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…

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…

Pope Video for October: Women in Leaderships Roles in the Church
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Pope Video for October: Women in Leaderships Roles in the Church

No one has been baptized a priest or a bishop. We have all been baptized as lay people. Lay people are protagonists of the Church. Today, it is especially necessary to create broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church. And we must emphasize the feminine lay presence because women tend to…

Fratelli Tutti: ‘Call to Avoid Ethnocentrism and Excessive Particularism’ – African Bishops
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Fratelli Tutti: ‘Call to Avoid Ethnocentrism and Excessive Particularism’ – African Bishops

In the communique to the people of God in Africa and Madagascar, the President of SECAM reiterates Pope Francis’ message as a reminder for the Church in Africa “to encourage reconciliation and true communion between different ethnic groups.” “For us in Africa and Madagascar,” the President of SECAM, Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo says in his message…

Fratelli Tutti: A Thought Provoking Analysis
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Fratelli Tutti: A Thought Provoking Analysis

In Fratelli tutti, the very liberal-sounding idea of universal fraternity is put into dialogue with the gospel message which points so strikingly in the direction of the brother- and sisterhood of every human being. A more triumphalistic pontiff would have insisted that the gospel was the ultimate source of all that is good in the Enlightenment,…

Assisi: Pope Francis Signs ‘Fratelli Tutti’ Encyclical
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Assisi: Pope Francis Signs ‘Fratelli Tutti’ Encyclical

Pope Francis visited Assisi on Saturday, the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi, where he celebrated Mass before the Saint’s tomb, before signing his new Encyclical: ‘Fratelli tutti.’ The Holy Father traveled to Assisi by car. On the way, he visited the Monastery of Vallegloria in Spello, and called in to the…

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Message of Pope Francis
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World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Message of Pope Francis

The 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) will be celebrated on Sunday 27th September 2020. With the title “Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee”, Pope Francis urges us this year to discover the reality of internally displaced people more deeply. Every month, a new video of Pope Francis and other multimedia materials delve…