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S+L BLOG: Pope Francis,Vatican Connections



This week, all the presidents from the world’s episcopal conferences will convene in Rome for four days at the pope’s request for the much-anticipated sexual abuse summit. On the eve of this event, the world is wondering what will come out of this unprecedented meeting of Church and religious leaders. That’s our feature story for ...read more
Pope Francis sends a video message to participants of the World Government Summit in Dubai, encouraging them to work for the common good. ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intention entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For February 2019, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Human Trafficking. ...read more
This week the pope made history yet again by being the first pope ever to set foot in the Arabian Peninsula. Embarking on his 27th international apostolic journey, the Holy Father travelled to the United Arab Emirates with a very clear objective. Now the question is, what is that objective and will he achieve it ...read more
On the final day of his Apostolic Journey to the UAE, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi. Read the full text of his homily here. ...read more
Pope Francis' Homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and 23rd World Day for Consecrated Life ...read more
Read the Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2019 World Day of Vocations. ...read more
Last week was all about the 34th World Youth Day as the pope travelled to Panama to be with the youth in what is the largest single gathering of Catholic youth in the world. Yet, despite all the festivities, the Holy Father took a moment to address the clerical abuse scandal during a private luncheon on ...read more
On this 2nd anniversary of the Quebec mosque attack, Sebastian Gomes reflects on the importance of interfaith dialogue and building a culture of encounter. ...read more
Read the words of thanks that Pope Francis offered to the volunteers of WYD Panama 2019 for their love, their service, and their sacrifices. ...read more