The remarks Pope Francis prepared for Thursday’s penitential liturgy at Rome’s cathedral archbasilica of St John Lateran are tempting to tea leaf-readers. One may resist that temptation.
For, Pope Francis reminds us, discernment is first and foremost a gift. When Francis spoke to the group of newly ordained bishops about discernment, he exhorted them to ask for the gift discernment again and again. Francis recalls the famous prayer of Solomon, who famously asked at Gibeon for the capacity to discern (1 Kings 3:5-12).
Introduced in 2011, as part of a legacy of the UK visit of Pope Benedict XVI in September 2010, this award asks young people to use their faith learning as a starting point for further faith reflection, leading to actions which show their faith witness. Participants in the Caritas Award will be supported in deciding how they can develop and use their gifts in a way that witnesses to God’s.
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Reflections on the Teaching of Vatican II Through the Magisterium of John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis Monday, September 14, 2015 Transcendent Message of Forgiveness - Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has called on “believers of all faiths” to join the call to worldwide prayer on May 14, to observe Ramadan fast and prayer and works of charity to implore “God to help humankind overcome the coronavirus pandemic.” After reciting the “Regina Coeli” prayer on May 3, Pope Francis, in his address, repeated the call for an interreligious day of prayer saying.
Pope Francis' Christmas greetings to Roman Curia: full text Full text of the English translation of Pope Francis' address to members of the Roman Curia in the Vatican on Thursday morning. Below please find the complete and official translation of the speech.
Pope Francis makes use of internet technology to reach out and share even his personal thoughts and reflections. Although the Vatican has a website, the Pope has made an impact by using Twitter, where he has 4.3 million followers, to be able to connect to a wider audience.