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Pope Francis: If the Jubilee doesn’t touch your pocket it isn’t a true Jubilee

The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “Penance can be expressed in many and various ways but above all in fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. These and many other forms of penance can be practiced in the daily life of a Christian, [...]
Tags: Solidarity, Penance, Ivory Coast, Africa

Pope Francis challenges young people: Think about what you want to do with your life

Video (Rome Reports). It may have been the most sparsely attended general audience of the year, but Pope Francis' message didn't lose its momentum. He recalled his recent trip to Africa and admitted that visiting the Central African Republic was his top objective. Praising the example of [...]
Tags: Generosity, Church, Youth, Pope, life, Africa

Pope to Central African Republic youths: Love your enemies and you will be victorious

Following Mass at the Cathedral of Bangui, Pope Francis presided over a vigil prayer with youths from the Central African Republic. One of them explained to the Pope their principal difficulties: access to education, unemployment, violence, and the failure to attain peace. He told him [...]
Tags: Peace, Africa

Pope asks for prayers for his trip to Africa, the most delicate one he's taken

Thousands of pilgrims attended Pope Francis' Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square, with some carrying posters calling for peace in the world. The Pope asked everyone to pray for his journey to Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic this Wednesday. And they did it [...]
Tags: Cross, Peace, Africa

Pope Francis Celebrated Mass on All Saints Day in Rome's Biggest Municipal Cemetery

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on All Saints Day in Rome's biggest municipal cemetery, Campo Verano. The cemetery is located in a part of Rome that tourists don't often visit, so attendees mostly came from different Roman neighborhoods. In his homily, Pope Francis reflected on the Beatitudes [...]
Tags: Gospel, Forgiveness, Pope Francis, Africa , saint

The Story of Strathmore University

Video. Strathmore College in Kenya was started in 1961, right around the time that Kenya was becoming independent. St. Josemaria encouraged those who were starting the university to resist racial tensions, and insisted that they start an inter-racial school. As he liked to put it, [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Education, Formation, University, school, development, enterprise, equality, lay, lay mentality, Video-clip, Kenya, Josemaria Escriva, first members, Video, Character, Christians in the middle of the world, Africa

Harambee launches video contest to show what's right with Africa

Overcoming stereotypes. Showing a dynamic and rarely publicized side of Africa. This is the goal of the Harambee video contest for professionals and students which was launched the past February, 19th at the Pontificial University of the Holy Cross. "Africa is more than wars, Boko Haram, [...]
Tags: Education, development, Communication, Harambee, Africa

"An African Smile" - Alvaro del Portillo in Nigeria

Video. Less than a month remains for the beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria. We offer a trailer of the video: "An African smile". In this video Nigerians talk about what Don Alvaro means to them. He visited Nigeria [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Beatification, Nigeria, Africa