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Pope Francis to Become First Pontiff to Address Both Houses of US Congress

Posted: February 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Pope Francis to Become First Pontiff to Address Both Houses of US Congress

Pope FrancisPope Francis will address a joint session of the US Congress in September, marking the first time the head of the Catholic Church has delivered such a speech, lawmakers say.

The pontiff, who is also expected to meet president Barack Obama, will speak before members of the Senate and House of Representatives on September 24.

“That day, His Holiness will be the first pope in our history to address a joint session of Congress,” US speaker of the house John Boehner told reporters. “We are humbled that the holy father has accepted our invitation and certainly look forward to receiving his message on behalf of the American people.”

Pope Francis confirmed late last year that he would visit the United States in September to take part in a Catholic Church congress in Philadelphia.

During his visit, he will also address the United Nations in New York :: Read the full article »»»»


Internet is a “Gift from God” According to the Pope

Posted: January 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Internet is a “Gift from God” According to the Pope

The Popes Official Twitter PicPope Francis says the internet is “a gift from God” and called on Catholics to “boldly become citizens of the digital world”.

“The internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God,” the Argentinian born pontiff said in his first World Communication Day message, given annually by the pope. :Let us boldly become citizens of the digital world. Let our communication be a balm which relieves pain and a fine wine which gladdens hearts.”

The 77-year-old pontiff is a keen Twitter user whose account has attracted more than 10 million followers, check: twitter.com/Pontifex

But he also makes a point of privileging human relationships and physical touch, often walking among the crowds who flock to see him in St Peter’s Square and embracing the ill or disabled :: Read the full article »»»»