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Pope Francis at the general audience: To ignore the poor is to despise God

Video. (Rome Reports).Like every Wednesday morning, before giving his catechesis, the Pope rode in the Popemobile between an enthusiastic crowd to greet the pilgrims. He explained another of the great parables of the Gospel; that of the rich man and Lazarus. POPE FRANCIS "It represents two ways of [...]
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Mercy and almsgiving

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’ [...]
Tags: Charity, Generosity, Jesus Christ, Poverty, Service, mercy
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Pope Francis at the Basilica of Guadalupe: The tears of those who suffer are not in vain

Video (Rome Reports). In his homily, the Pope reviewed the history of St. Juan Diego and the Virgin of Guadalupe. The Mother of God chose a humble Indian to send her message to the Mexican land. POPE FRANCIS "Just as she made herself present to little Juan, [...]
Tags: Humility, Church, Poverty, Our Lady, God, Mexico, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis: Helping the poor is not just about politics and social assistance

Video (Rome Reports). During the Sunday Angelus prayer, Pope Francis delve into one of the key themes of his pontificate: caring for the poor. He said that one must try to accomplish what Jesus preaches in the Gospel while helping the needy. POPE FRANCIS "Jesus directs his [...]
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Pope Francis at the general audience: We should kneel before poor families

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 [...]
Tags: Charity, Generosity, Poverty, family, Pope Francis
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Pope reflects on his trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, during general audience

Video. (Rome Reports). In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the highlights of his recent trip to Asia. Echoing themes he talked about in Sri Lanka and the Philippines, the Pope emphasized the important role families play in society. He added that he [...]
Tags: Poverty, family, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pope Francis
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Pope to Vatican workers: Be wise and know when to hold your tongue

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 [...]
Tags: Charity, Poverty, Work, Pope Francis
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We read in St Luke’s Gospel (9:59-61): “To another he said, ‘Follow me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, let me first go and bury my father.’ But he said to him, ‘Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim [...]
Tags: Justice, Poverty, Holiness
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Pope launches appeal to end global hunger

In an unprecedented video message, Pope Francis has appealed to people throughout the world to support a new campaign by Caritas Internationalis to wipe out global hunger. The campaign is set to begin on Tuesday, 10 December, with a “wave of prayer to end hunger” which [...]
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Pope Francis prays to the Immaculate Conception on behalf of the sick and poor

(Rome Reports) Musical hymns and throngs of people welcomed Pope Francis to his first papal visit to pay homage to the Immaculate Conception in Rome's Spanish Steps. Almost immediately the personable Pope began greeting people. As he walked, an elderly woman threw Pope Francis a white [...]
Tags: Poverty, Our Lady, Rome, sick, Pope Francis