In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the Sacrament of the Eucharist. He described it as the source of the Church's life that makes itself present throughout one's pilgrimage of 'faith, fellowship and witness.'
The Pope then added that the Eucharist is not [...]
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"You're getting wet out there in Square! You're all very brave.”
The rain came down hard during Sunday's Angelus. The Pope of course took notice of all the thousands of people hanging on tight to their umbrellas.
Reflecting on the World Day for Consecrated Life, [...]
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In this week's general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of the Sacrament of Confirmation. It's precisely through the Sacraments, he explained, that the seven spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit are received, including wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear [...]
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As a symbol of peace, two white doves were released from Pope's window during Sunday's Angelus. With two children at his side, he also took the time to pray for a three year old boy, Cocó Campolongo, who was recently killed by the Italian mafia, [...]
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Pope Francis talked about the importance of Christian unity, as he led his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.
Since the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is currently taking place, the Pope emphasized this year's theme, which asks: Has Christ Been Divided? [...]
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"Our Lady of Peace" is a place of prayer, housing the mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá. Millions of people throughout the world turn to Saint Josemaría's intercession to gain graces of every kind from God. Many come to the Church of the Prelature to [...]
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After the Angelus prayer, to mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis thanked the people that take care of immigrants, and condemned human trafficking.
"I would like to thank those who work with migrants, who welcome them and accompany them in their [...]
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During his weekly catechesis, Pope Francis talked about the importance of Baptism. He described it as a special Sacrament that welcomes Christians into their journey of faith.
With thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, he explained that whoever receives the Sacrament is called to be [...]
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Rome Reports. The cold was no obstacle for the thousands of pilgrims that gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear the Pope's Angelus. Sunday was the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and Pope Francis reminded everyone that it marks the beginning of time [...]
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“Every child who is born is a gift of joy and of hope, and every child who is baptized is a miracle of the faith and a feast for the family of God.” Those were the words of Pope Francis on Sunday, as he greeted [...]
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