MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2017 “The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift” Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently......
(Vatican Radio) The program for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Voyage in Uganda was released on Saturday. The November 27-29 journey will be Pope Francis’ first visit to Africa as Pope. The two-day visit will include a visit to the Anglican and Catholic martyrs’ shrines in Namugongo. Below, please find the program for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Voyage to Uganda. Friday 27 November 2015 16:50 Arrival at the International Airport of Entebbe in Uganda Welcoming ceremony 17:30 Courtesy visit to the President at the State House in Entebbe 18:00 Meeting with Public Authorities and Diplomatic......