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”.
The Vatican announced last Thursday approval of a miracle attributed to Venerable Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the former primate of Poland known for his heroic resistance to Communism.
Pope Francis reflected on his just-concluded Apostolic Journey to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, saying as a pilgrim of peace and hope, he tried to bring the leaven of Jesus to the people of the three countries.
Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass at the Mary Queen of Peace Monument in Port Louis. In his homily he describes the Beatitudes as “a Christian’s identity card”.
“As a boy I felt the goal of my life was to become a priest”. This is how the conversation with Victor Pogrebnii begins. He did become a priest: he was ordained seven years ago, in Kyiv (Ukraine), on 7 January 2012. By that time, he was already 66 years old and a grandfather, and had spent most of his life as a soldier in the Soviet Army.
Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass before one million people in the Diocesan Grounds of Soamandrakizay, in the capital of Antananarivo. In his homily, he focuses on the Gospel description of what Jesus’ asks of His disciples in order fulfill God’s plan.
Pope Francis addresses the Bishops of Madagascar in Andohalo Cathedral, in Antananarivo, and describes what it means to be a pastor according to the heart of God.
Pope Francis began his last day in Mozambique with a visit to the Zimpeto Hospital and said that caring for mothers and children with HIV-AIDS reminds him of the parable of the Good Shepherd.