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Urbi et Orbi: Prayers for massacred students in Kenya

Video. (Rome Reports). Despite the rain, thousands of people packed St. Peter's Square to attend Easter Mass and to hear the traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing the Pope gives from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. In his message, he prayed for peace in [...]
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Pope gives tribute to Christian martyrs, during Palm Sunday Mass

Video. (Rome Reports). It's one of the most solemn Masses of the year. Wearing red and carrying a woven palm, Pope Francis started off Palm Sunday by leading a procession through St. Peter's Square. On the day that gives way to Holy Week, Pope [...]
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Pope on Synod of the Family: We need prayers, not gossip

Video. (Rome Reports). It was a gray and rainy morning in Rome, but that didn't stop the Pope from leading the general audience out in the open in St. Peter's Square. After making his way along the popemobile, he started off by cracking a few [...]
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Pope Francis shares the three keys to knowing Jesus

Video. (Rome Reports). During his weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Francis shared three essential tools for those who are far from God but want to get to know Him. "To all these people, we can offer three things: the Gospel, the Crucifix and the witness of [...]
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Pope Francis explains what adults can learn from children

Video. (Rome Reports). Every Wednesday, hundreds of parents take their children to St. Peter's Square to receive a blessing from the Pope. Many of them have fun, but others not so much. And it seems that the Pope knows this well. "Some, when I try [...]
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Pope Francis convenes a Jubilee of Mercy

Video. (Rome Reports). On the two-year anniversary of his election, Pope Francis announced a surprise Holy Year of Mercy. The "extraordinary” Jubilee will begin with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica on December 8, and it will end on November 20, [...]
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Pope Francis on the attack in Pakistan: I implore the Lord to end this persecution

Video. (Rome Reports) With a pained expression, Pope Francis once again condemned an attack against Christians. On Sunday, simultaneous explosions rocked two churches in northeastern Pakistan. Estimates indicate that at least 15 died and 75 were wounded in the attack."With pain, with much pain, I [...]
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Pope Francis: Grandparents provide important lessons for young people

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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Pope Francis: “A world where women are marginalized is a sterile world”

Video. (Rome Repors). Pope Francis said that International Women's Day was an opportunity "to repeat the importance of women, and the necessity of their presence in life.” The remarks came during his weekly Angelus prayer at St. Peter's Square. "A world where women are marginalized [...]
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Pope: Ignoring the elderly is not only ugly... it is also a sin

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis started of his weekly general audience on the popemobile, blessing crowds and making his way along St. Peter's Square, surrounded by cameras. In his catechesis he reflected on the need to respect and care for the elderly. Despite their physical [...]
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