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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 [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli prays for dialogue in Sudan

Sudanese protesters in Khartoum Pope Francis addressed the faithful after celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square asking for prayers for Sudan where scores of people have been killed in political violence. Appeal for dialogue in Sudan Pope Francis appealed for prayers for Sudan on Sunday, where he said news of the past days is causing sadness and [...]

Pope at Audience: courage and filial intimacy to call God “Father”

  Pope Francis at the weekly General Audience in the Vatican, May 22, 2020. At Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis concludes his series of catechesis on the “Our Father” prayer, saying it is the Holy Spirit who is the teacher and protagonist of true prayer. May 22, 2019 In his General Audience this week, [...]

Pope at General Audience: Lord’s prayer confronts full range of evil

Pope Francis waves to the crowds at the General Audience (Vatican Media) Pope Francis focuses his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the final petition of the Lord’s prayer, saying Jesus is at our side to deliver us from all manner of evil. May 15, 2019 “Christian prayer does not close its eyes [...]

Pope Francis: homily for feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Pope Francis on Thursday morning celebrated Mass in St Peter’s Square to mark the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. In his homily the Pope focused on three words, confession, persecution and prayer, which he said are essential for the life of an apostle today. Please see below the full text of Pope Francis’ homily at [...]

God is a Father; we are never alone

At the weekly General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke on “The Fatherhood of God: the Wellspring of our Hope.” He was continuing his series of catechetical instruction on “Christian Hope.” Pope Francis’ catechesis focused on the Christian prayer par excellence, the Our Father. “The whole mystery of Christian prayer,” he said, “is summed up here, [...]

To meet Jesus, we must go on the journey

"The Christian faith is not a theory or a philosophy – it is the encounter with Jesus." The Pope emphasized that in order to truly encounter Jesus we undertake the journey with three attitudes: "vigilant in prayer, industrious in charity, exultant in praise." Encountering Jesus: this is “the grace that we desire in Advent.” Pope Francis [...]

Pope on how to be salt of the earth and light of the world

Pope Francis has urged believers to be true Christians and give flavor to the life of others, not to be tempted to shine light upon themselves but to bring the light of faith to their neighbors and to mankind. Drawing inspiration from the Gospel reading of the day, Pope Francis spoke of when Jesus told his [...]

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