Pope plans to live in Vatican workers’ residence

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2013 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said this morning he will stay at Saint Martha’s residence instead of moving to the Apostolic Palace, according to the Vatican press office. “After the Mass ended this morning, the Pope told those present that he intends to remain in the Casa Santa Marta and stay with the employees,” said the Holy See’s press office director, Father Federico Lombardi. His comments came after a 7:00 a.m. Mass that … [Read more...]

Pope sends Passover greeting, asks for prayers

Rome, Italy, Mar 26, 2013 / 09:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In keeping with tradition, Pope Francis sent a message to the Jewish community in Rome, wishing them a good Passover and requesting prayers. “May the Almighty, who freed his People from slavery in Egypt in order to lead them to the promised land, continue to deliver you from all evil and to accompany you with his blessing,” reads the letter that was sent March 25. The celebration of Passover began at sundown on March … [Read more...]

Two books by Pope Francis due to be published in Italian

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2013 / 02:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two books written by Pope Francis while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires will be available on March 26, according to the Vatican.Both texts were written in Spanish in 2006. They are entitled “Humility, the road towards God,” and “Recovering from Corruption” – also called “Corruption and sin: some thoughts on corruption.”Both draw upon Jesuit spirituality, offering solutions for the … [Read more...]

Two books by Pope Francis due to be published in Italian

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2013 / 02:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two books written by Pope Francis while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires will be available on March 26, according to the Vatican.Both texts were written in Spanish in 2006. They are entitled “Humility, the road towards God,” and “Recovering from Corruption” – also called “Corruption and sin: some thoughts on corruption.”Both draw upon Jesuit spirituality, offering solutions for the … [Read more...]

Pope plans full Easter schedule with a twist

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2013 / 10:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will celebrate a full schedule this Holy Week, including washing the feet of youth detainees and leading the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum. His six main events are: Chrism Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica on Holy Thursday morning, followed by Mass at a youth detention center that evening, a Communion service and Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening and Easter Mass on Sunday … [Read more...]

Pope plans full Easter schedule with a twist

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2013 / 10:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will celebrate a full schedule this Holy Week, including washing the feet of youth detainees and leading the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum. His six main events are: Chrism Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica on Holy Thursday morning, followed by Mass at a youth detention center that evening, a Communion service and Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening and Easter Mass on Sunday … [Read more...]

Pope’s election changed headlines but decisions loom

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2013 / 06:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “The election of Pope Francis marked a change in the newspapers headlines regarding the Church,” according to Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary of the conclave that elected the new pontiff. In a March 20 interview with CNA, Archbishop Baldisseri invited journalists “not to speculate too much” about why the cardinals chose Pope Francis, but he also maintained that “there was a need for a Pope of … [Read more...]


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