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What a whirlwind weekend it was for the Pope who immediately after his Apostolic trip to Egypt, was back at it and addressed the pilgrims at St.Peter’s Square for his weekly Regina Coeli address. But first, let’s have a quick at what was perhaps the most significant ecumenical event during the Pope’s visit to Cairo. ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For May 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Christians in Africa:  – That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace. Daily Offering Prayer God, our Father, I offer You ...read more
    Pesach I’m taking a few week’s off Deacon-strucing to share with you this little series I did last year with my friend Rabbi Aaron Flaznraich about the significance of Passover. I’m a firm believer that the more we understand the faith of our elder brothers and sisters, the more we will come to ...read more
How has mercy transformed your life? This week on the SLHour, Knights of Columbus Producer David Naglieri and Social Media Specialist, Samantha Wallace tell us about #MercyStories. Also, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Fr. Peter Galadza of the Sheptytsky Institute on the significance of the meeting between Pope Francis and Kirill on Connect5, Billy Chan helps us learn about ...read more
Pope Francis’ final event in Egypt was a prayer meeting with clergy, men and women religious and seminarians. Read the full text of his prepared remarks: Your Beatitudes, Dear Brothers and Sisters, As-salamu alaykum! Peace be with you! “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice in him! Christ is forever victorious over ...read more
Pope Francis was the principal celebrant and homilist at Mass for Egyptian Catholics in the “Air Defense Stadium” in Cairo on Saturday. Below, please find the full text of the Holy Father’s prepared remarks, in their official English translation. Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Holy Mass, Cairo 29 April 2017 As-salamu alaykum! Peace be ...read more
At the end of the courtesy Visit to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, in the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Cairo, Pope Francis Francesco and Pope Tawadros II signed the following Joint Declaration: Common Declaration of His Holiness Francis and His Holiness Tawadros II We, Francis, Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church, and ...read more
On Friday, April 28, 2017 Pope Francis paid a courtesy visit to Pope Tawadros II, Patriarch of the Coptic-Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Below, find the full text of his prepared remarks: The Lord is risen, he is truly risen! [Al Massih kam, bilhakika kam!] Your Holiness, Dear Brother, Only a short time has passed since ...read more
In this video, Fr. Rob Galea talks about the Sacrament of Holy Orders. This is part of an eight-part series on the Sacraments. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more
Pope Francis this afternoon met with Egyptian Political and Civil authorities during his Apostolic Visit to Egypt. Below, find the full text of his prepared address: Mr President, Honourable Members of Government and Parliament, Distinguished Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, As-salamu alaykum! Peace be with you! I thank you, Mr ...read more