Pope Francis homily for Jubilee of the Sick and Disabled

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Pope Francis has decried the pursuit for perfect bodies, saying it leads to society hiding away the disabled to avoid offending the sensibilities of what he described as “the privileged few.” Celebrating Holy Mass on Sunday in St. Peter’s Square for the Jubilee of the Sick and Disabled, the Pope called for solidarity and mutual […]

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Pope’s Homily at Mass With Indigenous Community of Chiapas

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‘Today’s world, overcome by convenience, needs to learn anew the value of gratitude!’   Li smantal Kajvaltike toj lek – The law of the Lord is perfect; it revives the soul. Thus begins the psalm we have just heard. The law of the Lord is perfect and the psalmist diligently lists everything that the law […]

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In Trastevere, Francis warns against a “throw-away culture”

The arrival of Pope Francis in Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, near the 
headquarters of the Sant’Egidio community, on Sunday, June 15.

In a visit to a Roman community dedicated to serving the poor and needy, Pope Francis warned of the poverty of a Europe which faces a declining birthrate, hidden forms of euthanasia, and high rates of unemployment. “Today I speak of Europe,” Pope Francis said. “Europe is tired. We have to help rejuvenate it, to find […]

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Vatican Watch – November 2013

Pope Francis and priests.

Thursday 5 A LETTER TO PUTIN Pope Francis wrote to Vladimir Putin, Russian president, host of the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 5-6. The pontiff asked leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies to “lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution” to the Syrian civil war and promote instead a “peaceful solution […]

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