Pope Francis Calls Families the “Hope of the Church and World”

I am grateful to all of you for your warm welcome. It is good to be here! It is good to celebrate, for celebration makes us more human and more Christian. It also helps us to share the joy of knowing that Jesus loves us, he accompanies us on our journey of life, and each day he draws us closer to himself.

Pope Francis Speech at Dublin Castle to Diplomats

At the beginning of my visit to Ireland, I am grateful for the invitation to address this distinguished assembly representing the civil, cultural and religious life of the country, together with the members of the diplomatic corps and guests.

Pope Francis: Homily At Maquehue Airport Mass, Chile

I thank God for allowing me to visit this beautiful part of our continent, the Araucanía. It is a land blessed by the Creator with immense and fertile green fields, with forests full of impressive araucarias – the fifth “praise” offered by Gabriela Mistral to this Chilean land

Pope Francis Homily: O’Higgins Park, Chile

HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE CHILE – Santiago – O’Higgins Park Holy Mass Homily of the Holy Father Official Translation “When Jesus saw the crowds…” (Mt 5:1). In these first words of today’s Gospel we discover how Jesus wants to encounter us, the way that God always surprises his people (cf. Ex 3:7). The first thing […]

Pope Francis: Speech To President Michelle Bachelet, Chile

HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE CHILE – Santiago – 16.01.2018 – 08.20 La Moneda Palace Meeting with Authorities, the Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps Speech of the Holy Father Official Translation Madam President, Members of the Government of the Republic and of the Diplomatic Corps, Representatives of Civil Society, Distinguished Authorities, Ladies and Gentlemen, It […]