This year, there will be no hundred thousand people along the 28 kilometers that separate Macerata and Loreto. However, the 42nd Pilgrimage will take place on the evening of June 13. How and why? Monsignor Giancarlo Vecerrica explains.
Church - 2020
On May 18, one hundred years ago, St. John Paul II was born. A man and a pastor who changed the history of the world and of the Church, from the Solidarnosc epic to the days of his illness. Always carrying the answer to that question within his heart.
The Holy Mass presided over by Pope Francis and the "Urbi et Orbi" Blessing. St. Peter's Basilica, April 12, 2020.
The Vigil on the Holy Night of Easter, presided over by Pope Francis.
The video of the Way of the Cross presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, April 10, 2020.
Mass of The Lord's Supper, celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica, April 9, 2020.
"We were put in this world to love him and our neighbours. Everything else passes away, only this remains." Pope Francis' homily on Palm Sunday, at the beginning of Holy Week. St. Peter's Square, Sunday, April 5.
40 years have passed since the martyrdom of Saint Óscar Romero, who faced great and violent challenges in Latin America. His favourite psalm: "In the shelter of the Most High (...) You will not fear the terror of the night. My God, in whom I trust".
Pope Francis' meditation during the moment of prayer for the epidemic in St. Peter's Square. "Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm".
The Holy Father prayed, united with Christians of all confessions, for the pandemic-torn world. On Friday 27th, a moment of prayer on the empty sagrata of Saint Peter’s Basilica with the Urbi et Orbi blessing.
An invitation to common prayer for the threat of the pandemic: Wednesday 25 March at 12pm. Then, on Friday 27th, a moment of prayer on the empty sagrata of Saint Peter’s Basilica with the Urbi et Orbi blessing.
The Pope’s message for the recitation of the Rosary, proposed by the Italian bishops during this health emergency. An invitation to turn to the Lord, that He may guard every family, especially "the sick and those who take care of them”.
The Cistercian Abbot General's letter to the Cistercian communities at the time of the pandemic. "To stop before God means to recognize that his presence fills the instant and thus fully satisfies our heart".
Fr. Firas Lutfi speaks about his fellow Franciscan Brothers who live under Sharia law, about the children of Aleppo who suffer the cold, about the question of the meaning of innocent pain. But also about a faith that grows day after day.
The homily of the Archbishop of Turin during Mass for the anniversary of the death of Fr. Giussani, on 19 February. "He has been a tool for the power of Christ to work in history”.
The homily of the Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God at Moscow, during Mass for the anniversary of death of Fr. Giussani, on 25 February. "I have never met anyone in my life who loved human freedom more."
The homily of the Bishop of Constantine (Algeria) during Mass in memory of Fr. Giussani, concelebrated in Tunis with Ilario Antoniazzi, Archbishop of Tunis. “We are at the service of the truth that He is a person”.
The Pope's message for Lent 2020: "Jesus' Pasch is not a past event; rather, through the power of the Holy Spirit it is ever present, enabling us to see and touch with faith the flesh of Christ in those who suffer."
The homily of Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Cardinal Secretary of State, on 22 February, the anniversary of the death of Fr. Giussani. "There was a human affinity between the Apostle Peter and Fr. Giussani."
The homily of the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States during Mass for Fr. Giussani at the New York Encounter on February 16: "God is not far away. He is near. He is our companion each day".
The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, in which the Pope resumes discussion from the last Synod dedicated to the South American region of the Amazon, has been published. It begins with “four great dreams that the Amazon region inspires in me”.