Angelus

Pope at Angelus: How much blood must still flow for us to realize that war is never a solution, only destruction?

  St Peter's Square at the Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno!

The course of the war in Ukraine has become so serious, devastating and threatening, as to cause great concern. Therefore, today I would like to devote the entire reflection before the Angelus to this. Indeed, this terrible and inconceivable wound to humanity, instead of healing, continues to shed even more blood, risking to spread further… Read more »

Pope prays at Angelus so that the Kingdom of God is realised with the migrants with the exclusion of none

Mass of the pastoral visit to Matera for the conclusion of the 27th national eucharistic congress

  XXI Settembre Municipal Stadium (Matera), Italy

Il-Mulej qed jiġborna madwar il-mejda tiegħu u jsir għalina ħobż: “Huwa l-ħobż tal-festa fuq il-mejda tal-ulied, […] joħloq il-qsim ma’ xulxin, isaħħaħ ir-rabtiet, għandu togħma ta’ komunjoni” (Innu għas-XXVII Kungress Ewkaristiku Nazzjonali, Matera 2022). Imma l-Vanġelu li għadna kemm smajna jgħidilna li mhux dejjem fuq il-mejda l-ħobż hu maqsum: dan hu minnu; mhux dejjem iħalli l-fwieħa tal-komunjoni; mhux dejjem hu miksur fil-ġustizzja… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: Be creative and clever in doing good always

Pope Francis calls on the faithful to use creativity, prudence, and even cleverness, in living out the Gospel in our daily lives, and to be generous in using the goods of this world for those who need them most, showing fraternal love and social fellowship.

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno!

The parable in the Gospel of today’s liturgy (cf. Lk 16:1-13) seems a bit difficult to understand for us… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: Reducing egoism, presumption of self-sufficiency, pride, arrogance, and laziness

  The Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, happy Sunday!

In the passage from the Gospel of Luke for this Sunday’s liturgy, someone asks Jesus, “will those who are saved be few?” And the Lord responds: “Strive to enter through the narrow door” (Lk 13:24). The narrow door…thisis an image that could scare us, as if salvation is destined for only a few elect, or perfect people… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: Mercy is the way of salvation for the entire world

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno!

In the Gospel of today’s liturgy there is an expression of Jesus which always strikes us and challenges us. While he is walking with his disciples, he says: “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!” (Lk 12:49). What fire is he talking about? … Read more »

Pope at Angelus: Safeguarding the goods entrusted to us by the Lord

  St Peter's Square, the Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno!

In the Gospel of today’s Liturgy, Jesus speaks to the disciples to reassure them of any fear and to invite them to be vigilant. He addresses two fundamental exhortations to them: the first is, “Do not be afraid, little flock” (Lk 12:32); the second is, “Be ready” [literal translation of v. 35 used in the Italian original]… Read more »

Pope Francis at Angelus: Covetousness is a dangerous illness for society

  St Peter's Square, the Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno!

In the Gospel of today’s liturgy, a man makes this request of Jesus: “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me” (Lk 12:13). This is a very common situation. Similar problems are still commonplace. How many brothers and sisters, how many members of the same family, unfortunately quarrel over their inheritance, perhaps no longer speaking to each other! … Read more »

Pope at Angelus urges us to begin our day with the Word of God

  St Peter's Square, the Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno!

The Gospel of this Sunday’s Liturgy presents us with a lively domestic scene with Martha and Mary, two sisters who extend their hospitality to Jesus in their home (cf. Lk 10:38-42). Martha immediately sets about welcoming the guests, whereas Mary sits at Jesus’ feet to listen to him. Then Martha turns to the Master and asks him to tell Mary to help her… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: See and have compassion like the Good Samaritan

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno!

The Gospel of today’s Liturgy recounts the parable of the Good Samaritan (cf. Lk 10:25-37) – we all know it. In the backdrop is the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Jericho along which lies a man who had been beaten badly and robbed by brigands. A priest passing by sees him but does not stop; he keeps on going… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: The world needs peace not based on arms and fear

  St Peter' Square, the Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno!

In the Gospel of this Sunday’s liturgy, we read that “the Lord appointed seventy-two [disciples], and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come” (Lk 10:1). The disciples were sent two by two, not individually. To go on a mission two by two, from a practical point of view, would seem to bring more disadvantages than advantages… Read more »