Christians are always on the go in their journey to meet the Lord


The life of every Christian is a journey and a process during which to deepen the faith. Speaking during the homily at morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, the Pope reflected on the liturgical reading of the day in which St. Paul tells the story of Salvation leading up to Jesus. During the course […]

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Modern-day leeches


There is a correct relationship that a Christian should have with money, with wealth. This was the focus of Pope Francis’ reflection during Mass at Santa Marta on Thursday, 19 May, wherein he denounced modern slavery and those who, taking advantage of widespread unemployment exploit people, forcing them to accept unfair contracts. Such traffickers “fatten […]

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Neo-Slaveries in the Modern World

Pope Francis leads a meeting with the poor in the archbishop’s residence in Assisi, Italy, October 4, 2013. The meeting was in the famous "stripping room," where St. Francis stripped off his rich clothes, gave them to his father and began a life of poverty dedicated to Christ (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

In his radio address of September 11, 1962, prior to the opening of the Second Vatican Council, St. John XXIII stated that “(…) the Church presents itself as she is and as she wishes to be, as the Church of all and especially the Church of the poor.” The Constitution Lumen Gentium, n. 8, affirms […]

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