Category Archives: Pope Francis address

Pope Francis in Krakow calls for a mission rooted in mercy

Digging deep into the great theme of mercy, Pope Francis last night led a moving Stations of the Cross and this morning visited the iconic Divine Mercy shrine in the city, forever associated with St Faustina Kowalska. He then went … Continue reading

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Francis arrives in Poland, challenges government over immigration

Pope Francis has arrived in Poland at the start of a five-day trip to join the 31st World Youth Day. In the flight from Rome, which touched down just before 4pm local time, the Pope referred to the crisis of violence … Continue reading

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Pope Francis honours victims of Armenian genocide

Pope Francis this morning offered prayers in memory of those died in the 1915 massacre  of a million and a half Armenian Christians by Ottoman forces, in a moving ecumenical ceremony at the Tzitzernakaberd memorial outside the capital, Yerevan. The Armenians refer to the mass killing … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ vision for the refounding of Europe: text of Charlemagne Speech Award address

[Pope Francis today gave a powerful address on the renewal of Europe by returning to the radical vision of the founders of the European Union. The speech was on the occasion of his receiving the prestigious Charlemagne Prize, awarded to … Continue reading

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In Mexico, Francis seeks a Church worthy of Our Lady of Guadalupe

[Austen Ivereigh in Ciudad Juárez] As Pope Francis reaches Chiapas, on Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala, it is clear that this apostolic voyage is as much about bolstering the Latin-American Church as it is about evangelizing the nation. His messages over … Continue reading

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Pope to Davos: don’t let the poor pay the price of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Justice and Peace Council, yesterday afternoon read a letter from Pope Francis addressed to the president of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The theme of the meeting is “Mastering the … Continue reading

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