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Pope's Angelus: Sometimes we're so proud that we even judge God!

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims went St. Peter's Square on Sunday to listen to the Pope's Angelus. The good weather proved that spring has finally arrived to Rome. Pope Francis reflected on the passage of the Gospel where Jesus cures a blind man. He explained [...]
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Pope: Pray for your pastors, so that they don't become mediocre

Video. Rome Reports. The cold and rain weren't an obstacle for the thousands of pilgrims who filled St. Peter's Square in his weekly General Audience. Pope Francis couldn't help but notice all the umbrellas covering the square. "I can see that you're brave...under all this [...]
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Pope's Angelus: Mercy is greater than any prejudice

Thousands of pilgrims came to St. Peter's Square on Sunday despite the heavy rain to listen to the Pope's Angelus. He talked about the episode when Jesus meets the Samaritan woman. For the Pope, Jesus didn't pay attention to the "hostility that existed between Jews [...]
Tags: Lent, Pope Francis, mercy

Pope congratulates dads on their Feast Day

Rome Reports. To celebrate Father's Day, which is also the Feast Day of St. Joseph, the Pope started off his general audience by congratulating all dads out in the Square, and really throughout the world. "Let's see. Are there any dads out here in the [...]
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Pope Francis: Those who read the Gospel also listen to the Word of God

Video. Rome Reports. Reflecting on Sunday's Gospel, the Pope talked about the Transfiguration, where the Apostles are asked by God, to listen to Jesus. The Pope explained that this isn't just for the Apostles. Those who read the Gospel, he said, also listen to the [...]
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Pope's Angelus: The devil is too clever. Don't talk to him

Sun and even heat welcomed the thousands of pilgrims who came to St. Peter's on Sunday. In the first Angelus of Lent, Pope Francis talked about temptation. In particular, the moment when Jesus is tempted by the devil. He emphasized that Jesus teaches how to overcome [...]
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How to live out Lent, according to Pope Francis

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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Pope Francis to Angelus: If each person accumulates wealth for himself, there will never be justice

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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Pope Francis explains the Anointing of the Sick during General Audience

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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To be fully human, we must let our light shine

By Bishop Javier Echevarria Kenya (Standart Digital News). We become fully human when we become more than human, when we let God bring us beyond ourselves in order to attain the fullest truth of our being. Here we find the source and inspiration of all [...]
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