Pope Francis met with parish priests in #Rome today! The Pope heard confessions and then took questions from the priests. He detailed his own struggles with #spiritual dryness and fatigue. He said he stayed #faithful to his vocation because he stayed faithful to #prayer. Remember to pray for our priests and our #Pope!! 🙏🏻
#PopeBenedict XVI says he's preparing for Home.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says he "is on a pilgrimage toward Home" in a rare public letter published in the #Italian#newspaper Corriere della Sera.
The brief note in Italian apparently came after the paper asked the #Pope Emeritus for a response to readers who were wondering how he was. "I can only say," Benedict wrote, "that in the slow waning of my physical forces, inwardly I am on a #pilgrimage toward Home. It is a great #grace for me to be surrounded on this last part of the road, sometimes a bit tiring, by such #love and goodness that I never could have imagined," he wrote.
Here's the full text of Benedict's letter:
I was moved by the many readers of your newspaper who desire to know how I am spending this last period of my #life. I can only say that in the slow waning of my physical forces, inwardly I am on a pilgrimage towards Home. It is a great grace for me to be surrounded, on this last part of the road, sometimes a bit tiring, by such love and goodness that I never could have imagined. In this sense, I consider the question of your readers as an accompaniment. I can only thank them and assure you all of my #prayers."
"Let us invoke the Holy Spirit each day: He guides us along the path of discipleship in Christ." - Pope Francis
@Pontifex_it : Chi confessa i suoi peccati con umiltà e sincerità, riceve il perdono e ritrova di nuovo l’unione con Dio e con i fratelli.
@Pontifex : When we confess our sins with humility and sincerity, we receive forgiveness and are reunited with God and our brothers and sisters.
@Pontifex_es : Quien confiesa sus pecados con humildad y sinceridad, recibe el perdón y encuentra de nuevo la unión con Dios y con los hermanos.
@Pontifex_fr : Qui confesse ses péchés avec humilité et sincérité, reçoit le pardon et retrouve de nouveau l'union avec Dieu et avec les frères.
L'11 febbraio 2013 Benedetto XVI rinunciò al pontificato, prendendo una decisione storica nell'era moderna. Il decano del collegio cardinalizio, Angelo Sodano, disse a nome di tutti: "La notizia ci coglie come un fulmine a ciel sereno". La sera stessa, un fulmine colpì realmente la cupola di San Pietro e lo scatto che lo immortalava fece il giro del mondo. (📷: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)#Sky#SkyTG24#News#Pope#Ratzinger#BenedettoXVI#SanPietro#Thunder
EN: “At this time, we think of the many migrants, the many refugees, of their sufferings, their lives, many times without work, without documents, in such great sorrow.” Pope Francis
ES: “En este momento pensamos en los numerosos #inmigrantes y #refugiados , en sus sufrimientos, en su vida, muchas veces sin trabajo, sin documentos, en mucho dolor” Papa Francisco
IT: “In questo momento pensiamo ai tanti #migranti , tanti #rifugiati , alle loro sofferenze, alla loro vita, tante volte senza lavoro, senza documenti, tanto dolore.” Papa Francesco
FR: “Pensons maintenant à tant de #migrants , tant de #réfugiés , à leurs souffrances, à leur vie, si souvent sans travail, sans papier, tant de douleurs.” Pape François
PT: “Neste momento pensemos nos numerosos #migrantes e refugiados, nos seus sofrimentos e na sua vida, muitas vezes desempregados, sem documentos, com tantos sofrimentos” Papa Francisco
On this day, Pope Alexander III canonized martyr #ThomasBecket , Archbishop of #Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. The killers believed they were doing the will of King Henry II by ridding him of "this meddlesome priest," who clashed with the king over the rights and privileges of the Church. #catholic#saints#pope#archbishopofcanterbury