VATICAN CITY — Meeting new recruits to the Swiss Guard, Pope Francis assured them that God always stands by their side, offering them comfort and consolation. Continue reading
VATICAN CITY — Italy’s bishops will need to help their communities participate more in parish life and return to taking part in the sacraments in ways that continue to respect evolving measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, according to their conference leadership.
VATICAN CITY — Like the women at the tomb whose sorrow turned to joy after the Resurrection, Christians also are called to be joyful witnesses to Christ’s victory over death amid the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY — Recognizing and repenting for one’s own sins and errors is difficult, but essential, Pope Francis said.
“To understand (one’s) sin is a gift from God, it is the work of the Holy Spirit” who helps each person realize “the evil I have done or that I may do,” the pope said Feb. 12 during his weekly general audience. Continue reading
April 1 Easter Morning Mass to be Celebrated in St. Peter’s Square VATICAN CITY — Here is Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week and Easter: March 9: Penitential Liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica. March 17: Pastoral visit to San Giovanni … Continue reading