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God’s gift of Jesus at Christmas

During his General Audience of 27 Dec., Pope Francis urged Christians to make Jesus the center of all ‎celebrations and gift themselves to others, especially the marginalized. ‎ Pope Francis held his General Audience of Wednesday during Christmas week, stressing that the celebration of the birth of Jesus is a sign of our gratitude for the Father’s [...]

Pope addresses disarmament conference

Pope Francis addressed the participants in an international symposium on disarmament and development on Friday. The two-day event has been organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in order to address issues that are critical both in themselves and in the light of the complex political challenges of the current international scene. In remarks [...]

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God's unconditional love gives hope

Pope Francis on Wednesday continued his reflections on Christian hope, as he greeted thousands of pilgrims and visitors gathered in St Peter’s Square and in the Paul VI audience hall for his weekly general audience. Pope Francis began his reflection by noting that none of us can live without love. Yet many people today, he went [...]

Letter #3, 2017: Trump? Francis Waits

January 22, 2017, Sunday -- On Trump, Francis Waits On the dangers -- and need for -- populist movements Pope Francis has granted another long interview, this time to two Spanish journalists writing for the daily El Pais of Madrid, Spain. The interview was conducted on Friday, January 20, in the Domus Santa Marta, where the [...]

Like peeling an onion

There are many “Christians who strut about”, afflicted by vanity, who “live for appearances” and live “to be seen”. They end up turning their life into “a soap bubble”, pretty but fleeting, going round with too much makeup or perhaps trying to make a good impression by displaying a “cheque for works of the Church” or [...]

Letter #38, 2016: Reject Double Lives

April 29, 2016, Friday - Reject Double Lives Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church "Don’t walk with one foot in the light and the other in darkness." —Pope Francis, in his homily this morning at his daily morning Mass in the Domus Santa Marta (link) "If we say that we [...]