In a previously unpublished work, Pope Francis highlights the role of prayer in the Christian life. The text is contained in a new book entitled La Preghiera. Il respiro della vita nuova, (Prayer: the breath of the new life) published by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV), the Vatican publishing house.
In his catechesis at theWednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on how the first Christians resolve their differences at the “Council of Jerusalem”, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
On World Mission Day, Pope Francis renews the call for a missionary commitment on the part of the whole Church.
Pope Francis in his General Audience of Wednesday, focuses on the experience of St. Peter in the Acts of the Apostles to urge Christians to allow themselves to be amazed by God’s surprises and creativity with which He makes Himself known as the “Lord of all”.
Pope Francis appeals for honest and transparent dialogue to solve the current military crisis in northeast Syria. Also he says he is concerned by the social unrest in Ecuador and calls for peace and attention towards the most vulnerable.
Pope Francis presides over the canonizations of Cardinal John Henry Newman, Sister Marian Thresia, Sister Giuseppina Vannini, Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays. In his homily, the Pope reflects on the Gospel account of the lepers, and on the verbs “to cry out, to walk, to give thanks”.
In his catechesis at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on how God converted the heart of Saul, the persecutor of Christians, and transformed him into the fearless preacher we know as Saint Paul.
Pope Francis reflects on the theme of faith at the Sunday Angelus
Let us pray that the Holy Spirit may engender a new missionary “spring” for all those baptized and sent by Christ’s Church
Continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles at Wednesday’s General Audience this week, Pope Francis explains on how the Holy Spirit leads the deacon Philip to help the senior official of the Queen of Ethiopia to embrace Christ.