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Pope Francis: The Eucharist is not a symbol, it is Jesus giving himself entirely

Video (Rome Reports). Even as rain fell from the sky, thousands of pilgrims joined Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus. He spoke about the importance of attending Mass. "Sometimes, about Mass, we hear this objection: ' What is the purpose of [...]
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Pope's General Audience: Celebration, work and prayer are all needed for a balanced life

Video (Rome Reports). On Wednesday Pope Francis, began series of catechesis, based on three facets of a balanced life: celebration, work and prayer. The Pope emphasized why all three are important for a healthy family life. He also explained that despite the social obsession of [...]
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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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The Pope signs up online as the first pilgrim for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow

Vídeo (Rome Reports). "Done. I've signed up for World Youth Day as a pilgrim using this electronic device.” By this gesture, the Pope became the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016. The Sunday heat didn't stop the thousands [...]
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Pope to Mayors: We Cannot Separate Care for the Environment from Care for People

Video (Rome Reports). Pope Francis participated in a global meeting of mayors about climate change and human trafficking. His encyclical, "Laudato Si,” was a major inspiration for the mayors who attended the conference. He explained to them that before all else, his encyclical is a social [...]
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Pope's prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe during Angelus

Video (Rome Reports). This Sunday Angelus marked the Pope's first public appearance after his trip to Latin America. Umbrellas covered St. Peter's Square, as pilgrims tried to get some shade, from Rome's intense summer heat. "I see that you're all very brave, coming out here [...]
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Review of Pope's trip to Latin America

Video (Rome Reports). It was a historic eight day trip, in three Latin American countries. It included long plane rides, Masses and a long list of speeches. Along with that, it included plenty of moving moments along the way. In Ecuador, the Pope visited a [...]
Tags: Education, Faith, Church, development, Dignity, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Pope Francis
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My Life Opened to the Beauty of Life Itself

Gina Garcia from Muntinlupa, Philippines danced ballet professionally for years and is now a home-maker, a part-time ballet teacher, and also teaches Parenting Education courses as a volunteer. On raising kids, Gina says, "The greatest challenge is in reminding ourselves that these are the children [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Family and work, Faith, Divine sonship, Formation, Children, Freedom, Marriage, Character, trust, family, happiness, Women, Philippines, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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Please, Thank you, and I’m Sorry – Three Keywords for Married Couples

“Please,” “Thank you,” “I’m sorry.” Pope Francis teaches that although these words are easier to say than to mean, they are absolutely necessary. They are part of good manners, meaning respect and the desire for the good of the other, not hypocrisy or pretence. “If a [...]
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Pope Francis: Environmental Encyclical “is Aimed at Everyone”

Video (Rome Reports). Pope Francis said after the Angelus prayer that his encyclical, which will be released on Thursday June 18th, is meant for everyone and that the world must treat the environment more responsibly. "To accompany this encyclical, I invite renewed attention to environmental [...]
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