Category Archives: Vatican Radio

The Pope’s homily on Pentecost Sunday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost  English translation the Pope’s homily this Pentecost Sunday“As the Father has sent me, even so I send you…  Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:21-22).  The gift of … Continue reading

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Pope at Santa Marta: Slain because they were Christian

A Christian woman prays for the 21 Copts killed by IS terrorists outside a church in Cairo, Egypt. – AP (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis offered Mass Tuesday morning for the repose of the souls of the twenty-one Coptic Christians martyred … Continue reading

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Reform of the Curia will be “substantial”

2013-10-03 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) A new Apostolic Constitution will probably be written to replace Pastor Bonus, which will emphasize the Curia’s service to the universal Church and local churches. The Council of Cardinals appointed by Pope Francis to assist … Continue reading

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The Holy See: Message for World Mission Day from the Holy Father

Pope Francis: Gospel a message of hope, mercy (Vatican Radio) The Holy See on Tuesday published the 2013 Message for World Mission Day from Pope Francis. In his Message, the Holy Father says “The work of evangelization often finds obstacles, … Continue reading

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WYD Rio: 2 million throng prayer vigil with Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio) Two million young people carpeted Rio de Janeiro’s Copacobana beach on Saturday, joining Pope Francis in a huge outdoor evening prayer vigil as part of World Youth Day celebrations in Brazil. The centerpiece of the vigil was a … Continue reading

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Pope points to vital role of grandparents in passing on faith

(Vatican Radio) The vital role of grandparents in passing on the faith through their families: echoing a theme that he spoke of during the flight over to Brazil, Pope Francis on Friday stressed the essential dialogue between the youngest and … Continue reading

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Pope Angelus: Young people listen to the voice of Jesus

(Vatican Radio) On the eve of his departure to Brazil for the World Youth Day celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis from the window of the apostolic palace asked those present in St Peter’s Square to accompany him spiritually … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Sunday angelus (full text)

  Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists gathered in St Peter’s Square this Sunday. Ahead of the traditional prayer of Marian devotion, Pope Francis spoke of the common missionary mandate of all the baptized, as well as … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Mass with seminarians and novices (full text)

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has delivered the homily at Mass on Sunday morning with seminarians and novices gathered in St Peter’s Basilica to mark the end of a four-day conference on vocation, discernment and formation here in Rome. Below, please … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: General Audience; The Church – the richness that unites everything and everyone. (Full text)

Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received pilgrims and visitors in St Peter’s Square on Wednesday morning for his weekly General Audience. In his catechetical remarks, the Holy Father concentrated on the image of the Church as living temple and People of … Continue reading

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The Holy Father: Mass; Respond to Jesus from the heart, and Angelus: Those who serve the truth serve Christ

(Vatican Radio) This morning, Pope Francis celebrated mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. About 40 apostolic nuncios, who remained in the Vatican after the Pope’s meeting with them on Friday, were present. Commenting on the Sunday Gospel from Luke, in … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: Unity in the Body of Christ

(Vatican Radio) “The Church is not an charitable, cultural or political association, but a living Body, that walks and acts in history. And this Body has a head, Jesus, who guides, nourishes and supports it”, said Pope Francis Wednesday as … Continue reading

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Pope adds name of St. Joseph to Eucharistic prayers

(Vatican Radio) In the first decree of a liturgical nature of this pontificate, Pope Francis has decided that name of St. Joseph should be added to the Eucharistic Prayers II, II and IV, as they appear in the third typical … Continue reading

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Pope Francis receives Archbishop of Canterbury (Full texts)

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. It was the first meeting between the two. Below, please find the complete translation of Pope Francis’ discourse at the meeting, followed by the complete … Continue reading

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The Holy Father; Wednesday General Audience: The Holy Spirit, unity and communion [Full text]

(Vatican Radio) Below a Vatican Radio translation of Pope Francis’ General Audience catechesis, Wednesday, May 22, 2013. [Original text Italian]: Dear brothers and sisters, good day! in the Creed, after having professed faith in the Holy Spirit, we say: “We believe … Continue reading

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