“The President-elect thanked His Holiness for extending blessings and congratulations,” Biden’s Transition Team tweeted on Thursday, adding that he looks forward to working together with the Pope on issues such as “caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.” Pope Francis. Twitter. Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his Angelus address August 30, 2020. Here am I, send me (Is 6:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish to express my gratitude to God for the commitment with which the Church throughout the world carried out the Extraordinary Missionary Month last October. This is why His Holiness Pope Francis will go to Iraq. May God Bless Our Holy Father in Christ. BIOGRAPHY Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was born on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires. His Holiness Pope Francis Biography of the Holy father. The head of the Roman Catholic Church is not new to the TED stage: he gave his first TED Talk in 2017, surprising the audience at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver via video. Fifty years ago our predecessors, Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Michael Ramsey met in this city hallowed by the ministry and blood of the Apostles Peter and Paul. It's a pleasure for me to have a meeting with you. “We cannot achieve holiness on our own,” affirmed Pope Francis. He was appointed Archbishop of Nairobi on October 6, 2007 by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, taking over from Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki who retired in the same month after attaining the retirement age of 75 years. By Massimo Faggioli. Pope Francis has sent his “very warm” greetings to the Filipino nation and continued to cherish his 2015 visit to the Philippines, according to his papal representative to Manila. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Head of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Francis has mourned the passing of the retired Archbishop of Tororo Archdiocese, James Odongo. October 17, 2020. He took over from the Late Archbishop Ndingi Mawana a’Nzeki who retired in October 2007 after attaining the retirement age of 75 years. His Holiness Pope Francis 266th Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. A journey one must take with courage, with hope and with the willingness to receive this grace. December 15, 2020 , 8:50 am , Vatican News; Published courtesy of Vatican News. RAMALLAH, Thursday, December 24, 2020 (WAFA) - President Mahmoud Abbas expressed today his best wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis and all Christians around the world on the occasion of Christmas Day. 9 December 2020 10:45 . HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS. His Holiness Pope Francis, 2013, May God Bless Our Holy Father. Ambassador of Kazakhstan presents credentials to His Holiness Pope Francis . He has also been the only … Shafaq News/ Father Rif’at Bader, Director of The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), provides on the official website of Vatican, a historical and contextual background to Pope Francis' sch 0. We share with our readers his comments regarding his predecessor, Pope … HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS. WhatsApp. Cardinal Njue has served in Nairobi for 13 years. Pope Francis has offered US president-elect Joe Biden his "blessings and congratulations", during a phone call Thursday morning. Message of his Holiness Pope Francis for World Mission Day 2020. of His Holiness Pope Francis and His Grace Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury. He studied and secured a degree as a chemical technician, but then chose the priesthood and entered the seminary of Villa Devoto. His holiness and the President-elect spoke on the phone earlier today, according to the Biden Transition Team. Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President Reports that His Holiness has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump originated with a fake news web site. And hope: the hope of the journey. By Fr. Share. Her Majesty, His Holiness ‘The Crown’ depicts a monarchy that’s not unlike the papacy. The press release does not specify who initiated the call, but only that “President-elect Joe Biden spoke this morning with His Holiness Pope Francis.” Since, however, the pope as a rule does not call to congratulate people for political victories, it must be assumed that the Biden team made the call. December 30, 2020. Dear His Holiness, Pope Francis the First, I, a soul, am a lay daughter of the Catholic Church, who loves you very much. “No, it is a grace. Thursday, 24 December 2015 . Pope Francis probably won't be celebrating next Thursday when he marks his 84th birthday. Father Rif’at Bader, Director of The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), provides historical and contextual background to Pope Francis’ scheduled Apostolic Journey to Iraq in March 2021. Courage, a journey. In a new interview Pope Francis, has spoken about the pandemic, corruption in the Church, and other themes. Pinterest. Advertisement. Share in: VATICAN. His Holiness (Latin: Sanctitas) is the official style used to address the Roman Catholic pope. He also participated in the conclave of March 2013, which elected Pope Francis. How true and timely are the words of the prophet Isaiah which we have just heard: “You have brought abundant joy and great rejoicing” (9:2)! THE WAY OF THE CROSS 2020 Led by His Holiness Pope FRANCIS Good Friday St Peter’s Square, 10 April 2020 Archbishop Odongo, 89, who was the first Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo died on Friday morning at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala. Being good, being saintly, going every day a little ‘a step forward in the Christian life is a grace of God and we have to ask for it. Son of Mario José BERGOGLIO (1908 - 1959) and Regina María (Sívori Gogna) de Bergoglio (1911 - 1981), whose name at birth was Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was born December 17, 1936 in Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Google+. The Pontiff spoke to the President-elect on the phone this past Thursday, November 12, according to a statement from the Biden Transition Team. Later in a Consistory, on 24th November 2007, the Pontiff elevated Most Rev. His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI appointed His Eminence Archbishop John Njue as Archbishop of Nairobi on 6th, October 2007. Vatican Basilica. POPE FRANCIS has become the latest world figure to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the US election. Share; Twitter; Print; Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's ‘The Crown’ (Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo) We can romanticize or spiritualize the papacy as much as we want, but we should also remember it’s a monarchy. I am just one of many billions of people around the world who also care deeply about you and are praying for you and for your eternal salvation. Facebook. The Pope has congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US election. Present at the delivery ceremony near the Pope’s residence in the Vatican City, were Rev. “I very happy that His Holiness Pope Francis sent you to Belarus. His Holiness, Pope Francis, has taken delivery of a new car - and it's as green as passenger vehicles get. His Holiness Pope Francis - 2013 . "President-elect Joe Biden spoke this morning with His Holiness Pope Francis,” a spokesperson confirmed. Tonight “a great light” shines forth (Is 9:1); the light of Jesus’ birth shines all about us. 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