Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mass for the beginning of the Petrine ministry of the bishop of Rome

Click on the image of the Vatican Website to read the sermon of Pope Francis

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In the Gospel we heard that "Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took Mary as his wife" (Mt 1:24). These words already point to the mission which God entrusts to Joseph: he is to be the custos, the protector. The protector of whom?

Read the entire, brief sermon here at the Vatican website

Monday, March 18, 2013

Orthodox patriarch to Rome for pope's installation

Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, headed Monday for the Vatican to attend Pope Francis' installation Mass -- the first time a patriarch from the Istanbul-based church is attending a papal investiture since the two branches of Christianity split nearly 1,000 years ago