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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 [...]

The Austrian Who Tossed The Pachamama Images in The Tiber

#3 Alexander Tschugguel The Austrian who tossed the Pachamama images in the Tiber “I only had one reason to do it: to defend the glory of God” On October 4, 2019, during a ceremony at the Vatican Gardens, a group of people were filmed bowing down before two wooden statues representing Pachamama, the “Mother Earth” goddess of [...]

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 [...]

Pope at Mass in Casal Bertone: ‘Bless and share with those in need’

Pope Francis celebrates the Eucharist on Corpus Christi Sunday (Vatican Media) Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Rome’s Casal Bertone neighborhood on the feast of Corpus Christi, and urges area residents to speak a word of blessing and share whatever they have with one another. “A blessing releases a cascade of goodness.” With those words, [...]

Pope at Mass in Camerino: “Remember, repair, rebuild…together”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Camerino, Italy (AFP or licensors) June 16, 2019 Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass in Camerino in the Italian Marches Region, reflecting on Psalm Number 8, and on the words “remembering”, “hope”, and “closeness”. The earthquakes that struck Camerino and nearby Italian hill-towns, on August 24th and again on October 30th three [...]

Pope at Angelus: Appeal for Middle East, recalls “saints next door”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass and recites the Angelus in Camerino, Italy (Vatican Media) June 16, 2019 After celebrating Holy Mass in Camerino, in the Italian Marches Region, Pope Francis recites the Angelus Prayer, thanking those who helped prepare for his visit, and remembering “the saints next door”. He also appeals for a resolution to [...]

Pope clears seven candidates for sainthood and beatification

Pope Francis on June 8 authorized the promulgation of four decrees concerning 7 candidates for beatification and canonization. Pope Francis on Friday cleared an Italian layman for sainthood and another three from Mexico, Spain and a group martyred in Argentina were cleared for beatification. Pope Francis on June 8 received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation for [...]

UK minister: Dialogue and respect to combat religious intolerance

Lord Ahmad met with top Vatican officials and addressed a conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University ‘Why it matters to be intolerant of intolerance’ was the title of a conference held at Rome’s Gregorian University this week, highlighting the need for closer cooperation in the fight against violent extremism. Key speakers at the event were [...]

Pope Francis warns warmongers: the only fruit of war is death

Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of All Souls Day on Thursday commemorating all those who have died in war, reminding humanity not to forget past lessons and warning that the only fruit yielded by conflict is death. His words of warning and his powerful condemnation of warmongers came during his homily at the Sicily-Rome American War Cemetery some 50 kilometers south [...]

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