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It’s probably safe to say that no one really likes to go to Confession. We may know it’s good for us, like eating our vegetables, but we don’t like doing it. Who likes telling someone else all the bad things they did? But do you ever wonder what the experience is like for priests? To ...read more
On today’s special edition we continue our summary coverage of the Pope’s apostolic journey, as he embarks on the second-leg of his two nation trip. Today, he begins his first full day Peru. The Holy Father arrived at the International Airport in Lima yesterday evening, where he was officially welcomed by the Peruvian president and ...read more
Popes Speech at the Hogar Principito Children’s Home: Full Text Dear Brothers and Sisters, Dear Children, Thank you very much for this lovely reception and for your words of welcome. Seeing you dance makes me very happy. I could not leave Puerto Maldonado before coming to visit you. You wanted to come from various homes ...read more
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I see that you have come not only from the far reaches of the Peruvian Amazon, but also from the Andes and neighbouring countries. What a beautiful image of the Church without borders, where all peoples have a place! How much we need moments like these, to be together and, regardless ...read more
 Aboard the papal flight to Iquique today, something rather unique happened. The Pope performed an impromptu wedding ceremony in the plane at 36,000 feet. ...read more
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is held from January 18 to 25. This is the octave proposed by Paul Wattson in 1908, because it begins with the feast of St. Peter and ends with the feast of the conversion of St. Paul. Finding ways to pray together during this week in January put ...read more
Pope Francis’ Homily at the Final Mass at the Campus Lobito, Iquique: Full Text “Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee” (Jn 2:11). These are the final words of the Gospel we just heard, which describes Jesus’ first public appearance: at a party, no more or less. It could not ...read more
President Dr Ignacio Sanchez, Distinguished University Authorities, Dear Professors and Administrators, Dear Students, I am happy to be here with you at this House of Studies, which in its 130 years of life has rendered a priceless service to the country. I thank the President for his words of welcome on behalf of all present. ...read more
Ariel, I too am happy to be with you. Thank you for your words of welcome in the name of all present. I am the one who is grateful for being able to share this time with you. For me, it is very important for us to meet and walk with one another for a ...read more
That was the message the Pope gave to the peoples during Mass in Temuco during his last day in Chile. He called on the people of southern Chile to work toward building unity and resist attempts at uniformity. ...read more