Category Archives: Pope Francis homily

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

Posted in Pope Francis address, Pope Francis homily, World Youth Day 2016

Francis connects with Poles through their experience of God’s mercy

God chose to manifest his power not by amazing feats of greatness but rather through small acts of humility, choosing to enter the world as a child born of a woman, Pope Francis this morning told a congregation of at … Continue reading

Posted in Poland, Pope Francis homily, World Youth Day 2016

Pope Francis calls for a ‘monument of mercy’ in every diocese

In celebrations for Divine Mercy Sunday, which he described as “the heart” of this year’s Jubilee, Pope Francis called for every diocese in the world to set up a special work of mercy before announcing a Europe-wide collection to help those … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Francis homily, Uncategorized

Pope’s Easter messages locate salvation in God’s mercy

Pope Francis’s Easter messages have focussed on hope in time in trial, a hope that does not come from any claim to banish problems or suffering, but “the certainty of being loved and always forgiven by Christ, who for us … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Francis homily, Uncategorized

Pope laments how seas have become ‘insatiable cemeteries’ for refugees

Last night, in a prayer concluding the traditional Stations of the Cross at Rome’s Coliseum, Pope Francis spoke of the Cross of Christ being visible both in situations of sin and suffering in today’s world, as well as in the response to those … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Francis homily

At Chrism Mass, Pope Francis asks priests to ‘incarnate mercy’

Priests have “the rewarding and consoling task of incarnating mercy, as Jesus did”, Pope Francis said this morning in his homily at the Chrism Mass, attended by thousands of clergy. At the Chrism Mass in dioceses throughout the world, bishops bless the … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Francis homily

Pope Francis Palm Sunday homily likens refugees’ suffering to Christ’s

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (cf. Lk 19:38), the crowd of Jerusalem exclaimed joyfully as they welcomed Jesus. We have made that enthusiasm our own: by waving our olive and palm branches we have … Continue reading

Posted in migration/refugees, Pope Francis, Pope Francis homily, Uncategorized