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Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis at Wednesday's General Audience to Lent. He defined it as a time of conversion."Lent is a strong point. It's a turning point that can favor within all of us a change, a conversion. We all need to improve, to change, [...]
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Despite the rain, thousands of pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square to listen to the Pope's Angelus message on Sunday morning.
He talked about the Gospel reading of the day, and asked Christians not to be too concerned about material wealth because "there are no pockets [...]
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Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis explained the meaning behind the Anointing of the Sick, which "expresses God’s merciful presence to the sick, the suffering and the aged.”
The Pope added that this sacraments allows the Church be close to those who suffer, and that it shows [...]
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The Pope's message for Lent 2014, which begins March 5, focuses on Christ's poverty, "the greatest treasure of all: Jesus’ wealth is that of his boundless confidence in God the Father, his constant trust, his desire always and only to do the Father’s will and [...]
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With the upcoming Synod on the Family drawing nearer, Pope Francis asked families to get involved. He said this time was dedicated to them, and to analyze their role in the mission of the Church.
The Synod will officially be titled, "Pastoral challenges to the family [...]
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Video. Following the celebration of Mass on Sunday morning with the 19 new Cardinals, Pope Francis greeted the crowds in St. Peter’s Square gathered for the Angelus prayer.
In his address to them he urged them to work for Christian unity avoiding all divisions, because he [...]
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In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about the Sacrament of Confession. With about 20,000 people in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope encouraged Catholics to embrace the Sacrament.
While some may be tempted to dismiss it, because of laziness, embarrassment or a lost sense [...]
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It was a busy Sunday morning in St. Peter's Square. About 50,000 people came out to hear the Pope's Angelus. Reflecting on the day's Gospel, he talked about the negative effects of gossip.
"Words can also kill. When we hear that someone has a poisonous [...]
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Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis meets with thousands of engaged couples on Valentine's Day, February, 14. He gave them all some advice on what it takes to make a marriage work.
First, using some symbolism, he said couples must be willing to become jewelers.
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