Pope Francis visits one time dangerous correctional facility once known as a 'center of gang power'

Pope Francis, during his visit to Cereso correctional facility on Wednesday 17th Feb, (the facility once a center of gang power and home to 3,000 prisoners), strongly condemned societies that normalize the sufferings of inmates. The Argentine Pontiff, speaking in a penitentiary system once plagued by overcrowding, massive violence and corruption where inmates acted violently, enforced… Continue reading Pope Francis visits one time dangerous correctional facility once known as a 'center of gang power'

Pope Francis' latest message to all families

“I prefer a family with tired faces from generous giving, to faces with makeup that know nothing of tenderness and compassion,” says Pope. Scroll down to read the address of his Holiness Pope Francis to families in Mexico City: Dear brothers and sisters, I am grateful to be here, on Chiapaneca soil. It feels good… Continue reading Pope Francis' latest message to all families

Pope Francis: “The shrine of God is the faces of the many people we encounter each day”

After presiding over Mass at the Basilica, Pope Francis fulfilled his desire to have a private moment of prayer before the Grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a major Catholic Shrine. According to Vatican spokesperson, Father Federico Lombardi, the Pope found his way into a small room behind the altar, directly behind where the image… Continue reading Pope Francis: “The shrine of God is the faces of the many people we encounter each day”

Pope to Bishops of Mexico: Do not fear transparency, the Church does not need darkness to carry out her work.

Pope Francis met with the Catholic Bishops of Mexico at the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mexico on the first full day of his apostolic visit. Admonishing them, he urged them to be vigilant so that their visions will not be darkened by the gloomy mist of worldliness. The Argentine-born Pontiff also stressed on the… Continue reading Pope to Bishops of Mexico: Do not fear transparency, the Church does not need darkness to carry out her work.

Mexicans celebrate Pope's visit with an art piece

Pedro Francisco Rodríguez a Mexican artist has appealed to the public to help in making a larger-than-life sculpture of Pope Francis to celebrate his momentous visit to Mexico in February. Juarez sculptor Pedro Francisco Rodriguez will create a bronze 16-foot statue of the Pope. He’s asking for donations of several thousands of scraps of bronze,… Continue reading Mexicans celebrate Pope's visit with an art piece

The Holy Father officially confirms February trip to Mexico City

The Holy Father officially announced during Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Saturday 12 December, that he will be visiting Mexico City to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, who appeared to St. Juan Diego in 1531.He made the announcement while preaching on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Recalling Our Blessed Mother’s words to… Continue reading The Holy Father officially confirms February trip to Mexico City