Pope Francis celebrates Mass on World Day for Vocations and ordains 19 new priests from Italy, Japan, Peru and Haiti.
Pope Francis weekly general audience from Saint Peter's Square.
Pope Francis meets with priests, their families, and religious from the Cathedral in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to the Republic of North Macedonia
Holy Mass from Macedonia Square in Skopje
Pope Francis visits the Presidential Palace in North Macedonia.
From the Pastoral Center in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
Pope Francis takes part in an ecumenical and inter-religious meeting with young people.
Pope Francis visits the birthplace of Saint Mother Teresa in Skopje, North Macedonia.
From Church of Saint Michael Archangel in Rakovsky, Bulgaria, Pope Francis leads prayers for peace with the Catholic community.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Rakovski,Bulgaria,
Mass presided over by Pope Francis presdies at Mass in Knyaz Alexandar I Square in Sofia, Bulgaria.
From Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevsky in Sofia, Bulgaria, Pope Francis prays at The Throne of Saints Cyril and Methodius and leads the recitation of the Regina Coeli prayer.
Welcome cermony for Pope Francis at presidential palace in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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.