Tag: Vatican

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 […]

Church care for the sick Pope: Procession of the Cross in Rome canceled at short notice 49 minutes ago

Church care for the sick Pope: Procession of the Cross in Rome canceled at short notice 49 minutes ago

Concern for Pope Francis given his poor health for several months: suddenly and at very short notice, the head of the Catholic Church canceled his participation in the traditional Way of the Cross in Rome on Good Friday. Just minutes before the start of the “Via Crucis” at the Colosseum, the Holy See announced that […]

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 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 […]

25,000 worshipers attend Palm Sunday mass with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square

25,000 worshipers attend Palm Sunday mass with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square

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’ […]

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’ […]

Vatican makes U-turn after peace advice to Ukraine

Vatican makes U-turn after peace advice to Ukraine

The Vatican is rowing after Pope Francis’ controversial statement that Ukraine should raise the white flag and negotiate with Russia. The Vatican’s number two, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said in an interview with the “Corriere della Sera” newspaper published on Tuesday that the first condition for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine is for Russia […]

Francis greets Muslims at the beginning of Ramadan

Francis greets Muslims at the beginning of Ramadan

At the beginning of Ramadan, Pope Francis also greeted Muslim believers. According to Kathpress, the church leader said after the noon prayer in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday that he wanted to reassure his “Muslim brothers” about his closeness at the beginning of the fasting month. The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan begins on Sunday […]