Category Archives: Pope Francis address

Pope Francis message for first ‘World Day of the Poor’

(At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy in November last year, Pope Francis in his message ‘Misericordia et Misera‘ instituted a World Day of the Poor to be marked on the 33th Sunday in Ordinary Time, which this year … Continue reading

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Pope to ambassadors: Peace is built on culture of mercy

[What follows is full text of Pope Francis’s speech today to ambassadors accredited to the Holy See. The annual address is considered the most important foreign-policy address by the pope, and offers a state-of-the-world diagnosis. Although his strong words against … Continue reading

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Acknowledging differences, Francis and Welby send out bishops to work for peace and the poor

  [Austen Ivereigh] At a joint prayer service this evening at the church in Rome from where Augustine set forth to evangelize England, Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, marked the 50th anniversary of their predecessors’ historic … Continue reading

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Francis warns journalists against libel and fear-mongering

[Austen Ivereigh] Journalism should never stoke social fears over forced migration nor destroy people’s lives through defamatory claims, Pope Francis said today, as he suggested three points for media to reflect on. “Few professions have as much influence on society … Continue reading

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Pope gathers religious leaders to combat ‘paganism of indifference’

[Austen Ivereigh] The name of God cannot be used to justify violence, while “peace alone, and not war, is holy”, Pope Francis declared at the closing ceremony of yesterday’s gathering of religious leaders in Assisi, held on the 30th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Francis quotes Benedict on gender ideology: ‘This is the era of sin against God the Creator’

The Vatican yesterday released the transcript in Italian and Polish of Pope Francis’s closed-door meeting with the Polish bishops after he arrived in Krakow last week. The four questions and his lengthy answers contain many interesting points, including an insistence on the … Continue reading

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Francis to WYD vigil: ‘Our answer to terror is fraternity’

“This is no time for denouncing anyone or fighting”, Pope Francis told a crowd of 1.6m in a field outside Krakow last night, at the World Youth Day prayer vigil, adding: “We do not want to tear down, we do … Continue reading

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