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Pope tells Christians that Mass gives meaning to Sundays

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis told the faithful on Wednesday that missing out on Mass on Sundays means missing out an encounter with the Lord. Speaking to those present in the Paul VI Hall for the weekly General Audience, the Pope ...

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Pope at Mass: The tenderness of God is father and mother

(Vatican Radio) The tenderness of God, as his defining trait, was at the heart of the Pope’s homily this morning  at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. The theme was taken from the first reading from the Book of the ...

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Midnight Mass in Mosul

The bells rang out in Mosul for the first time in more than three years when a church in Iraq’s second city opened its doors for Christmas Midnight Mass. Up to the last minute, plans for the service at Mar ...

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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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General Audience: Holy Mass is the prayer “par excellence”

Reading: Luke 11,1-4 [1] He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” [2]He said to them, “When you ...

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Cardinal Amato presides at Beatification Mass for Sr Rani Maria

(Vatican Radio) Martyred Indian Sister Rani Maria, who was slain by an assassin 22 years ago in central India, was proclaimed a Blessed at a beatification ceremony during Holy Mass in Indore, in central India’s Madhya Pradesh state on Saturday, ...

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Pope Mass: Enter into the mystery of Jesus

(Vatican Radio) The centre of the mystery of Jesus Christ is that he “loved me” and “gave himself” up to death, for me. Those were the Pope’s words at Mass at Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday morning, which he said ...

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Homily of Pope Francis’Canonization Mass for 35 new saints

(Vatican Radio) Inviting all faithful to practice Christian love every day, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, holding them up as models who “point the way”. To the over 35,000 pilgrims gathered in ...

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Visit Bologna: Homily at Mass

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis concluded his Pastoral Visit to the cities of Cesena and Bologna with a Solemn Mass in the Dall’Ara Stadium of Bologna. In his homily, for what he called “the first Sunday of the Word,” Pope Francis ...

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Pope at Mass celebrates archangels who accompany us on our journey

(Vatican Radio) Celebrating the feast day of the three archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Pope Francis said we share their vocation “cooperating together in God’s salvific design”. Speaking during the homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta, he reflected ...

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