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Pope Francis meets with sex abuse victims in Chile

Santiago, Chile, Jan 16, 2018 / 08:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met privately Tuesday with 6 victims of sexual abuse committed by priests in Chile, the papal spokesman has reported. The meeting had not been previously announced as a ...

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Why Pope Francis will visit Chile’s Araucania region

Temuco, Chile, Jan 10, 2018 / 03:03 pm (ACI Prensa).- Pope Francis will spend a day in Temuco, the capital of a Chilean region with a large indigenous population, during his Jan. 15-18 visit to the nation. The city’s bishop ...

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More than 2,500 young missionaries prepare for Pope Francis in Chile

Santiago, Chile, Jan 5, 2018 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Less than two weeks before Pope Francis will arrive for a pastoral visit to Chile, more than 2,500 college students were sent on mission to serve the country’s rural Catholic communities. ...

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Pope Francis: Year Opens in the Name of the Mother Mary

Devotion to Mary is not spiritual etiquette; it is a requirement of the Christian life. “The year opens in the name of the Mother,” Pope Francis said in his homily at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on January 1, 2018, ...

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Pope Francis: Fix Gaze on Mary

Mary Our Mother And Model

Pope Francis reminded the 40,000 visitors in St. Peter’s Square to keep their gaze fixed on Mary, during his address before praying the Angelus on January 1, 2018. “Let us fix our gaze on her, to take up again, under ...

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Pope Francis meets new president of Lutheran World Federation

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Thursday with the new president of the Lutheran World Federation, Nigerian Archbishop Musa Panti Filibus, focusing on common prayer as the key to Christian unity. Recalling his own visit to the Swedish cities of ...

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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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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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