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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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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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.
"Just as she made herself present to little Juan, [...]
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During the general audience, the Pope explained the origin of the Jubilee that the people of Israel celebrate every 50 years since antiquity.
It was a time when the "debts were annulled, the lands were returned.” This was a form of fighting off poverty and [...]
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From December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016 the Church is celebrating a Jubilee Year of Mercy.
The Pope hopes that, in the Year of Mercy, “all of us may rediscover the joy of God’s tenderness”.
In the Bull of Indiction, Misericordiae Vultus (“The Face of Mercy”), [...]
Video (Rome Reports). During his catechesis, the Pope explained some of the Jubilee of Mercy's most important symbols. One of them is walking through the Holy Door. It symbolizes when Jesus said in the Gospel that He is the door to salvation. Walking through it, [...]
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