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Pope’s August Prayer Intention: Seafarers and the Maritime World

“The life of sailors or fishermen and their families is very difficult,” Pope Francis notes in the video message in his native Spanish language.  “Sometimes they are victims of forced labor or are left behind in distant ports.” “The competition of industrial fishing and the problem of pollution make their work even more complicated.”  However,…

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Our Families: Pope’s Prayer Intention for July

The family ought to be protected. It faces many dangers: the fast pace of life, stress… Sometimes, parents forget to play with their children. The Church needs to encourage families and stay at their side, helping them to discover ways that allow them to overcome all of these difficulties. Let us pray that today’s families may…

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Pope Francis: Video Message to Seafarers

Pope Francis has sent a video message of encouragement to seafarers recognised the difficulties they face as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. He expresses gratitude for their help in feeding humanity despite the risks involved and prays for those who work at sea and for stranded seafarers who have been unable to go ashore…

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Women Deacons: An Exploration

In 786 Pope Adrian I had sent a sacramentary to Charlemagne to be used in all dioceses of his vast Frankish-Saxon kingdom. Five copies of this Hadrianum as it is known have been preserved to this day. They were originally used in Paris, Cambray, Tours (all in France), Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and Exeter (England). They contain the ‘prayer…

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Revolution of Tenderness – Pope Video for June 2020

Many people in the world are suffering, and not just due to the pandemic we’ve been experiencing. As Pope Francis said last month, people are also affected by other pandemics, such as “the pandemic of wars, hunger, and many others” (5/14/2020). What can we do? How can we avoid falling into indifference? The Pope shows…