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Pope Francis’ prayer to Mary on the Immaculate Conception

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis made his annual visit to Rome’s Spanish Square on Friday to pray at the foot of the column and statue of the Immaculate Conception. A litany of present-day viruses and their corresponding antibodies: this was at ...

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What Does Mary Teach Us About Advent And Christmas?

Mary Our Mother And Model

Mary And Advent As we journey through Advent towards Christmas, many of us are caught up in the hustle and bustle of a secular type of Christmas. Many would become so overwhelmed and distracted that they will completely miss the ...

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Pope Francis celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis left the Vatican on Friday afternoon, headed for Rome’s central Piazza di Spagna in order to pay homage to the statue of the Immaculate Conception there. Listen to Seán-Patrick Lovett’s report: Surrounded by crowds of pilgrims, ...

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Angelus: Pope marks Advent and recalls Papal journey

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis was back in St Peter’s Square for the traditional recitation of the Angelus on Sunday following his return from a journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh. From the window of his studio the Holy Father thanked all ...

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Pope Francis releases message for 2018 World Day of Vocations

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Monday released his message for the 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations, reflecting on the three aspects of every vocation: listening, discerning, and living. The 55th recurrence of the Day for Vocations is to ...

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Pope Francis: Pray for elderly during December

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has revealed his prayer intention for the month of December, which is “for the elderly”. In a video message explaining the prayer petition, the Pope said “a people that does not take care of grandparents, that ...

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Pope at Mass: being humble means accepting humiliation like Christ

In the life of a Christian, humility is an indispensable quality that is needed in order to allow the gifts of the Holy Spirit to grow.  This was the reflection of Pope Francis in his homily at Mass, Tuesday morning, ...

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Pope Francis in flight press conference: full text

Pope Francis on Saturday en route to Rome following his visit to Myanmar Bangladesh held his traditional in flight press conference. Among the topics of discussion were the Rohingya people, nuclear arms, globalization and future travel plans. Please find the ...

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Advent – The Season Of Hope

Amidst a time of great turmoil in our world’s history, the Catholic Church presents the world with Advent and the message of great hope. This weekend the Holy Roman Catholic Church and many other Christian churches, begin the holy season ...

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Pope at Angelus: We will be judged on love

(Vatican Radio) In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the last judgement, the subject of the day’s Gospel reading. He noted that this is the last Sunday of the liturgical year, the day on which the Church ...

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