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Read the full text of Pope Francis' address to civil and religious leaders of South Sudan, urging them to bring peace and healing to their people. ...read more
Pope Francis at Angelus – January 1, 2018 A “horizon of peace” for migrants and refugees During his midday Angelus prayer on New Year’s Day, Pope Francis urged that refugees, migrants and everyone be ensured a future of peace, saying it is everyone’s right. Pope Francis on New Year’s Day raised his voice on behalf ...read more
For the last three weeks we’ve looked at three words for Advent: Light, Voice and Joy. Last week we looked at Elizabeth and how she was filled with joy when Mary came to see visit her. She heard Mary’s greeting and was filled with the Holy Spirit and the child in her womb leaped for ...read more
At 17.30 this afternoon, at the Altar of the Cathedral of the Vatican Basilica, the Holy Father Francis will preside at a Prayer Celebration for Peace in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The following is the homily pronounced by the Pope during the celebration: ...read more
A quick read through the Old Testament may make you think that God is all for war and destruction. Just read Deuteronomy 20:10-18 and you would conclude that war is perfectly OK with God. A read through Genesis 19 about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and you could conclude that even nuclear destruction is ...read more
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Peace is long overdue, but it won’t happen without a commitment to real dialogue that builds bridges instead of walls. After a 2016 visit to the Holy Land, S+L Producer Sebastian Gomes reflects on his unsettling encounter with reality on the ground. “Go sit ...read more
In this Video Fr. Rob Galea discusses the need for stillness and silence in our busy lives. Eight Ways to Find Stillness: 1. Turn off Your Electronics 2. Enjoy the Scenery when Driving 3. Employ the Practice of Silence 4. Savour Your Food 5. Meditate 6. Sleep in Silence 7. Plug Into Nature 8. Tune ...read more
At the end of the afternoon the Holy Father Francis traveled by car to the Church of St. Simon Bar Sabbae Tbilisi for the meeting with the Assyrian-Chaldean community. It is the first time that a Pope visited a place of the Assyrian-Chaldean worship. Upon arrival, at 18.00, Pope Francis was welcomed by the Patriarch ...read more
Non-Violence: A Style of Politics for Peace «Non-Violence: A Style of Politics for Peace». This is the title of the Message for the 50th World Day of Peace, the fourth of Pope Francis. Violence and Peace are at the origin of two opposite ways to building society. The proliferation of hotbeds of violence produces most serious ...read more
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Pope Francis arrived in the Central African Republic for the final leg of his first Apostolic Visit to Africa. Below you will find the full text of his address at the Presidential Palace in Bangui: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps Bangui, Presidential ...read more