More than a hundred Santos Soccer Club fans gathered Sunday in front of the hospital in Brazil where Pelé, one of the greatest soccer players of all time, is undergoing treatment, to pray for his recovery.
Pope Francis offered advice on Wednesday for building “a more mature and more beautiful relationship with the Lord” through prayer.
Prayer is the first element of discernment, Pope Francis said in his general audience message on Wednesday.
‘You young people, who want to build something new, a better world, follow her example, take risks,’ the pope urged.
Noting that the Gospel reveals that Peter, James, and John had fallen asleep prior to Jesus' Transfiguration, Pope Francis urged the faithful during his Angelus reflection Sunday to call on the Holy Spirit to awaken their desire to pray.
‘Let us pray that we may give a Christian response to bioethical challenges,’ the pope said.
During his Sunday Angelus address, the pope called on people to take part in the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
The pope called persecution ‘inhuman’ and ‘insane.’
Pope Francis called on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries.
The app Click To Pray will also promote prayer for the synodal process.
Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.
Pope Francis has said that silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health.”
It was the pope’s first general audience since he underwent colon surgery.
Pope Francis said on Wednesday that the dramatic conversion of St. Paul should remind us that God has a plan for our lives.
In his Angelus message this Sunday, Pope Francis offered a reminder that the Lord wants us to seek his presence in the trials and storms of life.
Catholics should take courage in the fact that even as Jesus was dying on the cross, his most agonizing moment on earth, he was praying for them, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that just as Jesus prayed for his friends while on earth, he also prays for each person eternally before the Father in heaven.
Pope Francis acknowledged Wednesday that praying is hard, but suggested ways to overcome common obstacles.
Pope Francis on Wednesday encouraged people to embrace the contemplative dimension of being human both in prayer and their daily lives.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian meditation is a way of encountering Jesus and not “a withdrawal into ourselves.”