"He was an authentic father of the Church and also a devoted father of every man and woman of this age. Even in sorrow, we are immensely grateful to God for having given us a friend and a guide on our path like him." Davide Prosperi's statement
Church - 2022
The Pope Emeritus died on the morning of December 31 at 9:34 a.m. We repropose here his inaugural homily and his last General Audience after his resignation in 2013.
On Saturday, December 10 the first phase of Enzo Piccinini’s cause for beatification began. The tribunal presided over by the bishop has been established. Here are the words of Davide Prosperi and those of Monsignor Erio Castellucci.
Nine months after the outbreak of war, Francis writes a lengthy message to the citizens of the battered country. "Your pain is my pain."
In St. Peter's Square on October 15, Davide Prosperi delivered a letter of thanks to Francis. Here is the Holy Father's response
"Being peacemakers, being saints, is not our ability, they are gifts, it is one of his gifts, it is grace." Pope Francis' words at the Angelus on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
At the Angelus, Pope Francis' invitation to join spiritually in prayer for peace with Christian churches and communities and world religions, scheduled for October 25 at the Colosseum.
"Let us rediscover what is essential: a Church madly in love with its Lord and with all the men and women whom He loves." Pope Francis' homily for the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council.
"Be artisans of peace". These are the words with which Francis welcomed a group of young people on pilgrimage from Belgium yesterday. Here is his speech
Following Moscow's partial mobilization of the army, the Russian Bishops' Conference reiterates the position of the Church's magisterium on war and recalls that the right to conscientious objection must be respected.
To prepare for the audience with Pope Francis, we re-propose Fr. Giussani's testimony at the Pope John Paul II's meeting with ecclesial movements and new communities. Rome, St. Peter's Square, May 30, 1998.
At the Angelus Francis appealed to Putin, Zelensky and the whole world to stop the spiral of violence and death. "War is an error and a horror" (St. Peter's Square, October 2, 2022)
Pope Francis' message for the XXXVII World Youth Day, to be celebrated both locally on November 20, 2022, and internationally in Lisbon, Portugal, August 1-6, 2023.
Pope Francis' homily at the beatification of John Paul I. St. Peter's Square, September 4, 2022.
"To understand we have to look where there is something truly new." A Canadian friend recounts how the Pope's "penitential pilgrimage" among the indigenous communities has provoked him. Their pain, and the "encounter".
The words of Pope Francis during the meeting with indigenous peoples at the Maskwacis cemetery in Edomonton, where some of the victims of residential schools in Canada were remembered.
A challenge issued by the Patriarch, Monsignor Pizzaballa, to the members of movements and new communities in the Holy Land, from which a dialogue was born that has become a moment of community and friendship.
Pope Francis' homily during the concluding Mass of the 10th World Meeting of Families. "We must never forget that the family is the first place where we learn to love."
The message of Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity of CL, to Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, for his appointment as president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference.
The possibility of light in the dark night of humanity, the need for forgiveness, the Magdalene’s desire, and Pope Francis. From the May issue of Tracce, a dialogue with the Archbishop of the Mother of God in Moscow.
Ten new saints were canonized in Rome on Sunday. "Our fellow travellers canonized today discovered an incomparable joy and they became brilliant reflections of the Lord of history." Pope Francis' homily.