Video. (Rome Reports). During the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis focused his entire speech on the parable of the Good Samaritan about a man who was robbed and beaten. Two men passed the dying man on the road and did nothing. In contrast, a third [...]
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The Pope is holding some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On April 9, he reminded us that “an essential aspect of mercy is almsgiving”. Below are added some passages from St Josemaria’s writings that may help pray about this subject.
Condensed from Pope Francis’ [...]
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Pope Francis has completed the first full day of his Apostolic visit to the United States, in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. The schedule of the Holy Father’s public engagements for Wednesday included the official welcome ceremony on the south lawn of the White House, [...]
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Video (Rome Reports). In his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis reflected on his one day visit to Sarajevo. The 13 hour visit to the so called 'Jerusalem of the West' was intense and so was his message of peace, hope and inter-religious dialogue.
"In recent history, [...]
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Video (Rome Reports). Speaking in front of a large crowd of pilgrims in St. Peters Square, Pope Francis announced the start of a new cycle of teachings focusing on the problems that families face.
The Pope began by speaking about poverty. He mentioned the poor families [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis began his weekly general audience by discussing the elderly's role in the family and society. He said that he has first-hand experience with the topic.
"When I was in the Philippines, Filipinos, the inhabitants of the Philippines, the Filipino people greeted [...]
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In his 2015 Lenten Message, Pope Francis asks the faithful to take part in the "24 Hours for the Lord" initiative, on 13-14 March, in order to place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center of the Church's mission for the new evangelization.
Pope Francis [...]
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In this year's Lenten message, Pope Francis highlighted the importance of embracing a conversion of the heart. He also warned about the dangers of indifference. As a way to counteract this social ill, he stresses the importance of educating the heart in mercy.
The message was [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis met with the employees of the Vatican at the Paul VI Hall. They greeted him with great enthusiasm, as he blessed them. This boy even got a very special autograph.
The Pope explained that he couldn't celebrate his second Christmas [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). The Pope's three day trip to Turkey was relatively short, but intense. The Pope's call for unity between Catholics and Orthodox was a major theme, as well as the need to engage in dialogue with Islam.
When addressing the rise and [...]
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