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On Sunday morning, July 12, 2015, during his last day in Paraguay, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in the military airbase of Ñu Guazú, the same place Saint John Paul II canonized St. Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz and companions during his Apostolic Journey to Paraguay in 1988. Below you will find the full text of his homily: “The ...read more
This morning, Pope Francis left the Apostolic Nunciature and went by car to the barrio of Bañado Norte di Asunción, an area where many poor people live and where the Church and the State provide various projects of social assistance. The Pope was welcomed at the chapel of San Juan Bautista by Jesuit Fr. Ireneo ...read more
On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Pope Francis met with Paraguayan bishops, priests, seminarins and nuns for Vespers. Below you can find the full text of his address at the conclusion of vespers:  How good it is for all of us to pray Vespers together! How can we not dream of of a Church which reflects ...read more
On Saturday, July 10, 2015, Pope Francis met with members of the Civl Society of Paraguay in Asunción. Below you will find the full text of his talk: Good afternoon: I wrote this text on the basis of the questions that I received but because there are more, I will reply to these as I ...read more
Following the conclusion of Pope Francis’ morning visit to the pediatric hostipal ‘Niños de Acosta Ñu’ in Asunción, the Holy Father departed to the Marian Shrine of Caacupé to ??celebrate the Mass. Before entering the Basilica, where he was to venerate the “Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepcion de los Milagros”, he received the keys of the city ...read more
On July 11, 2105. the Pope left the Apostolic Nunciature in Asunción and went by car to the “Niños de Acosta Ñu” General Paediatric Hospital. Arriving at 8:30 a.m., he was greeted by the Hospital Director who accompanied him to the various departments of the hospital to visit some of the most seriously ill patients. During ...read more
On Friday, July 10, 2015, Pope Francis departed from Bolivia to Paraguay for the final leg of his Apostolic Journey to South America. He was greeted by Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes upon his arrival at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asuncion. Shortly after, the Holy Father met with government authorities and diplomatic corps at Palacio ...read more
On Thursday, July 9, 2015, Pope Francis participated in the Second World Meeting of the Popular Movements at the Expo Feria Exhibition Centre Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia. Read the full text of the address below:  Good afternoon! Several months ago, we met in Rome, and I remember that first meeting. In the ...read more
On Thursday, July 9, 2015 the Holy Father arrived at the private residents at the Coliseum of Don Bosco College for the meeting with the priests, men and women religious and seminarian. The meeting began with a greeting by S.E. Msgr. Roberto Bordi, OFM , Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of El Beni and Director of ...read more
Much of the novelty surrounding the person and pontificate of Pope Francis can be attributed to his Argentine, Latin American background. His personal style, his understanding of church matters and his views on global issues are all shaped by that particular cultural experience. The significance of this cannot be overstated. So when Francis returns to ...read more