Here are collected the homilies he has preached year after year, in Buenos Aires and recently in Rome, on the most sacred night of the Christian calendar While Francis s words and convictions on many topics are now widely known, here we see how he understands the very heart of Christian faith and the ways he has helped those he has served including the elderly, the poor, and those who struggle to make a living and raise children in a busy world understand it and apply it to their own lives This book will be a welcome resource for those who want to understand better the faith that drives Pope Francis, for homilists seeking new inspiration for their preaching, for scholars and others interested in exploring the pre papal preaching of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, for adult Christians as a resource for meditation and prayer, and for any of the ever growing number of admirers and fans of this remarkable moral leader. Free Read Easter Vigil Homilies author Pope Francis For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
Pope Francis Latin Franciscus Italian Francesco Spanish Francisco born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936 is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non European pope since the Syrian Gregory III, who died in 741.Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technologist and nightclub bouncer before beginning seminary studies He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969 and from 1973 to 1979 was Argentina s provincial superior of the Society of Jesus He was accused of handing two priests to the National Reorganization Process during the Dirty War, but the lawsuit was ultimately dismissed He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was created a cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II He led the Argentine Church during the December 2001 riots in Argentina, and the administrations of N stor Kirchner and Cristina Fern ndez de Kirchner considered him a political rival Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, a papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor on 13 March.Throughout his public life, Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, emphasis on God s mercy, concern for the poor, and commitment to interfaith dialogue He is credited with having a humble, less formal approach to the papacy than his predecessors, for instance choosing to reside in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse rather than in the papal apartments of the Apostolic Palace used by his predecessors In addition, due to both his Jesuit and Ignatian aesthetic, he is known for favoring simpler vestments void of ornamentation, including refusing the traditional papal mozzetta cape upon his election, choosing silver instead of gold for his piscatory ring, and keeping the same pectoral cross he had as Cardinal He maintains that the church should beopen and welcoming He does not support unbridled capitalism, Marxism, or Marxist versions of liberation theology Francis maintains the traditional views of the church regarding abortion, euthanasia, contraception, homosexuality, ordination of women, and priestly celibacy He opposes consumerism, irresponsible development, and supports taking action on climate change, a focus of his papacy with the promulgation of Laudato si In international diplomacy, he helped to restore full diplomatic relations between the U.S and Cuba.
- 68 pages
- Easter Vigil Homilies
- Pope Francis
- 01 April 2019 Pope Francis