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Pope: good citizens must contribute to society and bear witness to the Gospel

Pope Francis during the Angelus (Vatican Media) Pope Francis tells Christians they have the duty and the responsibility to be a living presence in society, inspiring it with the Gospel. October 18, 2020  Pope Francis called on Christians to dedicate themselves generously to the promotion and defense of human dignity in today’s world, bearing [...]

One October evening: Pope Saint John Paul II changed history

Loggia of the Blessings on the night of the election of Pope Saint John Paul II The anniversary of John Paul II's election to the papacy falls this year on the centenary of his birth: two events celebrated by Churches around the world. The Vatican Publishing House and the Osservatore Romano preserve the memorable [...]

Pope calls for day of prayer, fasting in solidarity with Lebanon

Pope Francis appeals for Lebanon during the General Audience on September 2, 2020 (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters) One month after a massive explosion at a fertilizer storage facility tore through Beirut and reopened Lebanon’s old wounds, Pope Francis expresses his and the Church’s solidarity with the troubled nation and calls for a worldwide [...]

Pope at Mass: Seek God’s face in the poor, sick, abandoned and foreigners

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis celebrates the 7th anniversary of his visit to the migrants in the Italian island of Lampedusa with a Mass in the Casa Santa Marta chapel. July 8, 2020 Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Christians to discover the face of Jesus in the migrants, refugees and the displaced who are [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘the poor are the builders of the new humanity’

Vatican Media Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel reading of the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time noting that the solace that Christ offers to the weary and the oppressed is not merely psychological relief or almsgiving. July 5, 2020 Pope Francis addressed a scattering of the well-distanced faithful in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday [...]

Georg Ratzinger, brother of Pope emeritus Benedict, dies in Regensburg

CNS photo/Michaela Rehle, Reuters The elderly Bavarian priest had been hospitalized in Regensburg, in Bavaria, where he lived and where he received his brother Joseph’s final visit, with whom he had been ordained on the same day. July 1, 2020  Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of the Pope emeritus, died Wednesday morning, aged 96. [...]

Benedict XVI visits his sick brother in Germany

Retired Pope Benedict XVI is seen in a file photo praying with his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, 96, in his private chapel at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, traveled to Regensburg today to be alongside his brother Georg, accompanied by Archbishop Gänswein, the vice commander of the Vatican [...]

Pope at Audience: true believers intercede for the world

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis continues his cycle of catechesis on prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, focusing on the biblical figure of Moses. June 17, 2020 Pope Francis began his General Audience on Wednesday by noting that “God never liked to have anything to do with those who prayed the 'easy' way”. He [...]

Pope at Audience: God does not abandon us, He is companion and guide

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience on Wednesday continues his catechesis on prayer, focusing his attention on the “prayer of Abraham”. June 3, 2020 At the center of Pope Francis’ catechesis on prayer at his General Audience on Wednesday was the figure of Abraham. The Pope explained that with this [...]

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