A GLIMPSE INTO THREE DAYS AT THE VATICAN

A GLIMPSE INTO THREE DAYS AT THE VATICAN

Friday of Mercy: Pope blesses ‘Palace’ for the Poor
Pope Francis inaugurates the new Night and Day Care Center for homeless people near St. Peter’s Square, as part of his Friday of Mercy initiative. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-11/pope-francis-friday-mercy-palazzo-migliori-homeless.html

Saturday: Pope to Dicastery for Laity, Family, Life: make the heart of the Church your own
Addressing participants in the first plenary assembly of the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life on Saturday, Pope Francis urged them to cultivate two basic attitudes: feeling with the heart of Mother Church and having a brotherly gaze. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-11/pope-francis-dicastery-family-laity-life-plenary.html

Sunday: Pope to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital: ‘Blessed are the hands that heal’
Pope Francis urges staff of the Bambino Gesu Hospital not to spare themselves as they heal sick children and to redouble their efforts to find cures for rare diseases. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-11/pope-francis-bambino-gesu-hospital-150-anniversary.html

Sunday: Pope at Mass on World Day of the Poor: ‘the poor lead us straight to God’
Pope Francis marks the 3rd World Day of the Poor celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for poor people in Rome and beyond. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-11/pope-francis-mass-world-day-poor-homily.html

Sunday: Pope at Angelus: ‘Be peacemakers, witnesses of hope’
Pope Francis invites the faithful to live their lives responding to hatred with love, to offence with forgiveness, and to always be attentive and loving towards the poor. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-11/pope-francis-angelus-gospel-world-day-poor.html

Sunday: Pope Francis’ lunch with the poor
Pope Francis joins some 1.500 poor people and volunteers for lunch marking the 3rd World Day of the Poor. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-11/pope-francis-lunch-vatican-world-day-poor.html