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End of Easter: Pope prayed for peace

End of Easter: Pope prayed for peace

The Pope called for hope in his “Regina Coeli” prayer on Easter Monday. The 87-year-old addressed the Catholic faithful from the window of the Apostolic Palace – tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square. The Pope called for immediate peace in Ukraine and the Middle East. Francis called for prayers for all […]

Vatican initially agreed to Pope’s attendance at Easter

Vatican initially agreed to Pope’s attendance at Easter

The Vatican initially confirmed that Pope Francis would attend the most important Easter celebrations. According to Kathpress, the Vatican press office confirmed on Saturday morning that the Pope will be present at the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday evening and at the Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday morning. On […]

Pope cancels attendance at Way of the Holy Cross event in Rome

Pope cancels attendance at Way of the Holy Cross event in Rome

Pope Francis has abandoned the Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum. The Vatican said it decided not to take part in the Stations of the Cross to protect the pope’s health after attending the Adoration of the Cross in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican said the pope will follow the Stations of […]

Pope washed the feet of twelve prisoners before Easter

Pope washed the feet of twelve prisoners before Easter

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis performed the ritual washing of the feet of twelve inmates at a Roman women’s prison. Late in the afternoon, Francis held a mass commemorating the Last Supper at Rebibbia prison. For the ceremony of washing the feet, Francis was pushed into a wheelchair in front of the platform where twelve […]

Pope celebrates Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica

Pope celebrates Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica

The Pope celebrated the Mass of Chrism in St. Peter’s Basilica on Holy Thursday, together with priests of the Diocese of Rome and the Vatican Curia. This mass marks the beginning of the great liturgical celebrations surrounding Easter. Sacred oils were consecrated in the liturgy and used for baptisms, confirmations, anointing of the sick, and […]

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass

Pope Francis celebrated the liturgical celebration of Palm Sunday on Sunday morning, marking the beginning of Holy Week. 25,000 believers blessed the olive branches. Francis was wearing a white cloak over which he placed the red shawl for the consecration mass. Pilgrims gathered in Rome waved olive branches in greeting. These remind us of Jesus’ […]

Maduro called Zelensky a defeated clown for criticizing the Pope

Maduro called Zelensky a defeated clown for criticizing the Pope

Photo: © TASS/Miguel Gutierrez Read ren.tv in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the head of the Kyiv regime, Vladimir Zelensky, who insults the Pope, resembles the defeated clown “harmful to his people” Juan Guaido, and also supported the pontiff’s call for peace negotiations. “Zelensky begins to speak badly, insult the Pope… he seems to […]

Pope’s statements on Ukraine still receive a lot of criticism

Pope’s statements on Ukraine still receive a lot of criticism

Criticism continues after the Pope’s latest statements regarding peace talks in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. According to Kathpress, in addition to the Ukrainian government and church representatives in Kiev, governments, especially in Eastern Europe, also spoke out and strongly rejected Francis’ words. Criticism also came from Germany and NATO. Moscow, on the other […]

Zelensky reproached the Pope for “virtual mediation”

Zelensky reproached the Pope for “virtual mediation”

Zelensky reproached the Pope for “virtual mediation” for calling for negotiations Photo: © REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Read ren.tv in Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky rejected the peace initiative of Pope Francis, calling it “virtual mediation.” The head of the Kyiv regime, in an address to Ukrainians, said that he was grateful to the chaplains who “support the […]