During his homily yesterday at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke about how all of us are called to fight in the great war between God and Satan, but He has given this task primarily to our angels who job it is to fight and win!
During his morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta today, Pope Francis warned that vanity isn’t just a temptation for pagans and that even Christians risk becoming like beautifully colored soap bubbles that last only a moment before they pop and disappear.
Pope Francis says he is “deeply pained” by the tragic loss of three relatives who were killed in a fiery car crash in Cordoba, Argentina.
Pope Francis’ five-day foray into South Korea included a Mass attended by nearly 800,000, saw the baptism of a father of a victim of the Seoul ferry disaster, and gave a powerful silent message to the world about the horrors of abortion.
Pope Francis began a five-day pastoral visit to South Korea when his plane touched down in Seoul today, a visit that will include the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs as well as the celebration of the 6th annual Asian Youth Day.
Departing from his prepared text for yesterday’s Angelus address, Pope Francis issued an impassioned plea to the leaders of the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine to stop the wars that are enveloping those regions.
On this feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis focused this morning’s homily on distinguishing Jesus from the other spiritual leaders of this time, saying that His message resonated with common people because his message “went to the heart” of people.
Pope Francis welcomed Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the Vatican yesterday in an historic “prayer summit” that he is hoping will mark the “beginning of a new journey” in the efforts to bring peace to the Holy Land.