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Pope: Dialogue between religions key in countering violence

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2015 / 07:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Jan. 24 stressed the need for dialogue between different faiths, saying that it is essential in preventing violence and promoting peace.

“Perhaps now more than ever such a…

Christian unity demands encounter – not theory, says Pope

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2015 / 03:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than “theoretical discussions,” what unites Christians is encounter, and a willingness to “challenge one another,” said Pope Francis as he marked the conclusion of the…

As Ukraine violence continues, Pope renews call for dialogue

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2015 / 12:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis decried the recent escalation of violence in Ukraine, and later called on Christians to pray for unity with one another.

“With deep concern…

Cause for Beatification of Chiara Lubich, Founder of the Focolare, begins

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Yes, I will give your handmade rosary to the Pope…

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Saved from Auschwitz Just Behind the Pantheon in Rome

Refugees, among them 50 Jews, were sheltered in the French Seminary at the time of the Holocaust. At St. Chiara Street in Rome, behind the Pantheon is situated the Pontifical French Seminary. In more than 160 years of history in the very heart of Ro…

Gospel Reading for Sunday, January 25th

After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesu…

Key Messages of Pope Francis

In his visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, Pope Francis left behind in his speeches and homilies a number of important points worth reflecting on. In Sri Lanka interreligious relations was a key point. On his arrival at the airport he said that …

Angelus Address: On the Thirst for Unity

Here is the translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * *
Dear brothers and sisters,
Today’s Gospel presents the beginning of Jesus’ preaching in G…

Pope Francis’ Homily at Celebration of Vespers at the Basilica of St. Paul

Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father’s homily at the celebration of Vespers on the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The prayer service took place at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Wall in Rome.  * * *
On his way from Judea to Galilee, Jesus passes through Samari…

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