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Pope: Ignoring the elderly is not only ugly... it is also a sin

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis started of his weekly general audience on the popemobile, blessing crowds and making his way along St. Peter's Square, surrounded by cameras. In his catechesis he reflected on the need to respect and care for the elderly. Despite their physical [...]
Tags: Love, family, Rome, Pope Francis, mercy

Pope: Pray that the Roman Curia and I may listen to the voice of Jesus

Video. (Rome Reports). During his weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Francis discussed the Gospel passage about how Jesus was tempted in the desert. "The desert is the place where the voice of God and the voice of the tempter can be heard. In the noise, in [...]
Tags: Retreat, Rome, Lent, Angelus, Pope Francis

Pope Francis: A good father shouldn't slap his child in the face

Video. (Rome Reports). In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the family and the indispensable role fathers play in raising children. It's about being present and offering guidance, he said, not about offending or humiliating the child. SUMMARY POPE'S CATECHESIS: Dear [...]
Tags: Love of God, Responsibility, Love, family, Father, Rome, Pope Francis

Not more Doves? Balloons released as a symbol for peace during Pope's Angelus

Video. (Rome Reports). Thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square on Sunday to pray the Angelus with the Pope. The central message was peace, with Pope Francis calling for violence to stop in Ukraine. "I assure you, I will be praying for those who [...]
Tags: Faith, Peace, Rome, Pope Francis

Pope Francis: The Holy Family is a shining example of mercy

(Vatican Radio). Pope Francis said on Sunday that “his thoughts are with those on board the missing AirAsia plane that disappeared during a flight between Indonesia and Singapore.” He added he was also thinking of two separate accidents involving two merchant ships and a [...]
Tags: Faith, Holy Family, family, Christmas, Rome, Pope Francis, mercy

Pope's General Audience: The family is a gift, that should be cherished

Video. (Rome Reports) In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about the importance of the family. He explained that Jesus chose to be part of a family. Just like Mary and St. Joseph welcomed Jesus, he called on all Christian families to truly embrace [...]
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Happy Birthday, Pope Francis!

Video. December 17th is Pope Francis' birthday. We made this video to show our affection and to say "Happy Birthday!"
Tags: Gratitude, Church, Pope, Unity, Rome, Pope Francis

Bambinelli Sunday at the Vatican: Pope Francis blesses thousands of Baby Jesus

Video. (Rome Reports). There was a lot of enthusiasm in St. Peter's Square on Sunday as the Pope led the Angelus. The third Sunday of Advent is described as 'The Sunday of Joy.' Pope Francis reminded the crowd, that Christianity and joy go hand in [...]
Tags: Joy, Holiness, Christmas, Rome, Advent, Angelus, Pope Francis

Pope Francis explains what happened during the Synod of the Family

Video. (Rome Reports). During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis shed light on the recent Synod of the Family, which took place back in October. The Pope said Bishops were free to discuss all topics since there was no censorship to limit them. He went [...]
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Video (Rome Reports). Christmas season is now officially in St. Peter's Square with the installment of this 82 foot Christmas tree. Once the massive tree was set up, pilgrims and visitors waited for the decorations. "I think it's beautiful. I think it's a little bit [...]
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