“No, it is a grace. 0. The first Pope of the Americas Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina. Father Rif’at Bader, Director of The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), provides historical and contextual background to Pope Francis’ scheduled Apostolic Journey to Iraq in March 2021. RAMALLAH, Thursday, December 24, 2020 (WAFA) - President Mahmoud Abbas expressed today his best wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis and all Christians around the world on the occasion of Christmas Day. Shafaq News/ Father Rif’at Bader, Director of The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), provides on the official website of Vatican, a historical and contextual background to Pope Francis' sch I pray for you each day, especially, that you will fulfill the Will of God and for your eternal salvation. And hope: the hope of the journey. How true and timely are the words of the prophet Isaiah which we have just heard: “You have brought abundant joy and great rejoicing” (9:2)! Pope Francis. Here am I, send me (Is 6:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish to express my gratitude to God for the commitment with which the Church throughout the world carried out the Extraordinary Missionary Month last October. I am just one of many billions of people around the world who also care deeply about you and are praying for you and for your eternal salvation. BIOGRAPHY Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was born on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires. The Pope has congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US election. Dear His Holiness, Pope Francis the First, I, a soul, am a lay daughter of the Catholic Church, who loves you very much. The press release does not specify who initiated the call, but only that “President-elect Joe Biden spoke this morning with His Holiness Pope Francis.” Since, however, the pope as a rule does not call to congratulate people for political victories, it must be assumed that the Biden team made the call. Being good, being saintly, going every day a little ‘a step forward in the Christian life is a grace of God and we have to ask for it. He was appointed Archbishop of Nairobi on October 6, 2007 by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, taking over from Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki who retired in the same month after attaining the retirement age of 75 years. A journey one must take with courage, with hope and with the willingness to receive this grace. Later in a Consistory, on 24th November 2007, the Pontiff elevated Most Rev. Courage, a journey. THE WAY OF THE CROSS 2020 Led by His Holiness Pope FRANCIS Good Friday St Peter’s Square, 10 April 2020 Cardinal Njue has served in Nairobi for 13 years. HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS. Thursday, 24 December 2015 . His Holiness, Pope Francis, has taken delivery of a new car - and it's as green as passenger vehicles get. Google+. Share; Twitter; Print; Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's ‘The Crown’ (Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo) We can romanticize or spiritualize the papacy as much as we want, but we should also remember it’s a monarchy. By Massimo Faggioli. His holiness and the President-elect spoke on the phone earlier today, according to the Biden Transition Team. He has also been the only … Vatican Basilica. Pope Francis has sent his “very warm” greetings to the Filipino nation and continued to cherish his 2015 visit to the Philippines, according to his papal representative to Manila. He also participated in the conclave of March 2013, which elected Pope Francis. Advertisement. The head of the Roman Catholic Church is not new to the TED stage: he gave his first TED Talk in 2017, surprising the audience at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver via video. It's a pleasure for me to have a meeting with you. His Holiness Pope Francis - 2013 . His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI appointed His Eminence Archbishop John Njue as Archbishop of Nairobi on 6th, October 2007. That’s how His Holiness Pope Francis frames his second TED Talk, which was livestreamed on October 10, 2020 during the closing session of the Global Launch of TED’s climate initiative, Countdown. His Holiness Pope Francis received as a gift from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (CBCJ), a hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai adapted for his mobility needs.. 366. POPE FRANCIS has become the latest world figure to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the US election. Pinterest. (photo: Vatican Media / VM) Courtney Mares/CNA News September 28, 2020. Her Majesty, His Holiness ‘The Crown’ depicts a monarchy that’s not unlike the papacy. Twitter. Facebook. Tonight “a great light” shines forth (Is 9:1); the light of Jesus’ birth shines all about us. In a new interview Pope Francis, has spoken about the pandemic, corruption in the Church, and other themes. Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President Reports that His Holiness has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump originated with a fake news web site. His Holiness Pope Francis, 2013, May God Bless Our Holy Father. WhatsApp. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Head of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Francis has mourned the passing of the retired Archbishop of Tororo Archdiocese, James Odongo. By Fr. His Holiness (Latin: Sanctitas) is the official style used to address the Roman Catholic pope. He took over from the Late Archbishop Ndingi Mawana a’Nzeki who retired in October 2007 after attaining the retirement age of 75 years. Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his Angelus address August 30, 2020. His Holiness Pope Francis 266th Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. 9 December 2020 10:45 . Message of his Holiness Pope Francis for World Mission Day 2020. Pope Francis has offered US president-elect Joe Biden his "blessings and congratulations", during a phone call Thursday morning. “The President-elect thanked His Holiness for extending blessings and congratulations,” Biden’s Transition Team tweeted on Thursday, adding that he looks forward to working together with the Pope on issues such as “caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.” “We cannot achieve holiness on our own,” affirmed Pope Francis. His Holiness Pope Francis Biography of the Holy father. "President-elect Joe Biden spoke this morning with His Holiness Pope Francis,” a spokesperson confirmed. Ambassador of Kazakhstan presents credentials to His Holiness Pope Francis . We share with our readers his comments regarding his predecessor, Pope … Pope Francis probably won't be celebrating next Thursday when he marks his 84th birthday. October 17, 2020. HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS. This is why His Holiness Pope Francis will go to Iraq. Present at the delivery ceremony near the Pope’s residence in the Vatican City, were Rev. of His Holiness Pope Francis and His Grace Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury. The Pontiff spoke to the President-elect on the phone this past Thursday, November 12, according to a statement from the Biden Transition Team. Fifty years ago our predecessors, Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Michael Ramsey met in this city hallowed by the ministry and blood of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Share in: VATICAN. December 30, 2020. December 15, 2020 , 8:50 am , Vatican News; Published courtesy of Vatican News. “I very happy that His Holiness Pope Francis sent you to Belarus. He studied and secured a degree as a chemical technician, but then chose the priesthood and entered the seminary of Villa Devoto. May God Bless Our Holy Father in Christ. Share. 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