In his Easter blessing Sunday, Pope Francis urged the world to “ban for ever… indifference, self-centredness, division and forgetfulness”, adding that, faced with the threat of the coronavirus, “the whole world is suffering and needs to be united” in tackling the pandemic.
Pope Francis is inviting Jews and Christians to “renew the bonds of friendship and commitment towards the most needy of our society, particularly in the current ordeal we are all going through”.
In a special Easter video released Friday, Pope Francis counselled the world to turn to the “creativity of love” to overcome coronavirus isolation.
In The Pope Video for April, the Holy Father calls our attention to the addictions that affect society today, and asks us to pray that people be freed from their addictions and the sufferings that go with them.
The Holy Father Pope Francis wanted to share a particular prayer message regarding coronavirus in a special edition of The Pope Video.
In a message made public today for the World Day of Vocations in May, Pope Francis has encouraged the Church not to be overwhelmed by life’s “tempests of difficulty, doubt and fear”, but instead to “take heart, do not be afraid!”.
Pope Francis has invited “every family, every member of the faithful and every religious community” to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary at 9:00pm tonight for deliverance from the coronavirus pandemic.
In a message for World Youth Day this year made public today, Pope Francis has warned young people against “digital narcissism”, and cautioned against the instinct to snap a photo on a mobile “without even bothering to look into the eyes of the persons involved”.
Pope Francis today denounced targeted commercial and political advertising on the internet in a message to participants in a Pontifical Academy for Life workshop on “The ‘Good’ Algorithm? Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, Law, Health”, read on his behalf – owing to his second day of sickness with a cold – by the President of the Academy, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.
To mark the beginning of Lent, a traditional penitential liturgy was held for clergy of the Diocese of Rome on Thursday.
“It is imperative to end the exploitation of the poorest!”, Pope Francis cried today in an audience with members of the Pro Petri Sede (For the See of Peter) Association, a foundation active in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg in the collection funds for the initiatives of the Pope and the Holy See.
Pope Francis has pleaded with laypeople to renew with their “ingenuity and witness” a Europe “suffocated by so many voices of death and despair”, in a message to the Spanish National Congress of Laypeople, taking place in Madrid from February 14-16 with some 2,000 lay representatives from all over the country.
Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to “make ourselves one with all, starting with the last, the excluded, the discarded”.
Pope Francis has denounced in his “Pope Video” for February the “dirty, underhanded… corruption” of human traffickers, describing their profits from desperate migrant victims as “blood money”.
Pope Francis has sent a video message to participants in the Arab Media Convention for Human Fraternity, which is taking place in Abu Dhabi.
Pope Francis celebrated the 150th anniversary of the declaration of the city of Rome as the capital of Italy as “providential”.
In his message for the 54th World Communications Day, released today, Pope Francis has called for “wisdom, courage, patience and discernment” to counter “evil” ‘fake news’.