He offered clarification and sought to ease tension.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed that Pope Francis will be visiting Mexico early next year. In an interview with Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki of Noticieros Televisa, the director of the Holy See Press Office said that the Pope is expected to make the journey in the early months of 20...
By Gretchen R. Crowe. Mass attendance highlights Pope Francis’ final event
By Matthew Bunson. Pope Francis: ‘God is in the city’
www.romereports.com During Wednesday\'s General Audience, Pope Francis spoke about the forgiveness of sins. He said that he goes to Confession every two week...
The pope accused critics in Chile of “foolishness” for protesting his appointment of a bishop accused of covering up for the country’s most notorious abuser priest.
http://en.romereports.com To close off the Marian Day on Sunday, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus at St. Peter's Square, before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
October 6, 2015. Phrases like “the Synod is not a parliament” have set the tone of the meetings.
VATICAN CITY - As the discussion began at the world Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis urged members not to act as if the only question that...
A guiding thread unites the name then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose, once he was raised to the papal throne, and the institution of the Holy Year dedicated to Mercy. It is a thread born along the pebbles of the charming and Medieval Assisi, which unravels, leaving an indelible trail through the history of th...
We finished our journey celebrating with hundreds of thousands of fellow pilgrims — and the pope
By Matthew Bunson. Pope Francis meets with five victims of sexual abuse, tells bishops that ‘God weeps’
In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis stressed the role of spouses in generating children, and asked for prayers ahead of the synod discussions beginning tomorrow.
During his incredible trip, the pope has left us feeling inspired — and challenged
Pope Francis has warned against having a hard heart that is closed to God’s mercy.Speaking on Tuesday morning during Mass at the Casa Santa Martal, the Pope urged the faithful not to put one’s own convictions or a list of commandments before the Lord's mercy.
“Where there is God, there is mercy.” This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during morning Mass in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta. The Pope drew his homily from today’s first reading which recalled the conversion of the city of Nineveh after listening to the preaching of the prophet Jonah. Noting...
The Holy Father paused for silent prayer at an initiative inspired by his devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots
Pope Francis on Sept. 28 returned to the Vatican following his apostolic journey to Cuba and the United States.
By Editorial Board. Before and after Pope Francis’ U.S. trip, some may view him as a star, but he’s made it clear that true power lies only in serving others.
By William T. Ditewig. This month and 50 years ago
A total of 72 Synod participants took the floor over the past 24 hours to discuss a wide range of issues related to marriage and family life. While some took a philosophical approach, others asked practical questions about how the Church can enter into dialogue with the culture of the modern world
The Pope introduced with these remarcks the first full day of discusions.
Families look to take what they’ve learned and apply it to their everyday lives
By Scott Warden. Extends special thanks to women religious for being on ‘front lines of the proclamation of the Gospel’
By Gretchen R. Crowe.
By Seth Gonzales PHILADELPHIA -- Cancer is a formidable opponent, but Joann Roa knows she has a powerful ally in Pope Francis. A caretaker for her mother Rosa, who is fighting stage four ovarian ca...
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