Pope Francis

Pope Francis

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In these holy days let us stand before the Crucified One and let us ask for the grace to live in order to serve. May we reach out to those who are suffering and those most in need. May we not be concerned about what we lack, but what good we can do for others.

We will be judged on our relationship with the poor. When Jesus says, "The poor you will always have with you", he is saying, "I will always be with you in the poor; I will be present there". This is at the center of the Gospel, so much so that we will be judged on it.

The tragedy we are experiencing summons us to take seriously the things that are serious, and not to be caught up in those that matter less; to rediscover that life is of no use if not used to serve others. For life is measured by love.

In these days of #Lent , we've been witnessing the persecution that Jesus underwent and how He was judged ferociously, even though He was innocent. Let us #PrayTogether  today for all those persons who suffer due to an unjust sentence because of someone had it in for them.

There are always times in life when we fall, each one of us is a sinner. But what matters is our attitude before God. We ask for the grace to persevere in service and, when we fall, the grace to weep as Peter wept. #HomilySantaMarta 

Let us pray today for the people doing business with those in need during this pandemic, who seek to profit from the needs of others and "sell" them. May the Lord touch and convert their hearts. #PrayTogether 

Let's think of the little Judas that we all have within ourselves. Every one of us is capable of choosing between loyalty and self-interest. We are each capable of betraying, of selling, of making choices based on our own interests. Where are you, Judas? #HomilySantaMarta 

Dear brother priests, we have been anointed to anoint, to give of ourselves. Let us #PrayTogether  today asking for the humility to protect this gift of anointing, and imploring God's mercy for the people entrusted to us and for the entire world. #HolyThursday 


How often in the Bible the Lord asks us to welcome migrants and foreigners, reminding us that we too are foreigners!

A person's dignity does not depend on them being a citizen, a migrant, or a refugee. Saving the life of someone fleeing war and poverty is an act of humanity. #WithRefugees 

Dear young people, never get tired of being instruments of peace and joy among your peers!

The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.

There is no such thing as harmless disinformation; trusting in falsehood can have dire consequences.

Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints . They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.

Children must be able to play, study and grow in a peaceful environment. Woe to anyone who stifles their joyful impulse to hope!

Let us #PrayTogether  for all who work in the media, who work to communicate, to inform us, so that people are not so isolated, and to educate children. We pray for all those who are helping us bear this time of isolation.

I invite you not to build walls but bridges, to conquer evil with good, offence with forgiveness, to live in peace with everyone.