St. Peter's Square Archives - Crux



  • Be men and women of life, Pope Francis says Easter Monday

    Be men and women of life, Pope Francis says Easter Monday

    Pope Francis on Easter Monday said we are called to show solidarity, welcoming, and peace to people “in the midst of events that afflict the world – there are many today – in the midst of worldliness that is distant from God.” The pope also called on the Virgin Mary to intercede “in a particular way for the Christian communities persecuted and oppressed as they are today, in many parts of the world, called to a difficult and courageous witness.”

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    Pope Francis: When we want to give up, God helps us persevere

    Pope Francis held his weekly general audience on Wednesday, focusing on the virtue of perseverance. He also spoke about the importance of protecting water, and urged people to take part in the “24 hours for the Lord” event taking place in parishes around the world on March 23-24.

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  • Pope laments plight of child soldiers in Congo

    Pope laments plight of child soldiers in Congo

    Pope Francis has again tried to bring light to an area of the world that doesn’t get enough attention but that is full of war and suffering. During his address to the crowd in St. Peter’s square, Francis reminded people of the plight of those living in violence happening in Congo.

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