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Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa

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Papal preacher Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa at the liturgy for the Lord's Passion in St. Peter's Basilica on Good Friday, March 30, 2018.

‘A simple priest of the Church’: Papal preacher prepares to be made a cardinal

For more than 60 years, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa has preached the Word of God as a priest -- and he... Read more

Pope Francis prays by the crucifix in St. Peter's Basilica April 10, 2020.

The cross has changed the meaning of suffering, says papal preacher on Good Friday

Through his death on the cross, Jesus has redeemed all human pain, including the suffering caused by the coronavirus pandemic,... Read more

Fr. Cantalamessa preaches on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.

Full text: Fr. Cantalamessa's homily for Good Friday

Here is the full text of the Good Friday homily of Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., delivered April 10 at... Read more