Pope Video January: At the Service of Human Fraternity
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Pope Video January: At the Service of Human Fraternity

“When we pray to God following Jesus, we come together as brothers and sisters with those who pray according to other cultures, other traditions and other beliefs. We are brothers and sisters who pray. Fraternity leads us to open ourselves to the Father of all and to see in the other a brother or sister,…

Liturgical Inculturation in Congo Shows Gifts of the Spirit – Pope Francis
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Liturgical Inculturation in Congo Shows Gifts of the Spirit – Pope Francis

The Zaire Use is an inculturated Mass formally approved in 1988 for the dioceses of what was then known as the Republic of Zaire, now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in central Africa.  The only inculturated Eucharistic celebration approved after the Second Vatican Council, it was developed following a call for adaptation of the liturgy in “Sacrosanctum…

Pope Francis Prayer Intention for December: For a Life of Prayer
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Pope Francis Prayer Intention for December: For a Life of Prayer

The heart of the Church’s mission is prayer. Prayer is the key for us to be able to enter into dialogue with the Father. Every time we read a short passage from the Gospel we hear Jesus speaking to us. We have a conversation with Jesus. We listen to Jesus and we reply. And this…

Pope Francis: ‘My Three Personal Covids’
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Pope Francis: ‘My Three Personal Covids’

Pope Francis explores his own personal moments of solitude in an excerpt released on Monday from his new book with British author and journalist Austen Ivereigh, entitled “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future”. Illness at young age His first Covid-like moment came at the age of 21, when he fell deathly ill…

Pope Francis in New Book: Let Us Dream
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Pope Francis in New Book: Let Us Dream

The author describes the work as Francis’ “spiritual guidance for a world in crisis, a personal manifesto for profound social change, and a summons to each person to choose a better future.” In a press release, the text is said to address: the anti-racist protests over the death of George Floyd, and the toppling of…

Pope Francis to Young Economists: ‘Work not only for the Poor, but with the Poor’.
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Pope Francis to Young Economists: ‘Work not only for the Poor, but with the Poor’.

In a video message Saturday, Pope Francis encouraged young economists and entrepreneurs from around the world to bring Jesus to their cities, and to work not only for the poor, but with the poor. Addressing participants of the Economy of Francesco online event, the pope said Nov. 21 that changing the world is about much…

Pope Francis – the Church’s Spiritual Director
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Pope Francis – the Church’s Spiritual Director

Austen Ivereigh is quite right to compare Francis’s style of governance, revealed in a unique way during the pandemic, to that of a spiritual director accompanying the Church and helping it to navigate through the complex global crisis of our times in all its manifestations.[3] Key to this navigation has been his astute discernment of spirits…

Pope Video for November: Artificial Intelligence for Common Good
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Pope Video for November: Artificial Intelligence for Common Good

“Artificial intelligence is at the heart of the epochal change we are experiencing. Robotics can make a better world possible if it is joined to the common good. Indeed, if technological progress increases inequalities, it is not true progress. Future advances should be oriented towards respecting the dignity of the person and of Creation. Let…

Prayer Meeting for Peace in the ‘ spirit of Assisi
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Prayer Meeting for Peace in the ‘ spirit of Assisi

Over the years, the world has changed greatly and has faced so many crises and challenges. A dramatic pandemic shakes us to the depths at present – indeed, the Spirit of Assisi has been blowing and has allowed men and women of different cultures and faiths to encounter, dialogue and become “artisans of peace”. So…

Francesco – A Documentary
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Francesco – A Documentary

The “Francesco” documentary directed by Oscar nominee Evgeny Afineevsky is ready for its world premiere at the Rome Film festival this week! We are very proud to co-produce and to be responsible for the post-production work on this much-anticipated movie.

DR Congo: Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu Appointed Member of Council of Cardinals
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DR Congo: Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu Appointed Member of Council of Cardinals

Cardinal Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the most recent addition to the group of Cardinal Advisors tasked with assisting the Pope in the government of the Universal Church and in the drafting and revision of the new Apostolic Constitution that will replace the Constitution Pastor Bonus promulgated by Pope Saint John…

Season of Creation: Our Moral Imperative to Act on Climate Change – Pope Francis
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Season of Creation: Our Moral Imperative to Act on Climate Change – Pope Francis

The global climate crisis will require us to transform the way we act, says His Holiness Pope Francis. Delivering a visionary TED Talk from Vatican City yesterday, the Holy Father proposes three courses of action to address the world’s growing environmental problems and economic inequalities, illustrating how all of us can work together, across faiths…