And if this is a first, how significant is it?
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A Mass started at 7am, so Francis decided to stay for it.
63% of adult Catholics attended Mass at least once a month in 1979, but by 2014 this had declined to 46%.
Is this in the ‘spirit of Francis’?
The first proposal for a joint date was put forward by the Metropolitan of Pergamum Zizioulas, representative of the Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, who spoke at the Vatican last June.
At the Votive Mass of the BVM on Saturday, the recessional hymn will be the official song of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom”:
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I keep thinking about the implications of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Laudato Si for liturgical life. Today, I ponder some concrete elements of how we assemble for worship. First, there is the uncomfortable truth that churches are big consumers of energy, and quite a bit of that consumption happens on Sunday morning. Let’s take the parish […]
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us!
It’s a replica of a wooden staff made for Francis by prisoners at an Italian detention facility.