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On Saturday, September 9, 2017 Pope Francis continued his 4th day in Colombia with a visit to a the orphanage Hogar San Jose, a complex founded by a missionary priest in 1910 that is home to 1,100 orphans and young people. Below, find the full text of his prepared address: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Dear Boys ...read more
On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Pope Francis began his 4th day in Colombia with the celebration of daily mass at the Enrique Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin. Below, find the full text of his prepared homily: Dear Brothers and Sisters, During the Mass on Thursday in Bogotá, we heard Jesus calling his first disciples; the ...read more
On Friday, September 8, 2017, Pope Francis prayed for National Reconciliation at the Parque Las Molacas in Villavicencio in Colombia. Below, find the full text of his prepared remarks: Dear Brothers and Sisters, I have been looking forward to this moment since my arrival in your country. You carry in your hearts and your flesh ...read more
On Friday, September 8, 2017 Pope Francis began his second full day in Colombia with the Celebration of Mass in Villavicencio. The Mass was both a celebration of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and a Beatification Mass for Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve, Bishop of Arauca and Pedro Maria Ramirez Ramos, Diocesan priest. Below, find ...read more
Pope Francis concluded his first full day in Colombia with the celebration of Mass at Simon Bolivar Park in Bogota. Below, find the full text of his prepared homily: The Gospel writer tells us that the calling of the first disciples happened along the shore of Lake Gennesaret, where the people came together to hear ...read more
On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Pope Francis met with the Latin American Bishop’s Council (CELAM) during his first apostolic visit to Colombia. Read the full text of his prepared remarks below: Dear Brothers, I thank you for our meeting and for the warm words of welcome by the President of the Latin American Episcopal Council. ...read more