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Easter Triduum of Pope Francis: Holy Thursday – Lord’s Supper Mass and homily [full text]

On Thursday evening as the sunset Pope Francis crossed the Tiber River bound for the city’s juvenile prison, Casal del Marmo (in English: ‘Marble House’) to begin the Easter Triduum breaking the tradition of celebrating the Lord’s Supper Mass in the Basilica of St. John on the Lateran. In a tiny simple chapel [...]

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Easter Triduum of Pope Francis: Holy Thursday – Chrism Mass homily [full text]

“A good priest can be recognized by the way his people are anointed.” Pope Francis said in homily given in the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in the morning today. “We need to go out, then, in order to experience our own anointing, its power and its redemptive efficacy: to the outskirts [...]

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Pope Francis’ homily on Palm Sunday [full text]

This morning Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Square, Vatican. Thousands of pilgrims filled the Square for the Mass, which marked the beginning of Holy Week. Pope and dozens of Prelates moved through the Square, among the congregation with in a procession with a traditional palm in his [...]

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Homily of Pope Francis during Inauguration Mass [full text]

March 19, 2013, Feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Church is the day when Holy Father Francis inaugurated his Petrine Ministry. After traveling around St Peter’s Square with estimated 150,000 people in open papamobile Pope visited the Tomb of St. Peter and next appeared outside the Basilica of St. Peter for the [...]

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Pope Francis gives his first “papal” homily

At noon (EDT) newly elected Pope Francis and 114 cardinals electors celebrated the Missa pro Ecclesiae (Mass for the Church) at Sistine Chapel. During the Mass he delivered his first, yet informal, homily as Pontifex. The seven minute speech in Italian wasn’t prepared earlier. Holy Father used his notes only. Below is the translation [...]

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Homily of Pope Benedict XVI in Ash Wednesday Eucharist

“It is never too late to return to God” and that faith is necessarily ecclesial, was a main message of the homily Pope Benedict XVI has given in a moving Ash Wednesday ceremony. This was last public homily of his pontificate. This year, the Ash Wednesday ceremony was moved from its traditional location [...]

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