Posts Tagged ‘Francis’

Pope at Santa Marta: Each Christian should work for the unity of the Church (Video)

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Pope Francis: Christians Are Called to Build the Unity of the Church

The task of every Christian is to build “the unity of the Church”. This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta this morning. The Holy Father reflected on the first reading in which St. Paul calls on the Christian community of Ephesus “to preserve the unity of the…

Pope Explains the Road to Reconciliation, Full Communion Among All Believers in Christ

Pope Francis is insisting that if one seeks to have true ecumenical dialogue, then he must allow himself to be renewed by the Lord and to be more faithful to Him and His will. Speaking to members of the Orientale Lumen Foundation of America, who visited the Vatican this morning, the Pope said, “Every Christian pi…

Pope’s Address to a Delegation of the Orientale Lumen Foundation of America

Here below is a translation of Pope Francis’ address to a delegation of members of the Orientale Lumen Foundation of America, taking part in an ecumenical pilgrimage, led by Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia. The Holy Father received the delegation in the Vatican this morning: * * * 
Dear Brothers in Christ,  …

Vatican Releases Pope Francis’ Liturgical Celebrations This November

The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ liturgical celebrations to take place this November. Here below is the Holy Father’s itinerary, published by the Vatican’s Office of Liturgical Celebrations Friday morning:
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Saturday, 1: Solemnity of All Saints. At 4 p.m., Holy Mass at the Cemetery of Verano, Rome
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Cardinal Turkson: We’re Not Trying To Be the UN But Listen to Those on Peripheries

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has said that while the Vatican is “not trying to be the UN,” it can and is determined to listen and respond to those in need “on the peripheries”. The cardinal from Ghana, who serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, made these observations to ZENIT…

Pope welcomes German soccer team, Bayern de Munich to the Vatican (Video)

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Filipino Prisoners Ask Pope Francis to Visit Them

Excitement continues to build in the Philippines for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip. While an official itinerary of the Pope’s visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January 2015 has been released yet, a group of prisoners are hoping that he will visit them. A letter was sent on September 26th to Pope Francis thr…

Pope at Santa Marta: Our Own Forces Are Weak, We Need God

At this morning’s Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that left to ourselves, we are weak, but encouraged faithful to turn to God and the Holy Spirit who not only have the power to strengthen us, but also to do the unthinkable. Reflecting on St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, the Pope recalled how St. Pa…

Pope Francis Receives Prime Minister of Grenada

Pope Francis today received Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell who was accompanied by his wife, son and mother. The meeting between Mitchell and Pope Francis lasted 25 minutes in the library of the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Speaking through an …

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