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The real meaning of a pilgrimage

To begin with, I would like to say a big Thank you to everyone who made my World Youth Day experience come true. Our journey began in Taipei; we travelled through Shanghai, Rome, Vienna and finally arrived at Krakow. I'm especially grateful to each and every [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Holy Communion, Taiwan, WYD, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis names Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz prelate of Opus Dei

Yesterday evening, Pope Francis has named Msgr Fernando Ocáriz Braña prelate of Opus Dei. The Holy Father confirmed the election of the third elective congress of the prelature in the same day. With this appointment, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, who until now has been Auxiliary Vicar of [...]
Tags: Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei, Opus Dei prelate, Opus Dei prelature, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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Pope: “It depends on me, to be or not be a neighbor to the person who needs my help”

Video. (Rome Reports). During the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis focused his entire speech on the parable of the Good Samaritan about a man who was robbed and beaten. Two men passed the dying man on the road and did nothing. In contrast, a third [...]
Tags: Charity, Faith, Generosity, Church, Piety, Dignity, God, Angelus, Pope Francis, mercy
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The Pope: “Ask the Lord to convert the heart of those full of violence blinded by hatred”

Video. (Rome Reports). During the Angelus, Pope Francis painfully recalled the attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka, in which over 150 people lost their lives at the hands of terrorists. POPE FRANCIS "I clinch my closeness to the relatives of the victims and the wounded in the [...]
Tags: Generosity, Church, Youth, God, Rome, Angelus, Pope Francis
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Pope visit to Lesbos: The saddest journey that I have made

Video. (Rome Reports). During his flight to the island of Lesbos, the Pope recalled how this is one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of our time. The Pope recalled that is the saddest journey that he has made. POPE FRANCIS "It is a sad journey. We are [...]
Tags: Generosity, Pope, Solidarity, Love, Society, trips, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis explains in the general audience why "we are confident" of God's forgiveness

Video. (Rome Reports). During the general audience, the Pope explained why Christ took mercy "to its fullest.” He said that His whole life, He put himself "in the line of sinners,” alongside them, in order to show his compassion for the human condition. Therefore, he stressed, [...]
Tags: Baptism, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Conversion, Gospel, Jesus Christ, God, Pope Francis, mercy
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Pope Francis explains Miserere Psalm during General Audience

Video. (Rome Reports). In our continuing catechesis for this Holy Year of Mercy, we now conclude our treatment of the Old Testament with a consideration of Psalm 51, the Miserere. This Psalm is traditionally seen as King David’s prayer for forgiveness following his sin with [...]
Tags: Faithfulness, God, Penance, Forgiveness, Pope Francis
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Pope's Urbi et Orbi blessing, "close to the victims of terrorism all over the world"

Video (Rome Reports). Thousands of people have come to St. Peter's to hear Pope Francis's Easter speech. As is customary every year, the Pope directed a speech addressing the realities of today's world issues. POPE FRANCIS "The Lord Jesus, our peace, by his resurrection triumphed over [...]
Tags: Suffering, Church, Jesus Christ, Peace, Easter, Pope Francis, mercy
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Pope Francis: Mercy means allowing oneself to be corrected by God

Video. (Rome Reports). In his catechesis, he reflected on how the Bible shows that God corrects with mercy, and never gets tired of forgiving, no matter how serious the sin. POPE FRANCIS "God speaks lovingly to the conscience of his children so that they repent [...]
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Pope Francis: Do not fall in the temptation of blaming God for our misfortunes

During the Angelus, the Pope welcomed the ceasefire in Syria, and said he expected it to allow the arrival of humanitarian aid to the country and open the path of dialogue between the warring parties. He knows that the solution in Syria will alleviate the situation [...]
Tags: Gospel, Church, Jesus Christ, God, Rome, Angelus, Pope Francis