The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also cross-post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.
This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 10 December 2021 to 12 January 2022.
- 7 January 2022 – To a Delegation of French Catholic entrepreneurs
- 8 January 2022 – To Members of the Saints Peter and Paul Association
- 10 January 2022 – To the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See
- “The Lord works wonders with those who are lowly, with those who do not believe that they are great but who give ample space to God in their life. He extends His mercy to those who trust in Him, and raises up the humble.” @Pontifex, 8 January 2022
- “Today’s Gospel shows us the #BaptismOfJesus. He who is the Son of God, the Messiah goes to the Jordan River to be baptized. He lines up with the sinners, He shares our plight, He goes down into the river and at the same time into the wounded history of humanity to heal it.” @Pontifex, 9 January 2022
- “When we pray, the Father says to us, as he does to Jesus in the #GospelOfTheDay: “You are my beloved child” (Lk 3:22). Being God’s children began on the day of our Baptism, which immersed us in Christ and we became beloved children of the Father. #BaptismOfJesus” @Pontifex, 9 January 2022
- “We belong to Christ, we are joined to him through Baptism; His presence is in us, His light is in us, His life is in us. Let us therefore walk joyfully in hope sustained by his Word: it is the Word of life. #BaptismOfTheLord” @Pontifex, 9 January 2022
- “#LetUsPray for the victims of the protests that have broken out in recent days in Kazakhstan and for their families. I hope that social harmony will be restored as soon as possible through the search for dialogue, justice and the common good.” @Pontifex, 9 January 2022
- “The prophet Jeremiah tells us that God has “plans for our welfare and not for evil, to give us a future and a hope” (29:11). We should be unafraid, then, to make room for peace in our lives by cultivating dialogue and fraternity among one another.” @Pontifex, 10 January 2022
- “The issue of migration, together with the pandemic and climate change, has clearly demonstrated that we cannot be saved alone and by ourselves: the great challenges of our time are all global. Speech” @Pontifex, 10 January 2022
- “Sometimes, looking at our lives, we see only the things we lack and forget the talents we possess. Yet God gave them to us because He trusts us and asks us to make the most of the present moment, not yearning for the past, but waiting industriously for His return.” @Pontifex, 11 January 2022
- “At times due to the pandemic, many people experience the ordeal of not having a job that allows them to live tranquilly. Often they become so desperate that it drives them to the point of losing all hope and the desire to live. Let us #PrayTogether for them.” @Pontifex, 12 January 2022