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Pope Francis names Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz prelate of Opus Dei

Yesterday evening, Pope Francis has named Msgr Fernando Ocáriz Braña prelate of Opus Dei. The Holy Father confirmed the election of the third elective congress of the prelature in the same day. With this appointment, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, who until now has been Auxiliary Vicar of [...]
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Message of Pope Francis for Lent 2016

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2016 “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee 1. Mary, the image of a Church which evangelizes because she is evangelized In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee [...]
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Let Us Pray for the Upcoming Synod

The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will begin on October 4th, 2015, on the topic "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world." In his Wednesday audience of March 25th earlier this year, Pope Francis [...]
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Pope Francis: The best way to win a war is to not fight one

Video (Rome Reports). Pope Francis recalled the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He explained that these acts still cause horror and devastation today, and that they should continue to serve as a warning to the world. "It has become a symbol [...]
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Parents, Educate Your Children for Love

In the context of the Marian year for the family being observed in Opus Dei, the Prelate reflects on parents' central role in guiding their children along the paths of love. Download pdf and other formats. My dear children: may Jesus watch over my daughters and sons [...]
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Pope Francis pays tribute to mothers

Video. (Rome Reports). Despite high temperatures, thousands of pilgrims stood in the sun to pray the Regina Coeli with Pope Francis. The Pope discussed the Last Supper and the love that Jesus Christ has taught Christians. "A love that also manifests itself when there are [...]
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"Read the Pope's encouraging words on the family"

Opus Dei is celebrating a Marian year for the family. On convoking it, you asked the members of the Work to pray to our Lady for families, thus uniting themselves to the intentions of Pope Francis. What is the present situation of the family, what [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Our Lady, family, Pope Francis
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Recognition of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero

The Holy Father Francis has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saint to promulgate a decree of martyrdom for the Servant of God Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez. Archbishop Romero (El Salvador: 1917-1980) was assassinated out of hatred for the faith on March 24, [...]
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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: Stop the war, enough is enough!

Video. (Rome Reports) As the conflict continues in Iraq, Ukraine and the Gaza strip, the Pope made an urgent appeal for peace during the Sunday Angelus, calling for leaders to stop the violence and work towards peace. "Today, my thoughts turn to three areas in [...]
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