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Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video
"Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter!"
"The Church throughout the world echoes the angel's message to the women: 'Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus ...
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text)
"The Gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begins with the journey of the women to the tomb at dawn on the day after the Sabbath," Pope Francis preached at the Mass of the Easter ...
Good Friday at St. Peter's Basilica: full text of Father Cantalamessa's homily
Pope Francis presided at the solemn Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at St. Peter's Basilica on Good Friday. As is customary, the preacher of the Papal Household, Father Raniero ...
Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum: full text of meditations
The Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has released the meditations for the Way of the Cross at which Pope Francis will preside.
The Way of the Cross takes ...
Pope Francis: homily at Holy Thursday evening Mass (full text)
"We have heard what Jesus did at the Last Supper: it is a gesture of farewell," Pope Francis preached during his extemporaneous homily during the Mass of the Lord's Supper at a center for ...
Philippine bishops warn faithful against self-crucifixion
The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have argued strongly against the customs practiced by some zealous believers who scourge or even crucify themselves on Good Friday.
Rape of Catholic woman prompts protests in Bangladesh
The gang-rape of a Catholic woman by Muslim youths in Bangladesh has provoked angry protests, and complaints that law-enforcement officials are not providing security for the Christian ...
Coptic Catholic cleric named as Pope's 2nd priest-secretary
Pope Francis has appointed a Coptic Catholic priest, Father Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, to work as his 2nd personal secretary, Andrea Tornielli of La Stamp reports.
Father Lahzi Gaid has been ...
Rome is ready for canonizations, mayor affirms
The city of Rome is "very ready" for the canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II later this month, Mayor Ignazio Marino has promised.
The joint canonization ceremony on ...
Leader of Anglican ordinariate admits interest has waned
The leader of the new Anglican ordinariate in England has admitted that the number of Anglicans entering the Catholic Church has fallen short of expectations.
"We have to be honest and ...