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Pope’s Address to Fraternity of Charismatic Communities

Here is a translation of the Pope’s address today to members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships, on the occasion of their 16thInternational Conference on the theme: “Charismatic Praise and Adoration for a New Evangelization” (Rome, October 30-November 2, 2014). * * *

Statement of the Holy See at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, Second Committee, Agenda Item 19 (d): "Sustainable Development: Protection of Global Climate for Present and Future Generations"

Here below is the statement made by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly Second Committee, Agenda Item 19 (d): “Sustainable Development: Protec…

Cardinal Baldisseri’s Address to British Parliamentarians on 2014 Synod

On Oct. 30, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops, addressed the British Ambassador to the Holy See, H.E. Nigel Baker, and a group of British Parliamentarians on the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops. Here below is the…

Synod14: Official English Translation of Synod’s Final Document

Here is the Vatican translation of the final document of the synod of bishops on the family.  To see the tally of synod fathers’ votes on each paragraph, see the original link here.
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Synod14 – “Relatio Synodi” of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: “Pastoral Challenges to the…

Pope Asks Exorcists to Manifest Church’s Love for Those Persecuted by Devil

Pope Francis is asking exorcists to manifest the love of the Church for those “suffering due to the work of the Evil One.” The Pope said this in a message to Father Francesco Bamonte, the director of the International Association of Exorcists (AIE). About 300 exorcists attended a course last weekend in Rome.

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Statement of the Holy See to the UN in New York at the General Debate of the UNGA First Committee

Here below the Statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the General Debate of the UNGA First Committee (New York, 14 October 2014): ***
Mr. Chairman,
As this is t…

Pope’s Address to Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Union of Utrecht

At 11:45 this morning, the Holy Father received in audience a delegation of the Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Union of Utrecht. The Union of Utrecht is a federation of Old Catholic churches, not in communion with Rome, that seceded from the Catholic Church over the issue of Papal infallibility. 
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Pope Francis to Ecumenical Group: Don’t Wait for Theologians

Pope Francis is telling those committed to Christian unity that they should pray and work together now, and not wait for theologians to reach agreement.  Vatican Radio reported that the Pope said this during an Oct. 10 private meeting with the Ark Community, which was founded by his late friend, Tony Palmer.
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Pope’s Message to Italian Young People at Bishops’ Conference

Here is a translation of the message Pope Francis sent to the participants in the National Congress organized by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), held at Salerno, from October 24-26 on the theme: ”In Precariousness, Hope.” It was published Saturday. * * *

Dear Young People!

I greet you cordially on …

Pope’s Address to Popular Movements

Here is a translation of the Pope’s address Tuesday to participants in the World Meeting of Popular Movements, organized and promoted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and with the Directors of several Movements. He met with the group …

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