The lack of brotherhood leads to war and bloodshed

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The importance of the bond of brotherhood and of how easy it is for petty jealousies and envy to damage that bond and set off a process that can lead to the destruction of families and peoples. The Pope was speaking during the homily at morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, a Mass that […]

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Pope Francis Homily for Pentecost Sunday

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“I will not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18). The central purpose of Jesus’ mission, which culminated in the gift of the Holy Spirit, was to renew our relationship with the Father, a relationship severed by sin, to take us from our state of being orphaned children and to restore us as his sons and daughters. […]

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Behind Judas

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Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening, 24 March, at a reception centre for people seeking asylum [the Centro di Accoglienza per Richiedenti Asilo, or CARA] in Castelnuovo di Porto. Located just a short distance from Rome, the centre provides temporary lodging and services for nearly 900 asylum seekers […]

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The Fraternal Role: “Brotherhood is a great thing”

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In our series of catechesis on the family, after having considered the role of the mother, the father and children, today is the turn of brothers and sisters. “Brother” and “sister” are words that Christianity loves very much. And, thanks to the family experience, they are words that all cultures […]

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