Argentine prisoner makes Pope Francis’ Communion Wafers

According to reports, since mid-July Pope Francis has been using Communion wafers made by an Argentine prisoner in the daily Mass he celebrates at the Vatican’s Santa Marta residence. The hosts are made by Gabriela Caballero, a 38-year-old woman who is serving a seven-year jail term in the San Martin Penitentiary outside Buenos Aires. Caballero…

Write to the Pope and he may call you back

Down-to-earth Pope Francis has charmed the masses with his informal style, simplicity and sense of humour. But be prepared if you write him a personal note as he may just call you back. A handful of strangers have received papal phone calls out of the clue after writing to him or suffering some personal tragedy….

Pope asks youth to change world at Brazil mass

Hundreds of thousand of people crowded Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro today to hear the Pope’s final mass of his visit to Brazil. Rio’s famed Copacabana beach, usually known for its scantily-clan sen seekers and revelry, took on a more serious role as Pope Francis concluded the youth festival by urging young people to…

Rio prepares for World Youth Day

Hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics have gathered at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for the opening of the World Youth Day Festival. The highlight of the festival will be the visit by Pope Francis on Thursday. The Pope arrived on Monday for his first trip abroad since becoming the head of the…

Pope refuses to use bullet-proof vehicles during Brazil trip

The Vatican has said that Pope Francis will not use bullet-proof popemobiles on his visit to Brazil next week as he wishes to have more direct contact with the crowds, despite the security risks involved. The Argentine Pope arrives in Brazil on Monday for his first trip outside of Italy as the Pope. He will…

Argentina meets Italy in exhibition football match dedicated to Pope Francis

Also in soccer news: Lionel Messi’s Argentina will face Mario Balotelli’s Italy next month in an exhibition game dedicated to Pope Francis. The Italian federation announced the match would be held on 14th August at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. The federation added that both squads would have audiences with the pope at the Vatican. Pope Francis,…

Pope Francis and the drink of Peace: Yerba Mate

In the midst of political, religious, national, economic or personal problems, there is one thing that unites all Argentines: Mate. Mate (pronounced máh-teh) despite what many people may say, is NOT in fact a herbal green tea although it is similar to one. Mate is a tea-like drink made from a green-colored jerboa (herb) that…

Harley Davidson presents Pope Francis with two motorbikes

Vatican City – The Harley Davidson company decided to do something different to mark the brand’s 110th anniversary – it has given Pope Francis two of its classic motorcycles. On Sunday, hundreds of bikes will be allowed to park along the road leading to St. Peter’s Square while the pontiff recites prayers. It is expected that…

Pope Francis was elected after supernatural ‘signs’ in the Conclave

The Telegraph reports that one of the leading Cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church has claimed that the surprise election of the Pope Francis came about because of a series of supernatural “signs”. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the Archbishop of Vienna said he had personally had two “strong signs” that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was “the…

Popemania in Buenos Aires

Originally posted on Home Hotel Buenos Aires:
From May 11, the City of Buenos Aires will offer a guided tours around the life and pastoral activity of His Holiness Pope Francis. We believe that those who make this journey they will find not only a story of life, but also teachings and values ​​that are…