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Pope Francis on God’s Patience and Our Conversion “IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO CONVERT, BUT IT’S URGENT. IT’S NOW! LET US BEGIN TODAY.”

Pope Francis on God’s Patience and Our Conversion “IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO CONVERT, BUT IT’S URGENT. IT’S NOW! LET US BEGIN TODAY.” Dear friends, below you have the ZENIT translation of the Pope’s address on Feb. 28, 2016 before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peters’ Square. In his address, Pope Francis comments on the Gospel of the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year C where: Jesus calls all of us towards repentance. He invites us to change our []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: The Shepherds and the Magi.

POPE FRANCIS ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: The Shepherds and the Magi.   Dear friends, below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ beautiful Angelus Address yesterday, Jan. 6, 2016 at noon to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square on the Solemnity of the Epiphany. Caps mine. As Pope Francis prayed, “MAY THE VIRGIN MARY, WHO RECEIVED THE MAGI AT BETHLEHEM, HELP US TO RAISE OUR GAZE FROM OURSELVES, TO LET OURSELVES BE GUIDED BY THE STAR OF THE GOSPEL TO MEET JESUS, AND []

Pope Francis’ Angelus Speech: KNOW JESUS BETTER, OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO HIM. GIVE HIM TO OTHERS.

Pope Francis’ Angelus Speech: KNOW JESUS BETTER, OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO HIM. GIVE HIM TO OTHERS.   (Vatican Radio) At St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis lead the faithful in the recitation of the Angelus on the first Sunday of the new year. Speaking on the day’s Gospel, the Holy Father noted the dramatic contrast between God’s gift of love in the Incarnation, and man’s failure to receive Him. The solemn opening of John’s Gospel, which was already proclaimed on Christmas day and []

POPE FRANCIS IN UGANDA “TEACHERS, CATECHISTS: YOURS IS A HOLY WORK!”

POPE FRANCIS IN UGANDA “CATECHISTS: YOURS IS A HOLY WORK!”     Dear friends: Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave on the evening of Nov. 27, 2015, to a meeting of catechists and teachers in Uganda, taken from zenit.org. The meeting was held at the site of the first martyrdoms of the persecutions against the Church in Uganda. The Holy Father mostly followed the prepared text. Some of his off-the-cuff comments are included in brackets. In it, []