Pope Francis meets with survivors of Japan’s 2011 “triple disaster” (earthquake - tsunami - nuclear reactor incident).


Pope Francis addresses members of civil society and the diplomatic corps at Kanteai, in Tokyon, Japan


Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Tokyo Dome during hos Apostolic Visit to Japan.


Pope Francis talkes part in a meeting for peace at the Peace Memorial in HIroshima, Japan.


Pope Francis meets with priests and religious at the Shrine of Blessed Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung in Bangkok, Thailand.


Pope Francis celebrates Mass for young people in Bangkok’s Cathedral of the Assumption during his Apostolic Visit to Thailand.


Pope Francis is greeted by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha during a welcoming ceremony at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand.


In Bangkok, Pope Francis meets with government authorities, civic and religious leaders from Thailand.


Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Supachalasai National Stadium in Bangkok during his visit to Thailand.


Pope Francis meets medics and patients at the Saint Louis Hospital in Bangkok during his apostolic visit to Thailand.


Pope Francis begins his visit to Asia in Thailand, coinciding with the 350th anniversary of the first papal mission there.



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



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.