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Pope Paul VI offered Mass for St Josemaria’s soul

On June 27, 1975, Pope Paul VI offered the holy Mass for the soul of Msgr. Josemaria Escriva, “such a faithful son”, whose death represented a great loss for the Church. Don Alvaro del Portillo wrote: “I was greatly consoled to receive the affectionate reply from [...]
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Visit by St Josemaria to Pope Paul VI

The Pope was distraught at the deterioration, deviation and anarchy. Monsignor Escriva believed it was time for him to visit the Holy Father and offer him what consolation he could. On the 25th of June 1973, he went to see him, in a private audience [...]
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The Pope speaks to the Synod Fathers: we walk a path together

(VIS). At the end of the fifteenth and final general congregation, and after the votes had been cast, Pope Francis addressed the Synod Fathers, affirming that during these two weeks the participants in the Third Extraordinary General Assembly have truly experienced synodality, a path of [...]
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Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

Video. (Rome Reports). It was a symbolic morning at the Vatican which was led by three Popes: Pope Francis declared Paul VI blessed, accompanied by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Benedict XVI, although frail, followed the ceremony attentively. In front of thousands of people, the Pope [...]
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"Let us ask Paul VI for all the families in the world"

19-X-2014. The beatification of Pope Paul VI is a cause of great joy for the entire Church. Paul VI was the Pope who led Vatican II to its conclusion. His pastoral and apostolic impact on the world, as a young priest and in his later [...]
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Pope Paul VI’s first visit to Centro ELIS

I still have a very vivid memory of the visit of Pope Paul VI to the Centro ELIS on its opening day, November 21, 1965. (…) Next to the ELIS was built the parish church of San Giovanni Battista al Collatino – a parish entrusted [...]
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First audience granted by Pope Paul VI to Opus Dei founder St Josemaria

January 24, 1964, the Holy Father Paul VI received the Founder of Opus Dei in a private audience. When Msgr Escriva entered the room he started to kneel down to greet the Pope, as the current protocol required. But Pope Paul would not let him: [...]
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The Church is our Mother

“What consolation this certainty arouses in our hearts! The Church is truly a mother and, as a mother, she seeks her children’s good, especially of those who are furthest away and are afflicted, until she finds its fullness in the glorious body of Christ with [...]
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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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