Boy asks the Pope: Is my Dad in Heaven?
Before celebrating a Mass at St. Paul of the Cross, one of the parishes in suburban Rome, Pope Francis answered questions from some
of the young parishioners.
Emanuele approached the microphone, but then froze.
"I can't do it," he kept saying.
Pope Francis then told him:
"Come and whisper it in my ear."
The little boy asked the Pope whether his Dad, who had died a few weeks earlier, was in heaven. He had not been a believer, but he
had had all his children baptised. Even so, would God allow him into heaven?
Click on the link below to hear what the Pope said to the little boy.
The Pope Tweets @ Pontifex
Let yourself be transformed and renewed by the Holy Spirit, in order to bring Christ into every environment and to give witness to
the joy and youthfulness of the Gospel!
Pope Francis's Prayer Intention for May 2019
Pope Francis has gone to Africa several times since his first visit in November 2015. The Majority World, the
global south, has been a focus of his apostolic journeys. But he does not go to proselytise, to convert. On his most recent visit to the predominantly Muslim country of Morocco, he asked Catholics to
avoid trying to convert people, saying this "always leads to an impasse".
"The issue of migration will never be resolved by raising barriers," he said in a speech. Once again, he is hoping
and praying that the Church may be that “seed of unity” rather than a proselytising competitor among religions vying for the allegiance of people.
This month we are invited to join in
Pope Francis's prayer intention
'...That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among
her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.'
Click below for letters from Pope Francis, Cardinal Nichols & Bishop Philip on the Child abuse scandal.