Angelus

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 »

Pope at Angelus: Only through dialogue can social peace be achieved

  St Peter's Square, the Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno!

The Gospel for this Sunday’s Liturgy tells us about a turning point. This is what it says: “When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he made a resolute decision to set his face to go to Jerusalem” (cf. Lk 9:51). Thus he begins his “great journey” toward the Holy City which required a special decision because it was his last one… Read more »

Pope at Angelus asks us not to forget the people of Myanmar and Ukraine

  The Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno and blessed Sunday!

Today in Italy and in other countries, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is celebrated. Instituted during the Last Supper, the Eucharist was like the destination of a journey along which Jesus had prefigured it through several signs, above all the multiplication of the loaves narrated in the Gospel of today’s Liturgy (cf. Lk. 9:11b-17)… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: Let us all work to eliminate the scourge of child labour

  The Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno and blessed Sunday!

Today is the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, and in the Gospel of the celebration Jesus presents the other two divine Persons, the Father and the Holy Spirit. He says of the Spirit: “He will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come”… Read more »

Pope at Regina Coeli: May we rediscover the impulse to do good

At the Sunday Regina Coeli prayer, Pope Francis encourages us to look beyond the “empty nets” we can find in life and look always with courage to the Lord who can fill our nets with his overflowing love and consolation, renewing our desire to do good.

Dear brothers and sisters, happy Sunday!

The Gospel of today’s Liturgy (Jn 21:1-19) recounts the third appearance of the Risen Jesus to the Apostles… Read more »

Pope Francis prays for peace in Peru during Angelus

  The Vatican

Dear brothers and sister,

Before concluding this Celebration, I would like to greet all of you, in particular, the pilgrims from various countries, among whom are numerous young people. I wish all of you a good Holy Week, even to those who are connected through the media.

I am near to the dear people of Peru, who are experiencing a difficult moment of social tension… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: I will remember many of your faces, as well as the luminous face of Malta!

  The Granaries, Floriana

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am grateful for Archbishop Scicluna’s kind words on your behalf, but I am really the one who should be thanking you! Thank you very much!

I would like to express my gratitude to the President of the Republic and the civil authorities, to my brother Bishops, to you, dear priests, men and women religious, and to all the citizens and faithful of Malta and Gozo for your warm and affectionate welcome… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: We are the ones who get tired of asking for forgiveness, but he always forgives

  The Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, happy Sunday, buongiorno!

The Gospel for this Sunday’s Liturgy recounts the so-called Parable of the Prodigal Son (cf. Lk 15:11-32). It leads us to God’s heart who always forgives compassionately and tenderly. Always, God always forgives. We are the ones who get tired of asking for forgiveness, but he always forgives. It [the parable] tells us that God is a Father who not only welcomes us back, but rejoices and throws a feast for his son who has returned home after having squandered all his possessions… Read more »

Pope at Audience: Elderly are irreplaceable in passing on the faith

  The Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, good day!

In the Bible, the account of the death of the elderly Moses is preceded by his spiritual testament, called the “Song of Moses”. This Canticle is first and foremost a beautiful confession of faith, and it goes like this:
“For I will proclaim the name of the Lord
Ascribe greatness to our God! …
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