Saint Joseph Patron of a Good Death- Pope Francis
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Saint Joseph Patron of a Good Death- Pope Francis

Catechesis on Saint Joseph: 11. Saint Joseph, patron of the good death. Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In last week’s catechesis, again inspired by Saint Joseph, we reflected on the meaning of the communion of saints. And leading on from this, today I would like to explore the special devotion the Christian people have always…

Pope Video February: For Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women
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Pope Video February: For Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women

his month, we will pray in a special way for religious sisters and consecrated women. What would the Church be without religious sisters and consecrated laywomen? The Church cannot be understood without them. I encourage all consecrated women to discern and choose what is best for their mission in the face of the world’s challenges…

Pope Francis: Dreaming of a Completely Missionary Church
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Pope Francis: Dreaming of a Completely Missionary Church

Pope Francis said that he continued to “dream of a completely missionary Church” in a message published on Thursday. Writing in his World Mission Day message, released on Jan. 6, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, the pope called for renewed efforts to spread the Gospel. “Dear brothers and sisters, I continue to dream of a completely…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for January: Religious Discrimination and Persecution
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for January: Religious Discrimination and Persecution

How is it possible that many religious minorities currently suffer discrimination or persecution? How can we allow that in this society, which is so civilized, there are people who are persecuted simply because they publicly profess their faith? Not only is it unacceptable; it’s inhuman, it’s insane. Religious freedom is not limited to freedom of…

55th World Day of Peace – Message Pope Francis
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55th World Day of Peace – Message Pope Francis

In every age, peace is both a gift from on high and the fruit of a shared commitment. Indeed, we can speak of an “architecture” of peace, to which different institutions of society contribute, and an “art” of peace that directly involves each one of us. [3] All can work together to build a more peaceful world,…

Two Anglophone Cameroon Christians Among Migrants Pope Francis is Helping to Bring to Italy
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Two Anglophone Cameroon Christians Among Migrants Pope Francis is Helping to Bring to Italy

s a sign of Pope Francis’ concern for migrants, the Vatican has announced that it is helping to arrange the transfer of refugees from Cyprus to Italy, among them, two Christians who fled the Central African nation of Cameroon. The two Cameroonian migrants are Grace, 24, and Daniel, 20, Christians who fled Cameroon after schools…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for December: Mission of Catechists
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for December: Mission of Catechists

Catechists have an invaluable mission for the transmission and growth of the faith.The lay ministry of catechist is a vocation; it’s a mission. Being a catechist means that you ‘are a catechist,’ not that you ‘work as a catechist.’ It’s an entire way of being, and we need good catechists who are both companions and…

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Pope Francis: St. Joseph’s Hidden Presence

CATECHESIS Catechesis on Saint Joseph – 2. Saint Joseph in salvation history Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Last Wednesday we began a cycle of catecheses on Saint Joseph – the year dedicated to him is coming to an end. Today we will continue this journey, focusing on his role in salvation history. Jesus in the Gospels…

Pope Francis: St Joseph’s Perspective from the Margins
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Pope Francis: St Joseph’s Perspective from the Margins

On 8 December 1870, Blessed Pius IX proclaimed Saint Joseph Patron of the Universal Church. One hundred and fifty years on from that event, we are living a special year dedicated to Saint Joseph, and in the Apostolic Letter Patris corde, I gathered together some reflections on him. Never like before, today, in this time…

Pope’s Message on Fifth World Day of the Poor
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Pope’s Message on Fifth World Day of the Poor

The face of God revealed by Jesus is that of a Father concerned for and close to the poor. In everything, Jesus teaches that poverty is not the result of fate, but a concrete sign pointing to his presence among us. We do not find him when and where we want, but see him in…

Pope Video November: People Suffering from Depression
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Pope Video November: People Suffering from Depression

“Extreme exhaustion, depression, and anxiety are some of the most common illnesses in today’s world. Often, “sadness, apathy, and spiritual tiredness end up dominating people’s lives, which are overloaded due to the rhythm of life today.” What can we do to help people suffering from these situations? Be at their side, accompany them, and remind…