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  • Pope says Jesus lives here and now, not in a history book

    Pope says Jesus lives here and now, not in a history book

    • Apr 20, 2019

    Jesus has risen and is alive today, not as a character from the past found in history books but in day-to-day life, Pope Francis said Saturday as he celebrated the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

  • Vatican releases pope’s Lent, Holy Week, Easter schedule

    Vatican releases pope’s Lent, Holy Week, Easter schedule

    • Feb 26, 2019

    Pope Francis and top officials of the Roman Curia will leave the Vatican March 10-15 for their annual Lenten retreat, the Vatican confirmed Feb. 26, but it did not announce who the retreat leader would be.

  • Pope says face of grief for Christ’s passion seen in the poor

    Pope says face of grief for Christ’s passion seen in the poor

    • Apr 15, 2017

    Pope Francis is well known for finding parallels between Gospel scenes and contemporary happenings, and he did so again during the Easter vigil Mass on Saturday. The pontiff suggested that the grieving and fearful faces of the two women who accompanied Jesus during his passion, and who sought out his body in the tomb, can be glimpsed today in the poor, victims of human trafficking, and all those who bear injustice.

  • Holy Sepulchre, Holy Saturday

    Holy Sepulchre, Holy Saturday

    • Apr 15, 2017

    A recent, and long needed, restoration of the most sacred chapel in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a small sign of the progress that has been made in the relationship among the Churches which control the shrine. This year – when Catholic and Orthodox Easter fall on the same day – Holy Saturday will be a busy day in the church.

  • Syrian prelate sees Holy Week as time of restoring life

    Syrian prelate sees Holy Week as time of restoring life

    • Apr 14, 2017

    In these blessed days, Lent comes to an end and we are on the threshold of the Easter Celebration, a feast that marks the passage from a life of slavery and dependence to a new life in the promised land, a land of freedom and of divine graces, which we have inherited on the day of the resurrection. Now we are beginning to live Holy Week with its celebrations and prayers which the Church has established as a help and a means to climb up to Golgotha, in order to accompany Christ on his painful journey to His crucifixion and burial, and the arrival of the dawn of deliverance.

  • Pope urges Christians on Holy Saturday to ‘break open tombs’

    Pope urges Christians on Holy Saturday to ‘break open tombs’

    • Mar 26, 2016

    ROME — Pope Francis on Holy Saturday underlined several of the key themes of his papacy, calling on Christians to leave their self-centeredness behind and warning that the Holy Spirit is not a magic worker who removes evil “with a magic wand.” “We, like Peter and the women, cannot discover life

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