Vatican Documents

Towards an ever wider “we”

Towards an ever wider “we”

In the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti, I expressed a concern and a hope that remain uppermost in my thoughts: “Once this health crisis passes,

Full text: Pope Francis’ Chrism Mass homily

Full text: Pope Francis’ Chrism Mass homily

The Gospel shows us a change of heart among the people who were listening to the Lord. The change was dramatic, and it reveals the extent to which persecution and the cross are linked to the proclamation of the Gospel.

Full text: Pope Francis’ Palm Sunday homily

Full text: Pope Francis’ Palm Sunday homily

Every year this liturgy leaves us amazed: we pass from the joy of welcoming Jesus as he enters Jerusalem to the sorrow of watching him condemned to death and then crucified.

Saint Joseph: The dream of vocation

Saint Joseph: The dream of vocation

8 December last, the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, marked the beginning of a special year devoted to him (cf. Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary, 8 December 2020).