Homilies

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis at the Holy Chrism Mass

Vatican Basilica – Holy Thursday, 24 March 2016
After hearing Jesus read from the Prophet Isaiah and say: “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing” (Lk 4:21), the congregation in the synagogue of Nazareth might well have burst into applause.

Celebration of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Celebration of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Saint Peter’s Square XXXI World Youth Day Sunday, 20 March 2016 Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (cf. Lk 19:38), the crowd of Jerusalem exclaimed joyfully as...

Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message on Easter 2013

Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message on Easter 2013 2013 Dear brothers and sisters in Rome and throughout the world, Happy Easter! What a joy it is for me to announce this message: Christ is risen! I would like it to go out to every house and every family, especially...

Pope Francis Homily for Chrism Mass

Pope Francis Homily for Chrism Mass LENT 2013 Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning I have the joy of celebrating my first Chrism Mass as the Bishop of Rome. I greet all of you with affection, especially you, dear priests, who, like myself, today recall the day of...

Palm Sunday Homily of Pope Francis 2013

Palm Sunday Homily of Pope Francis 2013 Saint Peter’s Square Sunday, 24 March 2013 CELEBRATION OF PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF OUR LORD 1. Jesus enters Jerusalem. The crowd of disciples accompanies him in festive mood, their garments are stretched out before him,...