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Francis and Benedict: Continuity or Rupture?

By Mariano Fazio, new Vicar General of Opus Dei, author of "El Papa Francisco. Claves de su pensamiento" Many months have passed since the election of Francis as the successor of Benedict XVI. The change in style is very evident, very similar to the change in [...]
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Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

Video. (Rome Reports). It was a symbolic morning at the Vatican which was led by three Popes: Pope Francis declared Paul VI blessed, accompanied by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Benedict XVI, although frail, followed the ceremony attentively. In front of thousands of people, the Pope [...]
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A place of sanctification

On March 28, in the Hall of Blessings at the Vatican, Pope Francis received 600 participants in the annual course of the internal forum organised by the Apostolic Penitentiary. For the past 25 years this dicastery has offered this course to deacons and newly ordained [...]
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The meaning of Christmas tree

The Christmas tree is a Christian tradition that exemplifies the birth of Jesus as the light that fills the world.
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Pope Francis brings 'Year of Faith' to a close

Pope Francis closed the Year of Faith talking about the forgiveness at the Mass celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica. He also venerated the relics of St. Peter which were found during the excavations which took place in the years following the death in 1939 of [...]
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Address of Benedict XVI to the participants of the International Congress "UNIV 2006"

Paul VI Audience Hall Monday, 10 April 2006 Dear Friends, I offer a cordial welcome to all of you who, continuing a tradition that has now existed for several years, have come to Rome to live Holy Week and take part in the international UNIV meeting. You belong, [...]
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Address of Benedict XVI to the directors and members of "Confartigianato" an association of italian artisans

31 March 2007 Dear friends, continue with tenacity and perseverance to preserve and put to good use the productive craft culture that can give life to important opportunities for balanced financial progress and encounters between men and peoples. Furthermore, may you as Christians be committed to living [...]
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General Audience 4 april 2007

I am pleased to welcome the many university students gathered in Rome for "UNIV" 2007. May these days of reflection, friendship and prayer inspire in you a deeper love for Our Lord and his Church! To all the English-speaking visitors present at today's Audience, especially [...]
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General Audience 19 March 2008

Dear Friends, I offer a cordial welcome to all of you who have come to Rome from various countries and universities to celebrate Holy Week together, and to take part in the International UNIV Congress. In this way, you will be able to benefit from moments [...]
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General Audience, 31 March 2010

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am pleased to welcome all the English-speaking visitors present at today's Audience, especially those from England, Japan, Canada and the United States. I also greet the various student groups present, including those taking part in the annual "Univ Congress". Upon all [...]
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