Video (Rome Reports). For the very first time, Pope Francis publicly addressed the recent leak of confidential Vatican documents on financial matters of the Holy See. He did so, before thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, during his Sunday Angelus prayer. "First off, I [...]
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Video (Rome Reports). These portraits hanging on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica show the Catholic Church's four newest saints. They were raised to the altars during this emotional ceremony.
They included the first married couple to be canonized in the same ceremony; a Spanish nun [...]
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Video (Rome Reports). This Sunday Angelus marked the Pope's first public appearance after his trip to Latin America. Umbrellas covered St. Peter's Square, as pilgrims tried to get some shade, from Rome's intense summer heat. "I see that you're all very brave, coming out here [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis discussed a complex and thorny issue in his catechesis: the differences between men and women, and how they complement each other. "God creates man and woman in his own image and likeness. Not only man, not only woman, but also [...]
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During the Regina Coeli prayer, Pope Francis discussed the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, which begins in December. "The Year of Mercy is to be an intense and extended time in which to welcome and embrace the immense riches of God's merciful love.”
On Saturday Pope Francis [...]
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It was a busy week for Pope Francis, as he presided over all the ceremonies of Holy Week. Here are some important moments.
April 1st. General Audience
In his catechesis, Pope Francis encouraged people to prepare for the upcoming Holy Week ceremonies. He asked them to not [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis delivered a somber, serious catechesis about children and the family with roughly 50,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square.
With a heavy tone, he described many of the traumas children face. The pain of children, he said, is a cry [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). Despite the rain, thousands of people packed St. Peter's Square to attend Easter Mass and to hear the traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing the Pope gives from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.
In his message, he prayed for peace in [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis began his weekly general audience by discussing the elderly's role in the family and society. He said that he has first-hand experience with the topic.
"When I was in the Philippines, Filipinos, the inhabitants of the Philippines, the Filipino people greeted [...]
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Video. (Rome Repors). Pope Francis said that International Women's Day was an opportunity "to repeat the importance of women, and the necessity of their presence in life.” The remarks came during his weekly Angelus prayer at St. Peter's Square. "A world where women are marginalized [...]
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