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Pope Francis presided over a Mass in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, concelebrated with Cardinals present in Rome, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination. Below is the working translation of the homily: In the first Reading, we heard how the dialogue continues between God and Abraham, that dialogue ...read more
Mission at the heart of the Christian faith Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again this year, World Mission Day gathers us around the person of Jesus, “the very first and greatest evangelizer” (Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 7), who continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For June 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for: National Leaders – That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people. Daily Offering Prayer God, our Father, I offer You my day. ...read more
How to communicate? Why communicate? What does it mean to communicate? Unity, Truth, Goodness and Beauty Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ Former Director of the Holy See Press Office, Vatican Television Center and Vatican Radio President of the Joseph Ratzinger – Pope Benedict XVI Foundation Inauguration Ceremony for the new Salt and Light Broadcast Centre Toronto ...read more
The Pontifical Swiss Guard is one of the smallest armies in the world, and one of the oldest still in operation. Its main responsibility is to protect the Pope and the Apostolic Palace. Although they have mostly held a ceremonial role in recent years, their training now includes unarmed combat and firearms. Not surprisingly, to ...read more
During the Holy Mass for the Canonization of Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta Marto, Mons. Antonio Dos Santos Marto, bishop of Leiria-Fatima, greeted Pope Francis with those words: Greeting to the Holy Father from Mons. Antonio Marto, Bishop of Leiria-Fatima “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my ...read more