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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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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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Audience of Pope John XXIII with St Josemaria Escrivá

On March 5, 1960 Monsignor Escrivá went to the Vatican for an audience with Pope John XXIII. During the conversation, the Pope said, “The first time I heard about Opus Dei, I was told that it was an impressive institution which was doing a lot [...]
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Address of Benedict XVI to the directors and members of "Confartigianato" an association of italian artisans

31 March 2007 Dear friends, continue with tenacity and perseverance to preserve and put to good use the productive craft culture that can give life to important opportunities for balanced financial progress and encounters between men and peoples. Furthermore, may you as Christians be committed to living [...]
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Pope Francis Greets UNIV 2013 Participants

The Holy Father addressed warm words of greeting to the students from UNIV at the March 27 General Audience. A Rome Reports video. "Heartfelt greetings to the English-speaking pilgrims, especially the large group of university students taking part in the international UNIV Congress here in Rome. [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarria: “Pope Francis will feel Benedict XVI’s spiritual strength and companionship”

Interview with Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, published March 24, 2013 in the Spanish daily La Razon. The new Pope, says Bishop Echevarria, “will often find support in the rich, ever-relevant teachings of Benedict XVI.” LR: How did you receive the news that we [...]
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I Will Not Leave You Orphans

An article published in ABC in Spain, written by Bishop Javier Echevarria, about Benedict XVI and his teachings. “I will not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18), Christ told his Apostles. He promised to send them the Holy Spirit, who would make them more fully children [...]
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Lake Genesaret and Tabgha: the Church of the Primacy of St Peter

In the footprints of our Faith Few places in the Holy Land are so directly linked to the New Testament as Lake Gennesaret (Genesareth), also known as the Sea of Galilee and Lake Tiberias. In other places, two thousand years of history have brought dramatic changes [...]
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