Apr 16, 2014 - 05:00 am .- In his general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of suffering and evil, explaining that it is a mystery which finds its answer in the passion and death of Jesus, who endured it for each of us.
Apr 15, 2014 - 10:39 am .- The Holy See announced earlier today that those incarcerated at the Roman prison “Regina Coeli” will receive a pocket-sized copy of the Gospels as a gift from Pope Francis for Easter.
Apr 8, 2014 - 01:02 pm .- It was announced April 7 that Pope Francis will say the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at a residential rehabilitation site for disabled persons in Rome.
Mar 30, 2013 - 11:15 pm .- In response to controversy, the Vatican's spokesman has praised Pope Francis' “simple” act of love for including two women among a group of young prisoners whose feet he washed on Holy Thursday.
Mar 29, 2013 - 12:11 pm .- On Good Friday, papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa urged Catholics to seize “this moment in which a new time is opening for the Church” and remove any obstacles that stand in the way of sharing Christ.
Mar 29, 2013 - 09:58 am .- A leader of the Lebanese youth groups that wrote the meditations for today’s Via Crucis at the Coliseum said they focus on unity and peace between Christians and Muslims.
Mar 28, 2013 - 12:20 pm .- Pope Francis recalled for around 40 young detainees how Jesus washed the disciples’ feet and said that he would willingly do the same for them because he is called to serve.
Mar 28, 2013 - 08:30 am .- Vatican officials thought Pope Francis would only celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, but an invitation from a government minister changed their plans.
Mar 28, 2013 - 05:44 am .- The Pope told priests that if they “anoint” others by bringing the grace of God to their everyday realities, they will be strengthened in their priesthood.
Mar 28, 2013 - 12:02 am .- About 60 percent of Americans say they intend to go to church for Easter Sunday, with 70 percent of Catholic Americans and 92 percent of practicing Catholics saying they will attend services.
Mar 27, 2013 - 04:59 pm .- Pope Francis’ decision to wash the feet of 12 young people at a juvenile detention center on Holy Thursday is being described as a display of love for the young people and invitation to renewal.
Mar 27, 2013 - 07:28 am .- Pope Francis said Holy Week is a time for moving beyond a “dull or mechanical” way of living the faith and to bring the joy of Christ to those who are most distant or in need.
Mar 26, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- A Syrian Christian who fled the fighting in his country believes that the Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum will help raise promote Christian unity and awareness of the growing turmoil in the Middle East.
Mar 25, 2013 - 10:55 am .- Pope Francis will celebrate a full schedule this Holy Week, including washing the feet of youth detainees and leading the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum.
Mar 24, 2013 - 11:16 am .- Although his remarks were few before praying the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis pleased the crowd of 250,000 by spending almost half an hour greeting them afterward.
Mar 24, 2013 - 05:54 am .- Pope Francis declared on Palm Sunday that Christians must not be sad or discouraged but filled with joy because Jesus conquered evil and every sin “with the force of God’s love.”
Mar 23, 2013 - 06:03 am .- About 250 pilgrims of all ages and backgrounds will spend Holy Week helping to carry a life-sized wooden cross to the historic English Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham.