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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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Pope's Angelus: Sometimes we're so proud that we even judge God!

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims went St. Peter's Square on Sunday to listen to the Pope's Angelus. The good weather proved that spring has finally arrived to Rome. Pope Francis reflected on the passage of the Gospel where Jesus cures a blind man. He explained [...]
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How to live out Lent, according to Pope Francis

Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis at Wednesday's General Audience to Lent. He defined it as a time of conversion."Lent is a strong point. It's a turning point that can favor within all of us a change, a conversion. We all need to improve, to change, [...]
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Pope Francis to Angelus: If each person accumulates wealth for himself, there will never be justice

Despite the rain, thousands of pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square to listen to the Pope's Angelus message on Sunday morning. He talked about the Gospel reading of the day, and asked Christians not to be too concerned about material wealth because "there are no pockets [...]
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Pope Francis explains the Anointing of the Sick during General Audience

Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis explained the meaning behind the Anointing of the Sick, which "expresses God’s merciful presence to the sick, the suffering and the aged.” The Pope added that this sacraments allows the Church be close to those who suffer, and that it shows [...]
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Pope writes to world's families asking for prayers for upcoming Synod

With the upcoming Synod on the Family drawing nearer, Pope Francis asked families to get involved. He said this time was dedicated to them, and to analyze their role in the mission of the Church. The Synod will officially be titled, "Pastoral challenges to the family [...]
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