Women communicate God’s look of love, Pope says

Vatican City, Apr 3, 2013 / 08:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his second Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis said that women’s main role in the Church is to communicate God’s love. “Women have had and still have a special role in opening doors to the Lord, in following him and communicating his face, because the eyes of faith always need the simple and profound look of love,” he said April 3 in Saint Peter’s Square. “This is beautiful, and this is … [Read more...]

Pope Francis prays at John Paul II’s tomb on anniversary

Vatican City, Apr 3, 2013 / 03:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spent a “long time” kneeling in silent prayer before the tomb of Blessed John Paul II on April 2, the eighth anniversary of his death. The visit “this evening in the Vatican basilica expresses the deep, spiritual continuity of the Petrine ministry shared by the Popes.  “It is precisely this Petrine ministry that Pope Francis so deeply feels and shares, and which he has also shown in his meeting … [Read more...]

John Paul II seen in Pope Francis, Vatican official reflects

Rome, Italy, Apr 2, 2013 / 10:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the eighth anniversary of Blessed John Paul II’s death, the Vatican official in charge of overseeing his canonization process says that people see some of him in Pope Francis. “I see that people remember his words and his gestures, and I think that in many actions you can see similarities with Pope Francis,” Monsignor Slawomir Oder told CNA April 2. “We can perceive that both are similar in their openness, in … [Read more...]

John Paul II seen in Pope Francis, Vatican official reflects

Rome, Italy, Apr 2, 2013 / 10:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the eighth anniversary of Blessed John Paul II’s death, the Vatican official in charge of overseeing his canonization process says that people see some of him in Pope Francis. “I see that people remember his words and his gestures, and I think that in many actions you can see similarities with Pope Francis,” Monsignor Slawomir Oder told CNA April 2. “We can perceive that both are similar in their openness, in … [Read more...]

Recognize Risen Christ in those suffering autism, Vatican says

Vatican City, Apr 2, 2013 / 06:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican is observing World Autism Awareness Day by calling on Christians to recognize the Risen Christ in autistic people and increase solidarity with them.“The Council wishes to share with people who suffer because of autism, the hope and certainty that adherence to Love enables us to recognize the Risen Christ every time that he makes himself our neighbor on the journey of life,” said the president of the Pontifical … [Read more...]

Pope Francis prays at St. Peter’s tomb

Vatican City, Apr 1, 2013 / 12:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made a private visit to the tomb of St. Peter on the afternoon of Easter Monday to spend time in prayer before the remains of the first pontiff.Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica, his secretary Monsignor Alfred Xuereb, and two archeologists responsible for the excavations accompanied the Pope to St. Peter’s tomb in the Necropolis, a series of burial sites beneath the basilica.St. Peter … [Read more...]

Easter sacraments can revive relationships, Pope teaches

Vatican City, Apr 1, 2013 / 05:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope told a crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Coeli that the grace from the sacraments received at Easter can renew relationships. “The grace contained in Easter Sacraments has a huge potential for renewal in personal life, family life and social relations,” Pope Francis said April 1 to a packed Saint Peter’s Square. He noted that “everything passes through the human heart,” and … [Read more...]


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