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Pope Francis celebrates Paul VI: ‘the Pope of modernity’

Pope Francis on Sunday remembered Pope Paul VI forty years from his death which took place on 6 August 1978. Greeting the pilgrims present in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis turned his thoughts to a Pope he is preparing to canonize. “Forty years ago Blessed Pope Paul VI – the Pope of [...]

Pope Francis announces pre-synodal youth meeting

Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian hope at his Wednesday General Audience in St Peter's Square. Please find below the official English-language summary: Dear Brothers and Sisters:  In our continuing catechesis on Christian hope, I would now like to speak of our calling to be missionaries of hope.  October is traditionally dedicated to reflection on [...]

“We Must Respectfully Request an Authoritative Interpretation”

8/04/2016 Vatican City. Press conference presenting Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris laetitia", on love in the family, in the Holy See Press Office. From left, Bishop Fabio Fabene, Under-Secretary of the Synod of Bishops; Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; Cardinal Christoph Schonborn O.P., Archbishop of Vienna; Father Federico Lombardi, [...]

The Tenderness of a Papal Document: “The Joy of Love”

April 8, Holy See press conference presenting Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris Laetitia", on love in the family (Photo Grzegorz Galazka) Francis has given us a poetic, eloquent, moving hymn to love in Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”), issued April 8. This text is really for families: one part of this letter, [...]

Pope Francis and the Orthodox

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople embrace during a prayer service in the patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul, November 29 (CNS photo/Paul Haring) This humble Bishop of Rome, who says we can learn “the meaning of episcopal collegiality” from the Orthodox, has been “the right Pope at the right time” [...]

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Letter #43, 2015: Apostasy

October 12, 2015, Monday — Apostasy “It is our very sleepiness to the presence of God that renders us insensitive to evil: we don’t hear God because we don’t want to be disturbed.” —Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican City, April 20, 2011, General Audience “The attempts made through the ages to extinguish the light of God, to [...]