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Pope Francis: May this Synod “heal bleeding wounds and rekindle hope

Video. (Rome Reports). On the day before the opening of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Pope Francis attended a prayer vigil organized by the Italian Bishops Conference. Thousands of families gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray for the work of the Synod [...]
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Photo gallery – Beatification of Don Alvaro del Portillo, 2014

September 27, 2014. Here are a few photos of the different events around the beatification of Don Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of Saint Josemaría.
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Pope Francis speaks on the gifts of the Spirit at general audience

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis explained what charisms are at today's general audience. He said they are graces that God grants to Christians so they can pass along to others. The Pope added that the diversity of charisms within the Church shouldn't "become a source [...]
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Pope greets pilgrims celebrating beatification of Blessed Álvaro del Portillo

Video. (Rome Reports). During his greetings at the General Audience, the Pope addressed the members of Opus Dei who were on pilgrimage in Rome to give thanks for the beatification of Álvaro del Portillo. As soon as he ended the audience, he greeted Bishop Javier Echevarría, [...]
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Transfer of the remains of Blessed Alvaro

Video. The holy remains of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo were transferred to the Basilica of Saint Eugene yesterday. On thursday will today be returned to its usual location within the prelatic church of Our Lady of Peace.
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Francis: Don Alvaro’s exemplary witness

Rome, September 28, 2014. At the close of today’s Angelus, the Holy Father said, “Yesterday, in Madrid, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo was proclaimed Blessed. May his exemplary witness as a Christian and a priest, awaken in many people the desire to keep ever closer to [...]
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Pope Francis reflects on his recent trip to Albania during General Audience

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis reflected on his visit to Albania during his General Audience. The Pope said that the "peaceful coexistence and dialogue” between the different religious communities in the country is exemplary, after suffering "for years under a godless and inhuman regime”. SUMMARY [...]
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Pope explains the meaning behind 'Catholic and Apostolic' Church

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis led his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. In his catechesis, he explained that the Church is Catholic because it's universal. He also focused on what exactly gives the Church an Apostolic spirit. SUMMARY OF POPE'S CATECHESIS IN ENGLISH Dear [...]
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Pope's Angelus: Christians also face discrimination in well-to-do countries

Video. (Rome Reports). Sunday was a busy day for Pope Francis. Right after presiding over the wedding ceremony of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica, he prayed the Angelus before thousands of pilgrims. Although he didn't specifically mention ISIS, the Pope asked to pray for [...]
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Pope Francis explains why the Church is merciful

Video. (Rome Reports) During this week's General Audience, Pope Francis compared the Church to "a Mother that teaches Christians the works of mercy.” The Pope explained that the Church teaches by example to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. SUMMARY OF THE POPE'S CATECHESIS IN [...]
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