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Pope summarizes his trip to the Holy Land during General Audience

Video. (Rome Reports) During his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis recalled his apostolic visit to the Holy Land. He thanked the local authorities for their welcome, the Franciscans for their work in looking after the Holy Places, and he asked for prayers for peace. Talking about [...]
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Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew embrace, call for greater unity

Video. (Rome Reports) Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew embraced each other at the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. They walked into the basilica that encompasses the Calvary and the Tomb of Jesus. The two spiritual leaders of over 1.5 billion Christians [...]
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Pope's Audience: If we destroy nature, nature will destroy us

Video. Rome Reports.Favorable weather means Pope Francis spends more time greeting pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square. This week, the Pope signed a boy's arm cast, and even stopped several times to kiss people with disabilities, who were visibly excited. During his catechesis, he talked about [...]
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Pope: No Gossip, no envy, no jealousy!

Video. Rome Reports. With about 50,000 people in St. Peter's Square, the Pope talked about unity within the Church. Reflecting on Sunday's Gospel reading, he explained that ignoring problems, don't make them go away. "Facing one another, discussion and prayer. This is how conflicts are [...]
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Pope explains the gift of fortitude

Video. Rome Reports. During Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis talked about the gift of fortitude. He said that through this gift, the Holy Spirit frees the heart of all fears and uncertainties, to make room for God's will. The Pope added that this strength helps [...]
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Pope Francis asks Catholics to 'bother your pastors'

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims joined Pope Francis for the Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday. On the feast day of the Good Shepherd, the Pope recalled that although many people call themselves "shepherds,” only the "Risen Christ is the true Shepherd.” He asked all Catholics [...]
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Pope Francis describes prayer as a way to seek counsel from God

Video. Rome Reports. During his catechesis for the General Audience, Pope Francis continued his series on the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, talking about the gift of counsel. He said that through this gift, God shows people the right path in their lives. But [...]
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Pope's Mass: Christians must be living testimonies of their faith

Video. Rome Reports. During his Tuesday morning Mass, Pope Francis explained why Christians should always be witnesses of their faith, even when it involves a life time commitment. When the Church closes in on Itself and when it thinks of Itself as a, so to [...]
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Pope Francis calls for peace in Ukraine and prays for the victims of Afghan flood

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims made it to St. Peter's Square on Sunday morning to attend the Pope's Regina Coeli. The Pope talked about the power of the Word of God, especially in trying times. He emphasized that the Gospel always helps Christians to [...]
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Two men of courage

Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis homily for canonization Mass. FULL TEXT OF THE HOMILY IN ENGLISH At the heart of this Sunday, which concludes the Octave of Easter and which John Paul II wished to dedicate to Divine Mercy, are the glorious wounds of the risen [...]
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