Pope’s Prayer Intention for October: For a Church Open to Everyone
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for October: For a Church Open to Everyone

As is customary at the beginning of every month, Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for the month of October: “A Church that is open to everyone”. In The Pope Video, produced by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the Holy Father begins by asking “What does it mean ‘to synod’?”, before answering himself, that it means walking…

Pope Appeals for Release of Kidnapped Catholics in Diocese of Mamfe, Cameroon
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Pope Appeals for Release of Kidnapped Catholics in Diocese of Mamfe, Cameroon

Pope Francis has appealed for the release of nine Catholics kidnapped in southwest Cameroon. “I join in the appeal of the bishops of Cameroon for the liberation of some people kidnapped in the diocese of Mamfe, including five priests and a religious sister,” the pope said on Sept. 25. Speaking in his Angelus address at…

Economy of Francesco – Vision of a Global Economy Transformed
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Economy of Francesco – Vision of a Global Economy Transformed

After his arrival, Pope Francis made his way to the platform of the Lyrick Theater and heard testimonies from eight young people, interspersed with musical and theatrical performances. The pact was then read aloud and signed by the pope, who outlined his vision for the global economy, repeating pleas for the poor and the environment…

The Economy of Francesco – Conversations with Young People
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The Economy of Francesco – Conversations with Young People

It has been a very successful first day in Assisi, where the young people attending the Economy of Francesco opened the three-day event with a live musical performance, before delving deep into sessions, panels and round-table discussions to present their ideas and projects aimed at bettering the world’s economies. World-renowned economists took part in conversation…

Pope Francis: Visit to Congo and South Sudan Still On
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Pope Francis: Visit to Congo and South Sudan Still On

Pope Francis is in contact with the head of the Anglican Communion and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in view of realizing their postponed ecumenical trip to South Sudan. In a conversation with reporters on the flight from Rome to Kazakhstan on September 13, the Holy Father said he recently had a zoom…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for September: For the Abolition of the Death Penalty
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for September: For the Abolition of the Death Penalty

There are many reasons to say “NO” to the death penalty. It is not a just punishment, since it “offers no justice to victims, but rather foments revenge… And it prevents any possibility of correcting a possible miscarriage of justice.” It’s morally inadmissible, because “it destroys the most important gift we have received: life.” And,…

September 1st: World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
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September 1st: World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Message of Pope Francis: Tragically, that sweet song is accompanied by a cry of anguish. Or even better: a chorus of cries of anguish. In the first place, it is our sister, mother earth, who cries out. Prey to our consumerist excesses, she weeps and implores us to put an end to our abuses and…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for August: For Small Businesses
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for August: For Small Businesses

Everyone knows that the crisis, which we have not left behind us yet, has very serious socio-economic consequences. Not only for large companies, but above all for small and medium-sized businesses, craftsmen, “stores, workshops, cleaning businesses, transportation businesses, and so many others.” Their sacrifice to find a way out of this crisis, to save their…

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Pope Francis : Zero-Tolerance on Abuse

The fight against abuse in the Church began slowly, but today it is an irreversible path.  Pope Francis stressed this in an interview with Reuters: “(After Boston) the Church started zero tolerance slowly and moved forward. And I think the direction taken on this is irreversible.” Source: Vatican News Continue reading

Pope Francis: Inspiring Apostolic Letter on Liturgy
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Pope Francis: Inspiring Apostolic Letter on Liturgy

Pope Francis’ apostolic letter about the sacred liturgy Desiderio Desideravi, which he issued last week, is a remarkable document. As he states in the opening paragraph, this is not an exhaustive treatment of such a rich topic, but his insights are profound and speak, or should speak, to us all. Coupled with the interview the pope gave to Philip…

Pope Francis – Homily on Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles
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Pope Francis – Homily on Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Holy Mass and Blessing of the Sacred Pallium for the New Metropolitan Archbishops on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Wednesday, 29 June 2022 The testimony given by the two great Apostles Peter and Paul today comes to life once more in the Church’s liturgy. Peter, imprisoned…