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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
In this video, Fr. Rob Galea lists five things Catholics should do before and during travel. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...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
The Pope greeted the throngs of young people saying: “I have come here to learn. Yes, to learn from you. To learn from your faith, your strength". ...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
Following a short address to the youth of Colombia, Pope Francis met with all the Bishops of Colombia in the Cardinals residence. Find the full text of his address below: Peace be with you This was the greeting of the Risen Lord to his little flock after he triumphed over death. Let it be my ...read more
Pope Francis began his first visit to Colombia on Thursday morning with a visit with the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and the Civil Authorities of Bogota. He then traveled through Bogota to the Cathedral of Bogota for a visit of the Cathedral and the Cardinal’s residence. Find the full text of his prepared ...read more