We spent 5 glorious but busy days in Rome. I celebrated Mass at the alter an tomb of St. Pope John Paul ll. Then two peaceful days in beautiful Assisi. Yesterday was a full day of travel, bus trip back to Rome, fly to Lisbon, bus trip to hotel near Fatima. Today we go to Fatima to visit apparition sites, and homes of 3 children. Think of you and pray for you all every day! With Love and Prayers, Fr. LeRoy
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The Pope

From Peter to Francis

In the Acts of the Apostles, we come to know Peter as the head of the early church. When Simon is renamed "Rock" (Peter) and given the “keys to the kingdom”, Christ is establishing the office of leadership over the Church.

Peter's successors provide a bridge from the early days of Christianity to today, giving us a continuous chain of earthly leadership until Christ comes again. (Did you know that "pope" means "bridge"?!)

The pope is also known as the Vicar of Christ, the head of the Catholic Church, the Bishop of Rome, and Shepherd of the Church.

 

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Pope Francis Photos

Pope Francis' Biography

The Pope App

Upon this Rock

(by Stephen Ray) is available at the public library and provides an in-depth review of the papacy in the early church.

 

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