May 312017


This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 16 April 2017 to 31 May 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

General Audiences


Regina Cæli


Papal Tweets

  • “God makes His most beautiful flowers grow among the driest stones.” @Pontifex 18 May 2017
  • “Let us seek to always hold high the “tone” of our life, remembering the goal and glory for which we exist, work, struggle and suffer.” @Pontifex 19 May 2017
  • “Peace must be built on justice, on integral human development, on respect for human rights, on the protection of creation.” @Pontifex 20 May 2017
  • “Mary teaches us to place our hope in God even when all seems without meaning, even when He seems hidden.” @Pontifex 21 May 2017
  • “We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.” @Pontifex 22 May 2017
  • “Dialogue allows us to plan for a future in common. Through dialogue we build peace, taking care of everyone.” @Pontifex 23 May 2017
  • “讓我們與中國天主教徒一同祈禱,將我們託付於聖母瑪利亞,好使我們有足夠的恩寵藉著耐心和愛去克服一切困難。” @Pontifex 24 May 2017
  • “Let us pray with Catholics in China, entrusting ourselves to Mary, for the grace to endure patiently and overcome challenges with love.” @Pontifex 24 May 2017
  • “With the Ascension of Jesus, we participate in the fullness of life with God. Let us carry this in our hearts in our daily lives.” @Pontifex 25 May 2017
  • “The future of our societies requires concrete action in favor of life on the part of everyone and especially institutions.” @Pontifex 26 May 2017
  • “Let us pray for our Coptic brethren in Egypt who were killed because they did not want to renounce the faith.” @Pontifex 27 May 2017
  • “I encourage everyone to engage in constructive forms of communication that reject prejudice towards others and foster hope and trust today.” @Pontifex 28 May 2017
  • “The motherly presence of Mary reminds us that God never tires of lowering himself in mercy over humanity.” @Pontifex 29 May 2017
  • “Christian joy comes from the Holy Spirit, who gives us true freedom and the gift of bringing Jesus to our brothers and sisters.” @Pontifex 30 May 2017
  • “Let us learn from the strong and helpful faith of our Mother Mary in order to become living signs of God’s mercy.” @Pontifex 31 May 2017

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