Pope In Columbia

Thumbnail papafranciscocolombia twitter 04092017 cna Ahead of Colombia visit, Pope says world needs builders of peace, dialogue

Two days ahead of his symbolic visit to Colombia, Pope Francis sent a video message to the nation, telling citizens he comes as a pilgrim of hope,...

MORE
Thumbnail cna 59b2ba796166f 134970 1 Be humble in serving your brothers and sisters in need, Pope says in Colombia

In his Angelus address Sunday, Pope Francis said the story of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, the patroness of Colombia, provides an example of the...

MORE
Thumbnail pope francis receives key to the city of bogota during his papal visit to colombia sept 7 2017 credit david ramos cna Christ calls Colombia to cast a net of peace, Pope Francis says

Just as Christ called Peter to cast his nest where there seemed to be no fish, Christ is calling Colombians to take risks in order to build a...

MORE
Thumbnail 20170907t1334 97 cns pope colombia bishops Don't let anything silence the truth, Pope tells Colombian bishops

In a lengthy speech on Thursday, Pope Francis urged the bishops of Colombia to uphold their pastoral responsibilities, proclaiming and teaching the...

MORE
Thumbnail 20170908t1823 0743 cns pope colombia reconciliation Forgiveness is the first step to ending cycle of violence, Pope says

Pope Francis told the Colombian people Friday that while it will be challenging, they must let go the anger caused by years of painful suffering...

MORE
Thumbnail 20170908t1546 0677 cns pope villavicencio mass Pope Francis beatifies two Colombian martyrs

During Mass in Colombia on Friday, Pope Francis beatified two martyrs from the country, both of whom were killed in hatred of the faith within the...

MORE
Thumbnail 20170909t1352 0813 cns pope medellin mass Pope Francis in Colombia: True freedom is found in courageous discipleship

On Saturday, Pope Francis said that true freedom is found in letting go of the superficial things we cling to for security, embracing instead a...

MORE
Thumbnail pope francis speaks to celam representatives and bishops from latin america in the bogota nunciature on sept 7 2017 credit a lvaro de juana 5 cna Pope Francis lays out his vision for Church's mission in Latin America

The Catholic Church must avoid a sense of superiority and clericalism and instead teach forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice, Pope Francis said...

MORE
Thumbnail 20170823t0832 11145 cns pope audience hope Pope Francis prays for victims of Mexico earthquake

Following Mass during his five-day trip to Colombia, Pope Francis on Friday offered prayers for those affected by a major earthquake in Mexico the...

MORE
Thumbnail 20170906t2038 89 cns pope colombia arrive Pope to Colombian authorities: Eliminate violence by upholding dignity of all

In the first formal speech of his visit to Colombia, Pope Francis on Thursday told government authorities that the key to eliminating conflict is...

MORE
Thumbnail jail prison credit freebirdphotos shutterstock cna Prisoners in Colombia unite in prayer for Pope Francis' visit

Prison inmates from jails around Colombia prepared themselves spiritually for the Pope's visit to their country through prayers, letters, messages,...

MORE
Thumbnail lonely woman credit ekkasit rakrotchit shutterstock cna She wanted to be euthanized – but changed her mind after meeting Pope Francis

Consuelo del Socorro Córdoba is a Colombian woman who had made up her mind to be euthanized because of the serious illnesses caused by an acid...

MORE
Thumbnail pilgrims from colombia in st peters square during the general audience april 20 2016 credit daniel ibanez cna 4 20 16 Simplicity and transparency are key to Pope Francis' Colombia trip

Simplicity and transparency have been key words in the preparations for Pope Francis' visit to Colombia, according to the secretary general of the...

MORE
Thumbnail pope francis speaks to celam representatives and bishops from latin america in the bogota nunciature on sept 7 2017 credit a lvaro de juana 6 cna The significance of Pope Francis' speech to Latin America's bishops

What is likely one of the most important speeches of Pope Francis' visit to Colombia, political processes aside, and one which can offer key...

MORE
Thumbnail 20170909t1825 0837 cns pope colombia clergy The suffering of children wounds the heart, Pope Francis says

In a visit to a children’s home in Colombia, Pope Francis said Saturday that we can never accept the mistreatment or suffering of children, who are...

MORE
Thumbnail 20170910t1445 0903 cns pope cartagena claver Vatican: Pope Francis 'is fine' after hitting face on popemobile

The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis is fine after a mishap on the popemobile in Colombia, when he slipped and hit himself trying to reach a...

MORE
Thumbnail pope francis with  members of the presidency of the bishops conference of venezuela in vatican city june 8 2017 credit losservatore romano cna Venezuelan bishops to meet with Pope Francis in Colombia

Amid a dire political and human-rights crisis in Venezuela, Pope Francis will meet privately with “the bishops of Venezuela present in Colombia”...

MORE
Thumbnail 20170909t1352 0816 cns pope medellin mass Vocations that only seek to 'climb the ladder' are dead, Pope says

On Saturday, Pope Francis told Colombia's priests and religious that vocations come from a variety of different backgrounds and flourish with...

MORE