Pope Francis in Mexico: let gratitude to God shape your lives

Ecatepec, Mexico, Feb 14, 2016 / 12:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thanksgiving was the focus of Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus remarks in Mexico. He invited the Mexican faithful to help make their country “a land of opportunities” while not forgetting their origins.The Pope reflected on the first Mass reading from Deuteronomy, in which Moses gave directions to the people.“At harvest time, at the time of abundance and first fruits, do not forget your beginnings,” Francis … [Read more...]

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Don’t let the devil steal God’s dream for you, Pope Francis says in Ecatepec

Ecatepec, Mexico, Feb 14, 2016 / 11:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Lent is a time of conversion, and a time to guard against the devil, who tries to rob us of God’s dream that we become his sons and daughters. That is what Pope Francis said on Sunday when he visited the violent, crime-ridden Mexican suburb of Ecatepec.“Lent is a good time to recover the joy and hope that make us feel beloved sons and daughters of the Father,” the Pope said Feb. 14.God the Father, he continued, … [Read more...]

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[LIVE] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass at the Study Center of Ecatepec

Ecatepec, Mexico, Feb 14, 2016 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Watch LIVE footage of Pope Francis celebrating the Holy Mass in the Study Center of Ecatepec at 12:30pm EST in Ecatepec, Mexico. … [Read more...]

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The unscripted message of Pope Francis in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 07:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Upon arriving in Mexico the evening of Feb. 12, Pope Francis traveled to the Apostolic Nunciature, where he spent the night– but not without a surprise.Shortly after arriving, the Pope came out to greet the crowds, speaking in a short, unscheduled address about the Blessed Mother.With hundreds of people gathered, the Holy Father spent about 10 minutes addressing the crowd. He prayed with them and blessed them.Francis … [Read more...]

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See Pope Francis pray before Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 05:52 pm (CNA).- After Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis spent some time in prayer before the image of Our Lady. The Pontiff offered a bouquet of yellow flowers and sat praying silently for about 20 minutes before the image of the tilma of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the so-called "dressing room" of the Virgin of Guadalupe.A few minutes before, the Pope blessed a crown for Our Lady of Guadalupe, which was … [Read more...]

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At Guadalupe Mass, Pope highlights Mary’s ‘yes’

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 05:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ historic first pilgrimage to the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City brought reflections of obedience, surrender, and hope as the Holy Father celebrated Mass on Feb. 13. “We have just heard how Mary went to meet her cousin Elizabeth. She sets out without delay, without doubts, without lessening her pace, to be with her relative,” Pope Francis stated during his homily on Feb. … [Read more...]

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[Coming Up] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 03:30 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Watch LIVE footage of Pope Francis celebrating the Holy Massin the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 6:00pm EST in Mexico City. … [Read more...]

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