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Sebastian Gomes speaks with Cardinal Donald Wuerl about Pope Benedict XVI, his resignation, and the Papal Transition to Pope Francis. ...read more
The Pope led the annual Ash-Wednesday ceremonies with a traditional procession that started at the Basilica of St. Anselm, through the streets of Rome and ended at the nearby St. Sabina marking the beginning Lent, the 40 days of preparation for Holy Week. ...read more
2018 Migrants and Refugees Message The Church has celebrated the World Day of Migrants and Refugees each year since 1914. This is an occasion for the Church and people of faith to reflect upon the role migration has played in our tradition, express concern for migrants, refugees, and people on the move, and build awareness ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For December 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Saying “No” To Corruption – That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption. Daily Offering Prayer God, our Father, I offer You my day. ...read more
On the flight back to Rome, Pope Francis spoke to journalists and apologized to victims of clergy sex abuse, saying that he unknowingly wounded them by the way he defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse. ...read more
Dear Brother Bishops, Thank you for the kind words addressed to me by the Cardinal Archbishop of Lima and the President of the Episcopal Conference in the name of all present. I have looked forward to being here with you. I recall with pleasure your visit ad limina last year. These days I have spent ...read more