Archive for August 6, 2023

The Transfiguration by Raphael. Public domain.?w=200&h=150

By Gretchen Siegel

The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ: a gift to his closest followers

In an Angelus address on March 20, 2011, Benedict XVI said the Transfiguration of Jesus prepared his apostles for the... Read more

Pilgrims from South Korea wave a flag at Mass with Pope Francis for the closing of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon on Aug. 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Next World Youth Day to be in South Korea in 2027

The announcement was made at the end of the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. Read more

Pope Francis waves at the crowd of 1.5 million people who attended the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal on Aug. 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Be not afraid,’ Pope Francis tells young people at end of World Youth Day

“I tell you something very beautiful: It is no longer me, it is Jesus himself who is looking at you... Read more

Pope Francis takes selfies with volunteers after closing Mass for WYD2023 in Lisbon, Aug 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Rachel Thomas

After closing Mass, pope ends World Youth Day trip by meeting volunteers to say thanks

After celebrating Mass for WYD 2023 with an estimated 1.5 million pilgrims in Lisbon, the pope thanked the many volunteers... Read more

Duha Sabah Abdullah, the mother of David Abdullah, who was killed when ISIS shelled the Catholic city of Qaraqosh in Aug 6, 2014, meeting Pope Francis in March, 2021 in Iraq.?w=200&h=150

By ACI MENA,Georgena Hababba

Remembering the night the ‘city of Christians’ fell to ISIS in Iraq

Aug. 6 marks the ninth anniversary of the fall of Qaraqosh, a city that was almost entirely Catholic and where... Read more

Pope Francis addresses reporters on Aug. 6, 2023 aboard the papal flight on his return to Rome from his five-day trip to Portugal and World Youth Day.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares,Hannah Brockhaus,Daniel Ibañez

Pope Francis explains why he skipped Fatima prayer for peace

During his in-flight press conference, the pope also spoke about his health, youth suicide, and access to the sacraments. Read more