HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT
I wish you the Lord’s choicest blessings on your 93rd birthday, knowing that millions around the world join me in prayerful best wishes and in gratitude for the years of your pontificate!
I cherish the times that I was privileged to meet you and to exchange a few words, though brief.
And we all cherish the many memories we have of you as cardinal and then, as of April 19, 2005, as Pope Benedict XVI. (photos Vatican media)
A heartfelt hug accompanies these best wishes!
Pope Francis’ morning weekday Masses at the Santa Marta residence will continue to be transmitted live at 7am next week on Vatican media, including vaticannews.va
POPE FRANCIS TO SAY MASS ON DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY AT CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
This year, the 20th anniversary of the canonization of Sister Faustina Kowalska and the institution of Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis will preside at Mass on Sunday, April 19, Divine Mercy Sunday 2020, in the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, the place of particular devotion to Divine Mercy.
Mass will be celebrated in private form and, at the end, the Pope will lead the recitation of the Regina Coeli from the same church.
The Holy Mass and recitation of the Regina Coeli on Sunday 19 April will be broadcast live on television by Vatican Media and streamed on the Vatican News website with comments in Italian, French, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. The images of the event will be distributed by Vatican Media to the media who request them, in order to reach the faithful from all over the world.