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First Holy Week for Francis

The first Holy Week of Pope Francis revealed his style even more: in celebration, in preaching, in presence. The decision to celebrate the Mass in coena Domini of Holy Thursday among the inmates of the juvenile detention facility of Casal del Marmo, washing the feet of twelve of them, including those of a Muslim young woman, [...]

Swiss Guards To the Rescue!

An interview with Gabriele Paris, a new recruit, who went with his companions to the Emilia Romagna region, Italy, to provide security at the damaged Carpi hospital Some Swiss Guards on the streets of Carpi. Gabriele Paris: Our superior said they needed volunteers. He asked my squad, the second, if anyone was willing to [...]

Address of his holiness Benedict XVI

Nemi, Italy, Monday, July 9, 2012 The welcome banner for the Pope’s visit to Nemi, Italy JULY 9 VISIT TO THE AD GENTES HOUSE OF THE DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES I am truly grateful for the possibility of seeing this house in Nemi once again after 47 years. I have a very beautiful memory of it, [...]

Benedict Returns to Where He Worked 50 Years Ago…

In July, Benedict XVI visited the Society of the Divine Word’s house in Nemi, not far from his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. In 1965, Ratzinger, then in his 30s, stayed in the house to work on documents for the Second Vatican Council Benedict XVI during a visit to the Society of the Divine Word’s [...]