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Pope: Stop the war, enough is enough! (Video)

As the conflict continues in Iraq, Ukraine and the Gaza Strip, the Pope made an urgent appeal for peace during the Sunday Angelus, calling for leaders to stop the violence and work towards peace.  To view the video click here URL:–en

Pope in Caserta: We need the courage to say no to all types of corruption (Video)

More than 200,000 people joined Pope Francis for a large open air Mass in Caserta, in southern Italy. The square in front of the Royal Palace was filled to the brim for the ceremony. To view the video click here URL:…

Italian Cardinal Francesco Marchisano Dies at Age 85 (Video)

Italian Cardinal Francesco Marchisano passed away on Sunday, July 27, in Rome, at the age of 85. To view the video click here URL:

Bishop Davies’ Homily at Grotto of Lourdes, July 26th

The following is the text of a homily delivered July 26th by Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, during the diocese’s annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.  ***
“St Luke tells how Mary went “as quickly as she could” (Lk.1:39) with an urgency allowed no delay to bring the joy of the Gospel to one mother and to on…

Pope’s Telegram on Death of Cardinal Marchisano

Below is the telegram Pope Francis sent today expressing his condolences on the death of Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest emeritus of St. Peter’s basilica. ***
Your Excellency
Msgr. Cesare Nosiglia
Archbishop of Turin
Via Della Torr…

Communique From Family of Italian Jesuit Who Disappeared in Syria a Year Ago

The family of Fr. Paolo Dell’Oglio, the Italian Jesuit priest of whom there has been no news for a year following his disappearance in the Syrian city of Raqqa, today issued the following communique: ***
One year has already passed since we last k…

Gospel Reading for Sunday, July 27th

Gospel MT 13:44-52 Jesus said to his disciples: “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.  When he finds a pearl o…

2 Christian Brothers Face Jihadist Threat in Iraq: Will They Stay or Flee?

By Oliver Maksan
There is no doubt in the mind of 23-year-old Haram. With his second child on the way, he is prepared to rush his family out of town at a moment’s notice: “My tank is always full,” he says. “If the situation escalates I’ll grab my wife and child and flee,” he adds with determination. Haram’s older…

Pope’s Angelus Address, Sunday July 27th

At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Here below is an English translation of his words introducing the Marian prayer, a…

Pope Francis’ Homily at Mass in Caserta

On Saturday evening, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the square in front of the Royal Palace of Caserta, southern Italy. The Mass, which took place after the Pope met priests from the region, began at 6pm. Today is the feast of Saint Anna, the mothe…

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