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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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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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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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Pope urges Myanmar’s religions to build peace and unity amidst differences ‎

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with 17 leaders of Myanmar’s religious communities Tuesday morning, exhorting them that peace consists in unity in diversity, not in uniformity.  The Pope met leaders of Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Catholic and other Christian communities at ...

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Pope urges Myanmar Bishops to continue to provide prophetic voice

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday met with the 22 Catholic Bishops of Myanmar and reflected with them on the joys and challenges of their ministry in the nation. The meeting took place in Yangon’s Cathedral Complex. After addressing those ...

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