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Pope Francis at General Audience: What is our hope as Christians?

Video. (Rome Reports).A medieval army with flags, drums and trumpets welcomed Pope Francis as he began the General Audience. "Thank you!" During his catechesis, the Pope explained what Christian hope is. He said that the Church waits for Christ's return as a wife waits for her [...]
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A joyful, crowded 21st century pilgrimage

By Carolyn Moynihan www.mercatornet.com. Recently the Pew Research Centre reported that nearly three-quarters of the American public sees the influence of religion waning. The headline, which I saw on my phone a couple of weeks later, made me smile because I was on my way home [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Faith, Church, Beatification
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Pope Francis at General Audience: We must heal divisions among Christians

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis called upon Christians to promote unity with those who follow other religious traditions at today's General Audience. He assured that, although throughout history the Church has rejected those with different beliefs and has caused many divisions, we can heal [...]
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Pope Francis: May this Synod “heal bleeding wounds and rekindle hope

Video. (Rome Reports). On the day before the opening of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Pope Francis attended a prayer vigil organized by the Italian Bishops Conference. Thousands of families gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray for the work of the Synod [...]
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Photo gallery – Beatification of Don Alvaro del Portillo, 2014

September 27, 2014. Here are a few photos of the different events around the beatification of Don Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of Saint Josemaría.
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Audience with Pope Francis

About 15,000 people out of those who came to Rome to celebrate the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo attended of the papal audience with Pope Francis this morning. The beatification took place in Madrid on 27 September. By attending the audience, these faithful wanted to [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Alvaro del Portillo, Church, family, Beatification
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Pope Francis speaks on the gifts of the Spirit at general audience

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis explained what charisms are at today's general audience. He said they are graces that God grants to Christians so they can pass along to others. The Pope added that the diversity of charisms within the Church shouldn't "become a source [...]
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He knew how to serve people in different circumstances

Video. In this interview with EWTN, Bishop Javier Echevarria, the Prelate of Opus Dei, reflects on the life of Alvaro del Portillo, who was beatified in Madrid on Sept. 27.
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Contemplating Don Alvaro's holy life, we discover our Lord’s guiding hand

“This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you”: “ut diligátis ínvicem, sicut diléxi vos” (Jn 15:12). Dear brothers and sisters, these words of the Gospel echo today in my heart with new joy at the thought that the mass of people gathered [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Javier Echevarria, family, Beatification, Homily
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Pope Francis: Blessed Alvaro loved and served the Church with a heart devoid of any worldly interest

Madrid, 27 September: The beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria as head of Opus Dei, took place this morning before a massive crowd, in a ceremony presided over by the delegate of Pope Francis, Cardinal Angelo Amato, who was [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Humility, Church, Sacraments, Holiness, Beatification