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Pope Francis reflects on Colombia Visit

Pope Francis dedicated his General Audience remarks to his recent Apostolic Visit to Colombia, which concluded on Sunday. After thanking the many people who helped make his Visit possible, Pope Francis said one of the most striking things on his visit was the many fathers and mothers who brought their children to see the Pope, and to be blessed by [...]

Pope at Mass in Medellin Colombia

'Remain steadfast and free in Christ' Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday at the Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellín, in both Latin and Spanish, in memory of St. Peter Claver, Jesuit priest, who was an apostle to the African slaves. In his homily, the Pope reflected on the cost of discipleship.  He said one should [...]

Do not lose your joy and your hope

“Even children can be heroes, the youngest, when they are deceived or make mistakes, they get up as heroes and carry on. Keep going, keep going like this! Do not let yourselves be defeated, do not let yourselves be deceived, do not lose your joy, do not lose hope, do not lose your smile”. Pope Francis [...]

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Bogota

“Artisans of Peace, Promoters of Life” Pope Francis celebrated his first public Mass on Colombian soil on Thursday evening at the Simon Bolivar Park ‎in Bogota, encouraging Colombians‎ to keep trusting in Christ in the ‎difficult journey towards peace and reconciliation. He pointed to the figure of St. Peter in the day’s Gospel who heeded to [...]