What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
World

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.
Vatican

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.
Vatican

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.
Pope Francis

Pope approves new decrees for the Causes of Saints

December 22, 2016. On Wednesday, December 21, Pope Francis authorized the following decrees for the Causes of Saints:

Pope Francis' indications for peace vigil: confessions, rosary and Eucharistic adoration

2013-09-06

The Vaticans master of ceremonies, Guido Marini, prepared a prayer vigil fit for the likes of Pope Francis. After all, he was the one who gave all of the specifics about how this four hour-long encounter should be carried through. 

First, and long before the beginning of the ceremony, 50 priests will be available to hear confessions all around Bernini's Colonnade. Confession means reconciliation, and that's why the Pope wants this sacrament to be extremely present at Saturday's vigil.

Attendees will also pray the Rosary. Before the start of each Mystery, a biblical commentary and a brief text by St. Therese of Lisieux will be read.

Pope Francis will follow with a speech that will likely include a strongly-worded message. Later, the Eucharistic Adoration will take place. In a symbolic gesture, five people from Syria, Egypt, Israel, United States and Russia. will carry the incense. 

Moments later, St. John's Gospel will be read, specifically the episode in which the Risen Christ appears to his Disciples and fills them with peace and joy. 
Lastly, the Pope will bless all participants. At around 11 at night, and after four intense hours of prayer, he will head back inside into the Vatican.


JRB/IZA
RR
-GDP
-BN
Up:RCG