Posts Tagged ‘general audience’

Pope to climate activist, ‘Pray for me at the North Pole’

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
Pray at the North Pole

Pope Francis met with a paralyzed man who plans to travel to the Arctic Circle and asked the adventurer to ‘pray for me at the North Pole.’ Michael Haddad was paralyzed from the chest down in a jet ski accident when he was six years old. He was told that he would never walk again Read more

Extra security for Pope after Paris attacks

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Pope Francis’s personal security detail was nearly doubled at his general audience on Wednesday in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Francis was surrounded by nearly 20 dark-suited bodyguards during his tour through St Peter’s Square aboard his open-sided popemobile, more than the normal 12 who usually jog alongside him. At each of the Read more

Pope Francis plans to have extra audiences in Holy Year

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Planning is underway for Pope Francis to have an extra General Audience each month during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Prefect of the Pontifical Household, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, told Vatican Radio the extra General Audiences could possibly be on a Saturday. Archbishop Gaenswein said that since the beginning of Pope Francis’s pontificate in March Read more

Pope Francis to have reduced summer schedule

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Pope Francis is to have a reduced schedule in Rome this month, the Vatican has announced. There will be no Wednesday general audience for July, although the Pope will continue his Sunday address and Angelus prayer. During July, all audiences with the Pope are expected to be suspended, other than a meeting with members of Read more

Pope Francis tells Christians to memorise the beatitudes

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Christians should memorise the beatitudes which Jesus taught as the path to true happiness, Pope Francis has said. Speaking at his weekly audience at the Vatican on August 6, the Pope linked the beatitudes, the Ten Commandments and the Last Judgement. Some 6000 people heard the Pope tell them he was so serious about Christians Read more