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Earlier today, Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the north of Italy to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor, challenged many of the faithful to, “step outside their comfort zones”. < Flying to Bozzolo in the region of Lombardy, the pope prayed at the tomb of Fr. Primo Mazzolari, a priest ...read more
Getting to personally know a refugee can wipe away fears and dismantle distorted ideologies. This was the message Pope Francis conveyed yesterday to highlight world Refugee Day, which is observed on June 20th. After praying the Angelus with visitors in St. Peter’s Square Sunday morning, the Pope asked that: “concrete attention go to the women, men and children ...read more
Lets begin in Poland today, where the Polish Catholic bishops said that Amoris Laetitia does not allow Communion for the divorced and remarried. Couples in non-sacramental unions should instead be led to ‘true repentance & sacramental reconciliation” with their spouse and children born from those unions. In a statement issued after their plenary meeting last ...read more
Let’s begin in Rome today were the pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly general audience at St.Peter’s Square. Continuing his catechesis on Christian Hope, the pope focused on the theme: God’s infinite love as the source of all hope. Here now is the summary. Yesterday, the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announced a ...read more
Earlier today, Pope Francis called on Christians and people of all beliefs to celebrate on November 19th, the first World Day of the Poor- by helping those in need not only in words, but in concrete deeds. Presenting the message to journalists on behalf of the Pope, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, explained that this “World Day of ...read more
Much has happened over the weekend but first let’s begin in Rome where on Saturday, Pope Francis paid an official visit to the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella at the Presidential residence. During his visit, the pope said that Italy and the whole of Europe is being called to deal with problems such as international terrorism, ...read more