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crowds gathered in the square in front of the Shrine of Pompei

crowds gathered in the square in front of the Shrine of Pompei,

Pope prays for families who are suffering

16/09/2017 13:26

Pope Francis on Saturday asked the faithful to join him in prayer for all families “who are feeling the effects of unemployment and for those who are persecuted because of their faith as well as for every family that is suffering”.

 

A family of Palestinians who live in a cave south of Hebron having received orders not to build houses or roads in the area.

A family of Palestinians who live in a cave south of Hebron having received orders not to build houses or roads in the area.

Holy Land Coordination wraps up pilgrimage with call for action

18/01/2017 17:16

As the group of Catholic Bishops who make up the “Holy Land Coordination” wrap up this year’s pilgrimage in support of those enduring the occupation, it is calling for justice and peace in the Holy Land and reminding the rest of us that “it is a scandal to which we must never become accustomed”.

Pope Francis prays during the Immaculate Conception celebration in Piazza di Spagna in Rome, flanked by Rome's mayor, Virginia Raggi (R)

Pope Francis prays during the Immaculate Conception celebration in Piazza di Spagna in Rome, flanked by Rome's mayor, Virginia Raggi (R)

Pope makes traditional visit to Immaculate Conception statue in Rome

08/12/2016 16:47

Pope Francis visited the Piazza di Spagna in Rome on Thursday for the celebration of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, where he laid a bouquet of white roses near the Column of the Immaculate Conception and prayed especially for families and for workers

Pope Francis blesses young pilgrims who have cycled to the Vatican for Holy Year of Mercy

Pope Francis blesses young pilgrims who have cycled to the Vatican for Holy Year of Mercy

Pope Francis blesses a group of young pilgrim cyclists in the Vatican

06/09/2016 13:08

Pope Francis on Tuesday stepped out of his Vatican residence at Casa Santa Marta and into the square in front of the building to greet a group of young ‘pilgrim cyclists’ and to bestow his blessing upon them and ‘don Andrea’, the priest who has accompanied them on their pilgrimage.