A different kind of inaugural mass?

A different kind of inaugural mass?

If the plans for his inaugural Mass — expected to attract 1 million people to St. Peter’s Square on Tuesday — are any indication, it seems Pope Francis is setting three key themes for the event: simplicity, ecumenism and mercy, Joshua J. McElwee...
Stages in the life of a Pope

Stages in the life of a Pope

Catholic News Service offers a  timeline of Pope Francis’ life Dec. 17, 1936: Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Italian immigrant parents. — 1957: At age 21, falls gravely ill; eventually severe pneumonia is diagnosed, right lung partially removed....
Pope Francis in eyes of his parishioners

Pope Francis in eyes of his parishioners

The London Guardian reports…His parishioners from the barrio of Buenos Aires where he was born and cut his political teeth say Pope Francis is likely to usher in the most radical change in the Catholic church in more than 50 years from the barrio of Buenos Aires...
FAMVIN posts on Pope Francis

FAMVIN posts on Pope Francis

It has been a momentous week following the elections and installation of Pope Francis. The following posts were among the most visited on famvin.org Pope Francis and St. Vincent Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013 Pope’s prayer for Cardinal electors A Vincentian...
Vatican Insider – April biography of Francis

Vatican Insider – April biography of Francis

Drawing from the words, ideas, and the personal recollection of Pope Francis – including inside material made available right up to the final hours before his election – the most highly regarded Vatican observer, Andrea Tornielli, reveals who the new Pope will be for...

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