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Pope greets pilgrims celebrating beatification of Blessed Álvaro del Portillo

Video. (Rome Reports). During his greetings at the General Audience, the Pope addressed the members of Opus Dei who were on pilgrimage in Rome to give thanks for the beatification of Álvaro del Portillo. As soon as he ended the audience, he greeted Bishop Javier Echevarría, [...]
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Francis: Don Alvaro’s exemplary witness

Rome, September 28, 2014. At the close of today’s Angelus, the Holy Father said, “Yesterday, in Madrid, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo was proclaimed Blessed. May his exemplary witness as a Christian and a priest, awaken in many people the desire to keep ever closer to [...]
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Pope Francis reflects on his recent trip to Albania during General Audience

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis reflected on his visit to Albania during his General Audience. The Pope said that the "peaceful coexistence and dialogue” between the different religious communities in the country is exemplary, after suffering "for years under a godless and inhuman regime”. SUMMARY [...]
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Pope explains the meaning behind 'Catholic and Apostolic' Church

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis led his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. In his catechesis, he explained that the Church is Catholic because it's universal. He also focused on what exactly gives the Church an Apostolic spirit. SUMMARY OF POPE'S CATECHESIS IN ENGLISH Dear [...]
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Pope's Angelus: Christians also face discrimination in well-to-do countries

Video. (Rome Reports). Sunday was a busy day for Pope Francis. Right after presiding over the wedding ceremony of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica, he prayed the Angelus before thousands of pilgrims. Although he didn't specifically mention ISIS, the Pope asked to pray for [...]
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A great discovery!

Video. "My name is Kyamummi Irene. I am a Ugandan.I'm a medical doctor by profession, I come for a family of 8 children, and my family is Protestant. I got to know about the Catholic Church when I was in the university, through a friend of [...]
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Pope Francis explains why the Church is merciful

Video. (Rome Reports) During this week's General Audience, Pope Francis compared the Church to "a Mother that teaches Christians the works of mercy.” The Pope explained that the Church teaches by example to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. SUMMARY OF THE POPE'S CATECHESIS IN [...]
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Pope's Angelus: Don't insult! Insulting isn't Christian

Video. (Rome Reports).Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to see the Pope lead the Angelus prayer. Speaking from his studio window, the Pope explained that pointing out the mistakes of others is good. He went on the say that correcting one's neighbor is [...]
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Pope explains why the Church is our Mother

Video. (Rome Reports).In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis described the Church as a mother who accompanies and defends her children. He also added that the maternal dimension of the Church comes for Her capacity to welcome and to forgive. As the Pope led his general [...]
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Pope: Don't be a watered-down Christian

Video. (Rome Reports). During Sunday's Angelus prayer, Pope Francis talked about the importance of living out the Gospel. He called on Christians to be the salt of the earth and to not be watered-down Christians. "It's sad to see watered-down Christians. It reminds me of [...]
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