What Francis is telling religious

Listen to what the Pope has been telling religious… Be prophetic      “The church must be attractive. Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, acting, living! (Show) it’s possible to live differently in this world.” Have contact with...
Verbal difference between Francis and Benedict

Verbal difference between Francis and Benedict

According to the Huffington Post…Data journalist Chris Walker conducted a word frequency analysis on the first hundred speeches of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict to get a visual representation of their priorities. Francis clearly emphasized poverty and poor far...
Pope asks permission for a Bishop

Pope asks permission for a Bishop

Francis named Bishop Nunzio Galantino the new secretary of the Italian bishops’ conference while allowing him to serve part-time while remaining in his diocese. John Allen writes in a column in the National Catholic Reporter…. “A typical Francis...
Vatican news highlights of 2013

Vatican news highlights of 2013

In terms of Vatican news, 2013 was surely one of the most eventful years in living memory. Here are the highlights at a glance: — Feb. 11: Pope Benedict XVI announces that he will become the first pope in more than 600 years to resign. — Feb. 25: Cardinal...
The Francis list of resolutions

The Francis list of resolutions

The Philippine blog Rappler compiles 10 of the Pope’s most memorable quotes in the form of New Year’s resolutions. This is the Pope Francis list. 1. Don’t gossip. 2. Finish your meals. 3. Make time for others. 4. Choose the ‘more humble’...
Francis – Fraternity and Peace

Francis – Fraternity and Peace

“In this, my first Message for the World Day of Peace, I wish to offer to everyone, individuals and peoples, my best wishes for a life filled with joy and hope. In the heart of every man and woman is the desire for a full life, including that irrepressible longing for fraternity which draws us to fellowship with others and enables us to see them not as enemies or rivals, but as brothers and sisters to be accepted and embraced.”

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