On December 21st, the Holy Father Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate decrees concerning 8 causes of canonization. Among these was a decree declaring the heroic virtues of Isidoro Zorzano (1902 – 1943), an engineer who joined Opus Dei [...]
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At 9:20 p.m. (Rome time) on December 12th, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bishop Javier Echevarria, the prelate of Opus Dei, passed away. He was 84. He was the second successor of St. Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei’s founder.
The auxiliary vicar of Opus Dei, [...]
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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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Video. (Rome Reports). During the Angelus, Pope Francis painfully recalled the attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka, in which over 150 people lost their lives at the hands of terrorists.
"I clinch my closeness to the relatives of the victims and the wounded in the [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). During the Mass of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis explained the meaning behind the Christian expression of "breaking bread.”:
"Jesus was broken; he is broken for us. And he asks us to give ourselves, to break ourselves, as it were, for others. This "breaking [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports).
The same day the Church celebrates the 50th World Day for Social Communications, the Pope recalled the responsibility and the importance of the media in the world today.
"They can build bridges between individuals and within families, social groups and peoples. This is [...]
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Video (Rome Reports). Thousands of people have come to St. Peter's to hear Pope Francis's Easter speech.
As is customary every year, the Pope directed a speech addressing the realities of today's world issues.
"The Lord Jesus, our peace, by his resurrection triumphed over [...]
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Video (Rome Reports). During the Angelus, the Pope recalled the murder of 4 Missionaries of Charity nuns in Yemen. He especially regretted that the crime did not get any media coverage.
"These are the martyrs of today! They are not on the front page of [...]
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During the Angelus, the Pope welcomed the ceasefire in Syria, and said he expected it to allow the arrival of humanitarian aid to the country and open the path of dialogue between the warring parties.
He knows that the solution in Syria will alleviate the situation [...]
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Video (Rome Reports). During the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis asked the world to stop death penalty sentences, at least during this Year of Mercy.
Pope Francis said that societies should look for more mature forms of respect and dignity and recalled that even criminals have [...]
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