Home Abortion Aids & Hiv Euthanasia Homosexuality Lebanon Natural Family Planning Contact Me   
Daily News  
Photo Album
Arabic Church News
Arabic Church Titles
Arabic Encyclopedia
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Church History
Code of Eastern Canon Law
Code of Western Canon Law
Council for Justice and Peace
Papal Documents
Papal Encyclicals
Paths of the Spirit
Pontifical Academy for Life
The 21 Ecumenical Councils
The Catholic Encyclopedia
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Fathers of the Church
The Holy Father
The II Vatican Council
The List of Popes
The Mysteries of the Rosary
Way of the Cross
Question and Answer
- Faith FAQs
Your name:
Your email:
   Subscribe Unsubscribe
Latest Posts
- LITURGY Q & A: Blessed Sacrament Chapels Inside a Church
- Choice of Readings for Christmas And More on Marian Solemnities
- Only the Magnificat at Vespers
- Televised Masses
- Liturgy Q & A: Orientation of the Cross at Mass
-  Voice of Charity Taratil
- Charity TV Live
- Radio Maria
- Voice of Charity Live - Lebanon
Slide Shows & Movies
- Psalm 23
- Be United Against...
- You Are Mine
- Abortion
- Mother Teresa
- Promise
  January 2020  
Number Of Visitors:
Pope Departs for Mozambique, Madagascar, & Mauritius, Marking 4th Apostolic Visit in Africa

September 04, 2019. Francis Visited Santa Maria Maggiore Ahead of His 1st Trip to the 3 ‘M’s’ of the Peripheries

Pope Francis has departed from Rome and is headed toward Mozambique.

This morning, at 8:04 a.m., the Alitalia papal flight, carrying the Pope, his entourage and journalists, took off from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, en route for the African nation’s capital of Maputo.

At 7 a.m., before going to the airport, the Holy Father, in his residence Casa Santa Marta, met 12 migrants, assisted by the Astalli Center and by the Community of Sant’Egidio, from Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius. The group was accompanied by Apostolic Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski.

The Holy Father’s Sept. 4-10 visit to the ‘three ‘M’s’ of Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius, marks the Pope’s fourth visit to Africa, his second to Sub-Saharan Africa, and represent the Holy Father’s attention to the peripheries and the poor. It also marks his 31st Apostolic Trip.

Each of these nations had been visited by St. Pope John Paul II during his pontificate.

Yesterday, as is customary, Francis went to Rome’s Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to entrust the trip to Our Lady’s help and protection.

Pope Prays at Santa Maria Maggiore Before Departing for Mozambique

After the Pope’s nearly 11-hour flight, the Pope will be arriving in the country’s capital of Maputo after 6:30 p.m. local time and will go direct to the residence of the apostolic nuncio where he will be staying during his time in the country. Tomorrow will mark his first full day.