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Anointed with the oil of gladness

Anointed with the oil of gladness

Homily of Pope Francis during the Holy Chrism Mass at the Vatican Basilica on Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014. Dear Brother Priests, In the eternal “today” of Holy Thursday, when Christ showed his love for us to the end (cf. Jn 13:1), we recall the happy day of the institution of the priesthood, as well as the [...]

Pope Francis’ Letter to Families

“If there is no love then there is no joy, and authentic love comes to us from Jesus” Dear families, With this letter, I wish, as it were, to come into your homes to speak about an event which will take place at the Vatican this coming October. It is the Extraordinary General Assembly of [...]

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Pope Francis’ Lenten Message 2014

“The Gospel is the real antidote to spiritual destitution” Dear Brothers and Sisters, AS Lent draws near, I would like to offer some helpful thoughts on our path of conversion as individuals and as a community. These insights are inspired by the words of Saint Paul: “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus [...]

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MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS TO THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON THE OCCASION OF THE ANNUAL MEETING AT DAVOS-KLOSTERS (SWITZERLAND)

To Professor Klaus Schwab Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum I am very grateful for your kind invitation to address the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, which, as is customary, will be held at Davos-Klosters at the end of this month. Trusting that the meeting will provide an occasion for deeper reflection [...]

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Fraternity, The Foundation and Pathway to Peace

1 JANUARY 2014 1. In this, my first Message for the World Day of Peace, I wish to offer to everyone, individuals and peoples, my best wishes for a life filled with joy and hope. In the heart of every man and woman is the desire for a full life, including that irrepressible longing for [...]

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To educate in the faith, to make it grow

(Address of the Holy Francis to the participants in the pilgrimage of Catechists on the occasion of the Year of Faith and of the International congress on Catechesis, Paul VI Audience Hall, 27 September 2013). DEAR Catechists, Good evening! I am pleased that this meeting was organized for the Year of Faith. Catechesis is a [...]

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Message of Pope Francis at the Vigil of Prayer for Peace.

Saint Peter’s Square Saturday, 7 September 2013. “AND God saw that it was good” (Gen 1:12, 18, 21, 25). The biblical account of the beginning of the history of the world and of humanity speaks to us of a God who looks at creation, in a sense contemplating it, and declares: “It is good”. This, [...]

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“Go and make disciples of all nations”

(Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis at the closing mass of the 28th world Youth Day, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 28, 2013)  DEAR Brothers and Sisters, Dear Young Friends, “Go and make disciples of all nations”. With these words, Jesus is speaking to each one of us, saying: “It was wonderful to take part in World [...]

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(Address of the Holy Father at the Prayer Vigil of the 28th World Youth Day, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 27, 2013) DEAR Young Friends, Seeing you all present here today, I think of the story of Saint Francis of Assisi. In front of the crucifix he heard the voice of Jesus saying to [...]

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Garden of Guanabara Palace, Rio de Janeiro Monday, 22 July 2013 Madam President, Distinguished Authorities, Brethren and Friends! In his loving providence, God willed that the first international trip of my pontificate should take me back to my beloved Latin America, specifically to Brazil, a country proud of its links to the Apostolic See and [...]

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ENCYCLICAL LETTER LUMEN FIDEI OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF FRANCIS TO THE BISHOPS PRIESTS AND DEACONS CONSECRATED PERSONS AND THE LAY FAITHFUL ON FAITH 1. The light of Faith: this is how the Church’s tradition speaks of the great gift brought by Jesus. In John’s Gospel, Christ says of himself: “I have come as light into [...]

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(An official summary of Pope Francis’ first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei”, published July 5th, 2013 and signed on 29th of June 2013.)   Lumen fidei – The light of faith (LF) is the first Encyclical signed by Pope Francis. Divided into four chapters, plus an introduction and a conclusion, the Pontiff explains that the Letter supplements [...]

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Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message on Easter 2013

Dear brothers and sisters in Rome and throughout the world, Happy Easter!  What a joy it is for me to announce this message: Christ is risen! I would like it to go out to every house and every family, especially where the suffering is greatest, in hospitals, in prisons … Most of all, I would [...]

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Homily of Pope Francis at the Mass of the Chrism

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning I have the joy of celebrating my first Chrism Mass as the Bishop of Rome. I greet all of you with affection, especially you, dear priests, who, like myself, today recall the day of your ordination. The readings of our Mass speak of the “anointed ones”: the suffering Servant [...]

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Homily of Pope Francis on Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

1. Jesus enters Jerusalem. The crowd of disciples accompanies him in festive mood, their garments are stretched out before him, there is talk of the miracles he has accomplished, and loud praises are heard: “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Lk 19:38). [...]

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Homily of the Holy Father Pope Francis

At the Mass, Imposition of the Pallium and Bestowal of the Fisherman’s Ring for the beginning of the Petrine Ministry of the Bishop of Rome St. Peter’s Square March 19, 2013, Solemnity of St. Joseph   DEAR Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my [...]

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