After the Angelus:


Dear brothers and sisters, I would like to announce that on Saturday, 6 June, God willing, I will go to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. I ask you as of now to pray that my visit to those beloved peoples may be of encouragement for faithful Catholics, give rise to the leaven of good, and contribute to the consolidation of fraternity, peace, interreligious dialogue and friendship.


I greet those present who have gathered to attend the Fourth Global Congress organized by Scholas Occurrentes, which will be held in the Vatican from 2 to 5 February on the theme: “It is everyone’s responsibility to educate for a culture of encounter”. I greet the families, parishes, associations and all those who have come from Italy and from many parts of the world. In particular, the pilgrims from Lebanon and Egypt, the students from Zafra and Badajoz, Spain; the faithful from Sassari, Salerno, Verona, Modena, Scano Montiferro and Taranto, Italy.


Today in Italy, the Day for Life, which has the theme: “Together for Life” is being celebrated. I express my appreciation to the associations, movements, and to all those who defend human life. I join the Italian Bishops in calling for a “renewed recognition of the human person and more appropriate care of life, from conception to its natural end (Message for the 37th National Day for Life). When one is open to life and serves life, one feels the revolutionary power of love and tenderness (cf. Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, n. 288), inaugurating a new humanism: the humanism of solidarity, the humanism of life.


I greet the Cardinal Vicar, the university professors of Rome and those committed to fostering the culture of life.


I wish everyone a happy Sunday. Please do not forget to pray for me. Have a good lunch. Arrivederci!



Acknowledgment: We thank the Vatican Publisher for allowing us to publish the Homilies of Pope Benedict XVI & Pope Francis I, so that they could be accessed by more people all over the world; as a source of God’s encouragements to all of us. 

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6 March 2015

Joshua (named modified) told us in the midst of our Conversation: ‘You know that “AJA”? I saw him distributing Holy Communion in Mass again, acting like a holy icon. You know the moment he steps out of the Church, he becomes a completely different person. Those who have commercial dealings with him will know – “該做的不做,不該做的全都做盡”.

He continued, ‘He will let you know what is hell when you work with him. You decide if he is a disgrace naming himself a Catholic.’

The joyful Thomas (name modified) replied, ‘Just keep your cool, didn’t Saint Paul say this of such a person: “You must banish this evil-doer from among you”? (1 Corinthians 5:13, Enouragements-92) Let’s thank God that this kind of  people only make up of less than 1% of the total Catholic population and we don’t have any dealing with him in our projects. Why don’t we just kick him out of our minds and our lives? I’m happy to see you today! Whenever I see a good person, all I can feel is 神清氣爽,氣定神閒”. Isn’t it wonderful?’

When you see what’s displayed above, please don’t get conned!


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