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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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John XXIII and John Paul II: two holy Popes, two Marian saints

The canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II is a great event for the Church and a sign of hope for the world, because where sanctity flourishes the crises in this world don’t have the final word. Sanctity provides a solid foundation on which to [...]
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Pope's Angelus: There should be no homeless families

The cold weather didn't stop thousands of families from coming out to St. Peter's Square to celebrate the Angelus with Pope Francis. Mixed in with the crowds, there was a huge banner in Italian, that read: "The poor cannot wait.” After reading this, the Pope [...]
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Pope prays “that the cry of the poor may not leave us indifferent”

Many thousands of Romans, pilgrims and tourists lined the streets of Rome and cheered enthusiastically as Pope Francis drove to Rome’s Spanish Steps where he prayed before the statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, interceding for the city’s inhabitants and the world’s citizens, [...]
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The meaning of Christmas tree

The Christmas tree is a Christian tradition that exemplifies the birth of Jesus as the light that fills the world.
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Peace is possible

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said on Sunday that the day will come when nations will live in peace. He said it will be a great day in which weapons will be dismantled and transformed into instruments of work: “What a great day it will be”. [...]
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Pope: Don't be tricked by false saviours, pray for persecuted Christians.

At his Angelus address Pope Francis warned the faithful not to be taken in by false saviours or leaders in our world who seek to influence the minds of people, especially the young. He also urged solidarity with the many Christians undergoing persecution throughout the [...]
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What is the Church?

1. What is the Church? The word “Church” (Latin ecclesia, from the Greek ek-ka-lein, to “call out of”) means a convocation or an assembly. It designates the assemblies of the people, usually for a religious purpose. Ekklesia is used frequently in the Greek Old Testament for [...]
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Pope Francis: death is behind us, in front of us God of the living

(Vatican Radio) During the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis focused on Sunday’s Gospel reading, in which Jesus tackled the Sadducees, those who denied that there could be a resurrection. Listen the report The Sadducees, Pope Francis said, put the following question to Jesus, in an [...]
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The Pope speaks about communion in the Church Sacraments, charisms and acts of love

The Holy Father asked the faithful to join him in “an act of love for Noemi”, this morning at the General Audience, 6 November, in St Peter's Square. Recalling the dramatic story of a little girl who has been diagnosed with an incurable neurodegenerative disorder, [...]
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