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Pope Commends AIC on 400th Anniversary #AIC400

Pope: 'a culture of mercy renews hearts and opens up to a new reality'  (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message of encouragement and thanks to members of the International Association of Charities (AIC) as it celebrates the 400th anniversary of the...

Parishioners in Charlotte Offer Trump Thousands of Flowers

A Vincentian parish in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently offered thousands of flowers as symbols of prayer that President Trump will have a change of heart and turn away from his plans to get tougher on undocumented immigrants. Father Vince Finnerty, CM serves as...

The Pope Video: Help for Persecuted Christians

Help for Persecuted Christians, which is part of "The Pope Video" series promoted by the Vatican, was released Thursday, March 2. In many parts of the world, there are Christians who are persecuted simply because of the fact that they are Christians. They need not...

Pope Francis and the Gifts of Lent

Is it that time already? Yes, it is! Lent is just a few weeks away and Pope Francis has released his thoughts for Lent and its gifts. “The Word Is a Gift. Other Persons Are a Gift” In Lent he invites us to: rediscover the gift of God’s word, be purified of the sin...
WYD Message  “Think Big! Open Your Hearts”

WYD Message “Think Big! Open Your Hearts”

Pope Francis to Young People: "Think Big! Open Your Hearts" Holy See Releases Pontiff's Message for the 29th World Youth Day Zenit.org writes "The Holy See today published Pope Francis’ message for the 29th World Youth Day (WYD), which will take place on Palm Sunday,...

Reading the signs of the times!

Reading the signs of the times!

Recent events have given new meaning to "reading the signs of the times" Francis conquers the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine   magazine. (See also Vatican Insider) Vatican graffiti! A bright colored mural of Francis in a Superman pose has appeared out of...

The quotable Pope … in images

The quotable Pope … in images

Edahn Small offers a visual presentation of 12 Inspiring Quotes from Pope Francis from 2013 on Economics, Spirituality, Abortion, Women, Politics, and Power. As the site says "you don't have to be religious to appreciate his refreshing outlook, compassion, and...

Pope’s visit to group occupying church

Pope’s visit to group occupying church

The Huffington Post tells the story of the impact of the Pope's visit to Tor Sapienza,  one of the Rome's roughest neighborhoods. Fifteen Italian families live in the deconsecrated church where the parish was previously located -- they occupied the building in October...

Pope Francis on state of the world

Pope Francis on state of the world

"It is now a long-established tradition that at the beginning of each new year the Pope meets the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See to offer his greetings and good wishes, and to share some reflections close to his heart as a pastor concerned for the joys...

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