In Rome, the Via Crucis procession usually takes place late in the evening on Good Friday in the shadow of the Colosseum.
Pope Francis shines a light on prisoners during Good Friday’s unusual Via Crucis
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, April 10, 2020 (RNS) – It’s common knowledge that things don’t change quickly in the Vatican. But that was before the coronavirus. In Rome, theRead More
The Urbi et Orbi, meaning to the city and the world, is a blessing usually delivered by the Roman pontiff at Christmas and Easter.
Pope Francis says ‘We are all in the same boat,’ during Urbi et Orbi ceremony
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, March 27, 2020 (RNS) — As the world grapples with the spread of the coronavirus, Pope Francis delivered a homily of hope on Friday (MarchRead More
Francis said that like the shepherds who ran to the manger to see Christ, faithful today have many failures and are “not saints.”
Do not lose hope, Pope Francis says at Christmas vigil: God loves you no matter what
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, Dec. 24, 2019 (RNS) — Under the dome of Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated the Christmas vigil Mass on Tuesday (Dec. 24) byRead More