Lenten Message – Pope John Paul II

Each year, the Lenten Season is set before us as a good opportunity for the intensification of prayer and penance, opening hearts to the docile welcoming of the divine will. During Lent, a spiritual journey is outlined for us that prepares us to relive the Great...

John Paul Highlights Humanity’s Four Challenges

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 10, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Life, food, peace and freedom are the four urgent challenges now facing humanity, according to John Paul II. The Pope highlighted these challenges in a full analysis of the international situation, during his traditional...

How John Paul II Remade Christmas

ROME, DEC. 23, 2004 (Zenit.org).- How John Paul II Redid Christmas; Archbishop Foley’s Yuletide Reflections This is the 21st Christmas that the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop John Foley, is celebrating in Rome. One of...

Christmas Tree Is Symbol of Christ, Says Pope

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 19, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The evergreen Christmas tree is a symbol of life offered by Christ, “God’s supreme gift to humanity,” says John Paul II. The Pope explained the meaning of the tree during his Angelus address today to the...

Pope John Paul II – Message for World Peace Day

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 16, 2004 (Zenit.org).- In world marked by war, terrorism and violence, John Paul II is launching a campaign to overcome evil with good. This is the essence of the Pope’s message for the next World Day of Peace, to be observed Jan. 1. The theme...