“If we want to be reconciled with one another and with ourselves, to be reconciled with the past, our eyes must be lifted to the crucified Jesus,” Pope Francis said.
Members of the Neocatechumenal Way met with Pope Francis as they prepared to send priests and families out “on mission”. He reminded them to preach the Gospel and obey the Church.
After setting white flowers at a statue of Mary, Queen of Peace, Pope Francis prayed the Rosary and asked Mary to intercede to bring peace to Ukraine and every place in the world torn by violent conflict.
Those who believe they are upholding the faith by pointing their finger at others may have a certain ‘religiosity,’ but they have not embraced the spirit of the Gospel, Pope Francis has said, during a visit to the island of Malta last week.
Communication does not take place if listening has not taken place, and there is no good journalism without the ability to listen, Pope Francis has said in his message for World Communications Day.
In his 2022 Lenten Message, Pope Francis has said Christians are called to sow goodness their entire lives, but even more so during Lent.
Christians must resist “concupiscence,” the tendency to sin, which is a weakness that leads to “selfishness and all evil and finds in the course of history, a variety of ways to lure men and women into sin,” he wrote.
As part of ongoing measures to reform the Roman Curia, Pope Francis has approved restructuring the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the oldest of the congregations.
Hundreds of men and women belonging to religious orders attended the Mass for the celebration of Candlemas — the feast of the Presentation of the Lord — which also marks the Vatican celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life on 2 February at the Vatican.
The Vatican announced that Pope Francis sent more than 100 000 euros ($113 868) for the relief of the population, in relief aid to the Philippines after typhoon Rai struck in December. The pope also will send 100 000 euros to help migrants stranded on the border of Belarus and Poland and to Caritas Poland, which has been working to assist them. By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service.
Pope Francis is continuing to recover following surgery for diverticular stenosis performed on the evening of 4 July. The second morning after surgery, the Holy Father read the newspapers and got out of bed to walk and his routine follow-up exams are good. By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service.