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The highlight of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Fatima was the canonization Mass on Saturday morning, during which the two shepherd children, Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta were proclaimed saints. During his homily the Pope said, “we can take as our examples Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, whom the Virgin Mary introduced into the immense ocean of ...read more
This evening the Holy Father went to the Chapel of the Apparitions in the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima where the Blessing of the Candles took place. After a moment of silent Prayer and meditation, the Pope blessed the candles, then he pronounced welcoming words for the pilgrims and introduced the Prayer of the ...read more
At 1:15 (EST), during his pilgrimage to Fatima, Pope Francis visits the Chapel of the Apparition, surrounded by a thousand children. After few minutes of silent prayer in front of the Madonna, he pronounces the Prayer below. At the end of it the Holy Father gives the Golden Rose as a gift to the Virgin ...read more
Is it a sin to download pirated music, books, films or software? ...read more
Video-message of the Holy Father on occasion of his Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima Yesterday, the Vatican released the Holy Father’s latest video message, the Pope’s message to Portugal. Pope Francis will be traveling to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima, on the occasion of the centenary of the Apparitions ...read more
Under Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Tarcision Bertone served as Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, when Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) was Prefect. He was made a cardinal in 2003 and served as Secretary of State for the Vatican from 2006 to 2013. As Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone was ...read more