ad limina

Baltimore delegation presents Ravens jersey, spiritual bouquet to Pope Francis

A delegation from the Archdiocese of Baltimore presented Pope Francis with a custom-made Ravens jersey signed by Coach John Harbaugh, a Catholic, and quarterback Lamar Jackson during a Dec. 3 audience at the Vatican. They also gave the Holy Father a “spiritual bouquet,” a book produced by the Archdiocese of Baltimore that contains prayers and...
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Bishops on ‘ad limina’ say their unity with pope, each other is clear

As people on pilgrimage often report, what happens along the way can be just as important as what happens at the destination.
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Pope Francis poses in the papal library Dec. 3, 2019

From abuse to ‘nones,’ U.S. bishops share concerns with pope

To have the U.S. bishops making their "ad limina" visits now is "very providential, a sign of God's love for us," Archbishop William Lori said.
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Archbishop Lori: Bishops must focus on poor, not seek personal gain

The example of St. Peter and the teaching of his successor encourage bishops to serve their flocks "willingly and generously," Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore said.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Mass at the Tomb of Saint Peter; 2019 Ad Limina Visit

In these days when we feel buffeted by challenges on every side, in these days when many say that the bottom is dropping out of the Church, our heart should rejoice and our spine should be stiffened as in this place we hear anew the solemn promise of Jesus that the forces of sin and...
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