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Pope Francis presides over a Lenten penitential service in St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis presides over a Lenten penitential service in St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis leads Lenten penitential service in St. Peter's

17/03/2017 19:00

Pope Francis on Friday evening presided over a penitential service in St. Peter's Basilica in anticipation of the ’24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative.

 

Indian Arch. John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar (centre)

Indian Arch. John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar (centre)

Suffering Christians need prayers – Arch. Barwa ‎

04/03/2017 17:12

Indian Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar says suffering Christians, especially in his state of Odisha, need prayer support, especially during Lent.

 

Christian refugees from Iraq in a camp in Amman, Jordan.

Christian refugees from Iraq in a camp in Amman, Jordan.

Pope's February Prayer Intention: Welcome the Needy

02/02/2017 12:56

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February is to Comfort for the Afflicted: That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

 

Rescue workers searching for survivors of an avalanche in Central Italy

Rescue workers searching for survivors of an avalanche in Central Italy. On Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of natural disasters that have struck Italy in recent days.

Prayers for victims of earthquakes, winter weather in Italy

22/01/2017 12:19

On Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of natural disasters that have struck Central Italy in recent days. 

 

Pope Francis has prayed for Christian unity to motivate believers to work together to serve those most in need

Pope Francis has prayed for Christian unity to motivate believers to work together to serve those most in need

Pope’s January prayer intention: ‘Christians serving humanity’

09/01/2017 16:00

 Pope Francis’ prayer intention for January is for Christians serving the challenges facing humanity, in which he asks that full ecclesial communion be restored in order to serve the challenges facing humanity

 

Pope Francis blesses the faithful, including the sick, at the end of the General Audience

Pope Francis blesses the faithful, including the sick, at the end of the General Audience. Earlier this year, the Holy Father sent a letter of prayer and encouragement to a young Italian girl suffering from a terminal illness.

Pope's letter read at girl's funeral

01/12/2016 16:17

A letter from Pope Francis is read at the funeral of a young Italian girl. 

 

13 newly-ordinated priests in St Peter's Basilica

The 13 newly-ordinated priests are lie on the floor as Pope Francis leads their ordination mass, on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, in the Saint Peter's Basilica, May 2014.

2017 message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations released

30/11/2016 11:07

 The 2017 message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations was released Wednesday entitled, “Led by the Spirit for Mission”.