Episodes

09/22/2019

From Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis leads the faithful in the recitation of the Angelus prayer.

 

09/18/2019

Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square.

09/15/2019

From Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis leads the faithful in the recitation of the Angelus prayer.

09/11/2019

Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square.

09/9/2019

Pope Francis arrives in Mauritius to begin the third leg of his visit to Africa.

09/9/2019

Pope Francis addresses authorities, representatives of the civil society and the diplomatic corps of Mauritius.

09/9/2019

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass at Mary Queen of Peace Monument in Port Louis, Mauritius during the third and final leg of his visit to Africa.

 

09/8/2019

Pope Francis leads prayer for workers from the Mahatazaba Work Yard in Madagascar.

09/8/2019

Pope Francis visits the Akamasoa Association in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The "City of Freindship" was founded by Father Pédro Opeka,

09/8/2019

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass in Soamandrakizay Stadium in Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo.

09/7/2019

Pope Francis meets with the Madagascar's bishops, priests, seminarians and other religious leaders in the Cathedral of Andohalo in Antananarivo.

09/7/2019

Pope Francis meets with 100,000 young people at a prayer vigil in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

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Pope Francis address at his weekly general audience, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the “Our Father”, we now consider the penultimate invocation: “Lead us not into temptation”. Here our dialogue with God enters into the drama of the battle between our freedom and the snares of the evil one. It is not easy to accurately capture the exact meaning of the original Greek, but we can certainly say that God does not seek to put temptations in our way. Both tribulation and temptation, moreover, are mysteriously present even in the life of Jesus, and this experience makes him completely our brother. In the desert and in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus overcomes any temptation to abandon the Father’s will. When we in turn are tempted, we know that we are not alone: for Christ has already taken on himself the weight of our cross, calling us to carry it with him and to entrust ourselves to the Father’s faithful love.

 

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