pope is buried in St. Peter’s Basilica.
“The time has come to eliminate inequalities, to heal the injustice that is undermining the health of the entire human family!”, Pope Francis clamoured today in his celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday at the church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, close to St. Peter’s Square, where he warned that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, “the risk is that we may then be struck by an even worse virus, that of selfish indifference”.
“Let us silence the cries of death, no more wars!”, Pope Francis cried Saturday at the Easter Vigil, pleading with the world: “May we stop the production and trade of weapons, since we need bread, not guns”.
The Pope returned to direct his thoughts to the incarcerated and to the serious problem of overcrowding in penitentiary institutions
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 an emotional Urbi et orbi blessing Friday evening in an empty St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis said coronavirus is not God’s judgment, but our “time to choose