Letter #62, 2016: On the Knife’s Edge

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October 3, 2016, Monday — The Pope Walks on the Knife’s Edge “Today there is a world war to destroy marriage.” —Pope Francis on Saturday, October 1, in Georgia, two days ago, in a meeting with priests, men and women religious, seminarians and pastoral workers at the Church of the Assumption “There are ideological colonizations […]

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Francis outside the Vatican

Pope Francis meets the leaders of other religions and other Christian denominations at the Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”

On First Trip to a European Country, Francis Moved to Tears Two survivors of Albania’s communist crackdown against the Church brought Pope Francis to tears with their stories during a vespers service in Tirana’s cathedral September 21. “To hear a martyr talk about his own martyrdom is intense,” the Pope told journalists on the papal […]

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The Pope Will Be Visiting A Church Founded by Laity

Mass in the church in Seoul, South Korea, dedicated to St. Andrew Kim and his martyr companions.

Pessimists, looking at statistics, talk about the crisis, or decline, of the Church in Europe. But simply widen the horizon to include other continents, and a very different picture emerges. At the beginning of the 20th century, there were 265 million Catholics in the world, and at the end of that century that number had […]

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