18 December 2015 (Save to calendar)
Ostello della Caritas
On Friday, 18 December, the Holy Father carried out the symbolic gesture of opening a Door of Mercy at the “Don Luigi Di Liegro” Hostel, run by Caritas of Rome in Via Marsala, which, for 25 years, has welcomed persons in great difficulty in need of help. This action by the...
15 January 2016 (Save to calendar)
After opening the Holy Door at the Hostel Don Luigi Di Liegro at Termini, Pope Francis continues to bear witness with concrete signs of Mercy. Today, at 4:00p.m., he passed through the door of the retirement home Bruno Buozzi in the popular district of Torrespaccata to meet about 30 seniors...
26 February 2016 (Save to calendar)
Hospitality Center Don Mario Picchi
Pope Francis never ceases to amaze. His trip to Mexico was characterized by a strong and unequivocal denunciation of drug trafficking: “I am concerned about those many persons who, seduced by the empty power of the world, praise illusions and embrace their macabre symbols to commercialize...
24 March 2016 (Save to calendar)
This coming Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will travel to Castelnuovo di Porto to spend time with the young refugees staying at the shelter for those requesting asylum (CARA) It will be a simple but eloquent sign. Part of the visit will the the rite of the washing of the feet, in which the...
16 April 2016 (Save to calendar)
“I come to bring you hope. Refugees ae faces and stories, and not numbers.” These are the words of Pope Francis in his moving visit among the refugees on the Greek island Lesbo. Five hours filled with encounters, glances, embraces. There were many touching moments, above all...
13 May 2016 (Save to calendar)
Arca - community il Chicco
Today, May 13, at 5 p.m., Pope Francis visited the community “Il Chicco” as part of the Jubilee initiative “Fridays of Mercy”. “Il Chicco” is an association that belongs to the family of L’Arche founded by Jean Vanier in 1964. L’Arche is present in more than 30 countries in five...
17 June 2016 (Save to calendar)
Casa S. Gaetano
Pope Francis continued the “Fridays of Mercy” with surprise visits to two communities dedicated to priests. At 16:00 he arrived at the “Mount Tabor” community, where eight priests from different dioceses are in residence, sent there by their respective bishops for various problems. They live...
12 August 2016 (Save to calendar)
Community Giovanni XXIII
August’s Friday of Mercy saw Pope Francis go to a neighborhood in the peripheries of Rome, where he visited a condominium complex that houses a rehabilitation program for young women run by the John XXIII Community founded by Father Benzi. The visit was a true surprise for the 20 young women....
16 September 2016 (Save to calendar)
Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni Addolorata
Pope Francis continued the “Fridays of Mercy” this afternoon. Not many days after the canonization of Mother Teresa, who devoted a great amount of service on behalf of life, Pope Francis visited two facilities that are very significant from this viewpoint. The first was...
14 October 2016 (Save to calendar)
The Holy Father continued his Jubilee practice of the “Fridays of Mercy” this month. This afternoon, Pope Francis went to to the Roman “SOS Village” in the area of Boccea, a family-style house that takes in children, sent by the Social Services and courts, who are in problematic personal, family or...
11 November 2016 (Save to calendar)
With the same secrecy with which he has acted in all of his previous “Fridays of Mercy”, today, as well, Pope Francis arrived for as a surprise for an unexpected visit. At 15:30 he left the Casa Santa Marta to go to Ponte di Nona, a neighborhood in the very outskirts of eastern Rome, where,...