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Pope Francis greets a group of nuns at the end of a weekly general audience at St Peter's Square

Pope Francis greets a group of nuns at the end of a weekly general audience at St Peter's Square

Pope's missionary plea to nuns

17/05/2017 15:03

Pope Francis has urged two orders of nuns to renew their commitment in passing on the love of God to others.

 

The statue of Christ atop the facade of St Peter's Basilica

The statue of Christ atop the facade of St Peter's Basilica. On Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated the Sacred Liturgy for the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, in the Piazza in front of the Basilica.

Pope: Full text of homily for Solemnity of Christ the King

20/11/2016 10:30

On Sunday in St Peter's Square, Pope Francis offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the Solemn Close of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Here you can find the full text of Pope Francis' homily during the Liturgy. 

 

Pope Francis gives the thumbs up sign

Pope Francis gives the thumbs up sign

Vatican Weekend for December 12, 2015

11/12/2015 13:00

(Vatican Radio) Vatican Weekend for December 12, 2015 features our weekly report on the general audience of Pope Francis and other  programmes which focus on jubilee rituals, the Last Judgement fresco in the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter's Square and music for the third Sunday of Advent.

Saint Peter's Square

Saint Peter's Square

A guided tour of St Peter's Square: of fountains and colonnades

02/06/2015 15:14

(Vatican Radio) As you know on a Wednesday Pope Francis holds his general audience with pilgrims from across the world in Saint Peter's Square. But have you ever wondered who the architects of the fountains playing in the square are and how Bernini conceived the colonnade? 

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

'Vatican Weekend' for May 30, 2015

29/05/2015 15:46

(Vatican Radio) 'Vatican Weekend' for May 30, 2015 features a report on the general audience of Francis with pilgrims from across the world, an interview with Slavica Koracic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Holy See and a musical meditation to mark Trinity Sunday. 

Pope Francis by the obelisk in Saint Peter's Square on Palm Sunday

Pope Francis by the obelisk in Saint Peter's Square on Palm Sunday

A guided tour of St Peter's Square: the obelisk

26/05/2015 16:12

(Vatican Radio)  As you know on Wednesdays Pope Francis holds his general audience with pilgrims from across the world in Saint Peter's Square. But have yo ever wondered how the obelisk that stands proud in Saint Peter's Square came to be placed there?

Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Square

Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Square

'Vatican Weekend' for May 23, 2015

22/05/2015 10:36

(Vatican Radio) 'Vatican Weekend' for May 23, 2015 features a report on the  general audience of Pope Francis, a musical meditation to mark the Feast of Pentecost, the story of a new Blessed from El Salvador, Archbishop Oscar Romero and Part 1 in a guided tour of Saint  Peter's Square.