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Pope’s Address to World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants

Here below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis’ address this morning to the participants of 7th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, which began Monday and concludes today: ***
Your Eminences,
Brother Bishops and Priests,
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
1. I am pleased to be with you at t…

Pope Francis’ Address at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Mr President
Ladies and Gentlemen
I am pleased and honoured to speak here today, at this Second International Conference on Nutrition. I wish to thank you, Mr. President, for your warm greeting and the words of welcome addressed to me. I cordially…

Lincoln Bishop Announces Masses With Priest Facing East to Recall Advent Symbolism

Here is the latest column published in the Southern Nebraska Register by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln. * * *
Jesus Christ will return in glory to the earth.
We do not know when he will return. But Christ promised us that he would return in glory, “as light comes from the east” to bring God’s plan of redempt…

Pope’s Address to Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Here below is Pope Francis’ address this afternoon at the Vatican to the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, which is taking place in Rome from November 18-21, on the theme: “The Aim of Ecumenism: Principles, Opportunities and Challenges Fifty Years After Unitatis Redintegratio…

Full Text of Pope’s General Audience Catechesis, Nov. 19th

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. — — —
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
A great gift of the Second Vatican Council was that of recovering a vision of the Church founde…

Leader of Nigeria’s Bishops Says No Better Time Than Now to ‘Storm the Heavens With Prayers’

Here are the remarks given last week by Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, president of the Nigerian episcopal conference, at an overnight National Prayer Pilgrimage to pray for the country. The vigil was held in Abuja on the night of Nov. 13-14, with the participation of the nation’s bishops. * * * …

Rabbi Sacks: Family Is Most Humanizing Institution in History

Here is the address given Monday by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at the colloquim underway in the Vatican on the complementarity of man and woman. The rabbi’s address was titled “The Family is the Single Most Humanising Institution in History.” The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is sponsoring the colloqu…

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