Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis weekly audience’

Pope Francis urges hope for Europe’s new generations

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Pope Francis has stressed the importance of hope as the foundation for addressing the crises faced by Europe, particularly among the younger generation. “Hope needs to be restored to our European societies, especially to the new generations” he told people gathered in St Peter’s Square for his weekly general audience on September 27. “In fact, Read more

Thousands attend pope’s first St Peter’s Square papal audience in two years

Thursday, April 21st, 2022
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Thousands of pilgrims from around the world gathered at the Vatican on Wednesday as Pope Francis held his first weekly papal audience in St Peter’s Square since coronavirus hit in early 2020. The 85-year-old was met with cries of ‘Long live the pope’ as he entered the square still decorated with 40,000 flowers laid out Read more

Pope Francis: In Jesus, there is no conflict between contemplation and action

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Below is the text of Pope Francis’ weekly Wednesday audience, delivered on May 5, 2021. Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! We continue the catechesis on prayer and in this catechesis, I would like to reflect on contemplative prayer. The contemplative dimension of the human being—which is not yet contemplative prayer—is a bit like the Read more