The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem published a short article about the significance of the figure of Pope Francis as we prepare to receive him. Continue reading Significance of Pope Francis in the Church
The book written by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, before he became Pope Francis and was still Archbishop of Buenos Aires, together with Rabbi Abraham Skorka, who will accompany the Holy Father on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, has been translated into Hebrew ahead of the Pope’s arrival. Continue reading Book written by Pope and Rabbi in Hebrew ahead of pilgrimage
A poem written by Father Jean-Pierre Sonnet SJ, Professor of Biblical theology at the Gregorian University in Rome.
IN THE NIGHT OF THE SEPULCHER, I lie in wait for the embrace and the kiss between the man in white and the monk in black. A woman is there, with a little stem of wax and of light in the hollow of her hands, ablaze with youth behind the veil of centuries. Continue reading Awaiting Francis, Bartholomew
On March 14, 2013, Pope Francis was elected. We pray for him as he celebrates one year since the election and we give thanks for the gift he has been. Continue reading First anniversary of Pope Francis
In his recent interview in the Corriere della Sera, published on March 5, 2014, Pope Francis speaks about the dialogue with the Orthodox in the light of his upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Continue reading Pope Francis on dialogue with the Orthodox
Pope Francis made the announcement that he would visit the Holy Land on January 5, 2014. In the announcement, he said: “In the joyful atmosphere, typical of this Christmas season, I wish to announce that next May 24 to 26, God willing, I will be making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The main purpose is to commemorate the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras, which occurred exactly 50 years ago today, on January 5.” Continue reading Why is he coming to the Holy Land?
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church. His name, before adopting the name Francis when he became Pope, was Jorge Bergoglio. Continue reading Who is Pope Francis?