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Pope Francis describes prayer as a way to seek counsel from God

Video. Rome Reports. During his catechesis for the General Audience, Pope Francis continued his series on the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, talking about the gift of counsel. He said that through this gift, God shows people the right path in their lives. But [...]
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Pope's Mass: Christians must be living testimonies of their faith

Video. Rome Reports. During his Tuesday morning Mass, Pope Francis explained why Christians should always be witnesses of their faith, even when it involves a life time commitment. When the Church closes in on Itself and when it thinks of Itself as a, so to [...]
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Pope Francis calls for peace in Ukraine and prays for the victims of Afghan flood

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims made it to St. Peter's Square on Sunday morning to attend the Pope's Regina Coeli. The Pope talked about the power of the Word of God, especially in trying times. He emphasized that the Gospel always helps Christians to [...]
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Pope Francis criticizes layoffs caused by the economic crisis

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims filled St. Peter's Square despite cloudy skies, and chances for rain. Pope Francis surprised a group of Italians and Argentinians, when he stopped his Popemobile to greet them. But a greater surprise came when he denounced the situation several [...]
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Returning to our first love

VIS. The full text of Pope Francis’ Easter Vigil homily The Gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begins with the journey of the women to the tomb at dawn on the day after the Sabbath. They go to the tomb to honour the body of [...]
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Pope's Audience: Jesus died humiliated, but God's victory shines

Video. Rome Reports. During his catechesis on Wednesday's General Audience, Pope Francis talked about the beginning of the Passion of Christ. He said Jesus suffered humiliation and betrayal, and yet he was loyal to God's plan for Salvation. Likewise, he asked Catholics that in time [...]
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Pope's Audience: Pray for the gift of wisdom

Video. Rome Reports. In his weekly general audience, the Pope described the Holy Spirit as a 'gift from God' that's born from prayer and communion. To see things through the eyes of God, he explained, comes precisely from the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. The [...]
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Pope Francis gives 'pocket Gospels' during Angelus

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims who made it to St. Peter's Square on Sunday for the Angelus, went back home with a gift from Pope Francis."Today I want to offer to you who are here in the Square — but really as a [...]
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Visit Rome, following the footsteps of St Josemaría

St Josemaria is a good guide to the many places in Rome that he himself visited to draw faith from the witness of the early Christians. This collection reveals the main traces of the history of the Catholic Church that are to be found in [...]
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Pope Francis ends catechesis on the Sacraments with focus on marriage

Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis ended his catechesis on the Sacraments with a special focus on marriage. The Pope explained that man and woman were made in God's image. For that reason, he said, they are called to leave their parents and live out God's [...]
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