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“I’m A Son of God. I am Free”

#6 Kanye West A leading American musician converts to Christianity “Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the Gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me” Kanye West, the American rapper, singer, song- writer, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer, has recently been acclaimed by Catholics and Christians [...]

Opera Star From Moscow, Russia

#1 Svetlana Kasyan Opera Star from Moscow, Russia “Love and Art Should Reign Again” Thirty-five year old Russian opera star Svetlana Kasyan celebrated her birthday this year at the Vatican with Pope Francis. Kasyan was born and raised in Georgia, and now resides with her husband and young daughter in Moscow. As an opera singer, Kasyan [...]

A Polish Hero Though Still a Youth

#4 Jakub Baryła A Polish hero though still a youth “I directed my prayer to the Mother of God. Policemen came and asked me to get out of the way. I said I couldn’t do it...” A 15-year-old Polish boy followed in the footsteps of his country’s noble ancestors when, crucifix and rosary held high, he [...]

Former Personal Secretary of St. John Paul II

#10 Emery Kabongo Kanundowi Former Personal Secretary of St. John Paul II “By Nature the African is a Very Spiritual and Believing Person" Emery Kabongo Kanundowi - Paul Chehade - Lysette Iglesias - Pauline Kashale Muanji - Solidary - Solidary Foundation To this day, in the midst of all of the politics, turmoil, and [...]

“Hungary Before Everything, God Above Us All”

#7 Viktor Orbán The president of Hungary is controversial, but steadfast “Why haven’t we Hungarians disappeared?... The key to our survival was the adoption of the Christian faith.” “Hungarians account for 0.2 percent of the world’s population. Is there any point in a nation of this size taking a stance and standing up for a cause? [...]

Pope at Audience urges Christians to open their hearts

During the weekly General Audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis dedicated to the “Our Father”. Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Christians to open their hearts pointing out that Christ’s victory has not yet been fully achieved. To the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the General Audience, the Pope said Jesus has come, and there [...]

Pope at Mass: ‘Cost of war weighs on the weak’

Pope at Mass: ‘Cost of war weighs on the weak’ In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, Pope Francis reflects on the cost of war, calling it a ‘modern-day flood’ whose price is paid by the poorest among us. Pope Francis compared the Biblical flood of Noah’s time to the many [...]

Pope at General Audience: ‘WYD was joyful feast for Panama’

In the catechesis portion of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis thanks God and all those who helped make World Youth Day in Panama a success. Fresh from his Apostolic Journey to Panama, Pope Francis relived World Youth Day with the pilgrims present at the Wednesday General Audience. One of the things that really struck him [...]

Pope at General Audience: ‘Commandments open heart to God’

In his catechesis at the General Audience, Pope Francis says the Ten Commandments help us open our hearts to receive the mercy of God and to show compassion to others. Pope Francis turned his attention to the Ninth and Tenth Commandments at the Wednesday General Audience. The Holy Father said the injunctions – “You shall not [...]

Taking upon ourselves the name of God

Pope at general audience: taking upon ourselves the name of God At his General Audience of August 22, Pope Francis reflected on the Second Commandment – “You shall not invoke the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.” Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the Ten Commandments, we now turn to the [...]

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