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Our differences make the Church beautiful: Pope Francis during General Audience

October 9, 2013. (Romereports.com) The rain and clouds showed up, along with thousands of pilgrims, to Wednesday's General Audience with Pope Francis. But it didn't keep him from making his way around the crowd, under the rain, but always with a smile. POPE FRANCIS “It's [...]
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Pope's General Audience: The Church is Holy despite the sins of its members

During his general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis talked about contradictions. He explained that the Church is holy, despite the sins and flaws of its members, including that of popes. He explained that people don't make the Church holy, but [...]
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Pope Francis announces canonization date of John Paul II and John XXIII

(romereports.com). Pope Francis has announced that he will canonize both John Paul II and John XXIII, on April 27th, 2014. The date is quite symbolic. It coincides with the Feast Day of Divine Mercy, which has a strong connection to John Paul II. The Polish [...]
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Audience: Our Church unity and diversity is a God-given gift

(romereports.com) During his catechesis for Wednesday's General Audience, Pope Francis explained that unity is the fundamental aspect that defined the Church. The Pope added that the rich diversity of cultures within the Church is an example of how we can overcome differences through the shared [...]
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Pope asks Catholics to join in prayer to UN's International Day of Peace

(Romereports.com) Peace is once again Pope Francis' main concern. He asked every Catholic to pray on September 21, the United Nations' International Day for Peace. The World Council of Churches has made the same request. The Pope encouraged Catholics to take an active [...]
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Pope's General Audience: The Church is our Mother. She gives us life and accompanies us

(Romereports.com)During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis described the Church as a Mother. He explained that just like a parent, the Church gives life, nourishes and accompanies her children throughout life. Reflecting on this powerful bond, the Pope then added that part of the relationship [...]
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Pope: Angelus appeal for peace

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Hello! Today, dear brothers and sisters, I wish to make add my voice to the cry which rises up with increasing anguish from every part of the world, from every people, from the heart of each person, from the one great family which [...]
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Pope's General Audience: "Nobody is useless in the Church, we are all equal"

June 26, 2013. (Romereports.com) As he led his last general audience before heading out to his summer vacation, Pope Francis explained that the Church should be considered like a 'Temple.' The Pope said that all Christians play a fundamental role in this. Therefore, no one, [...]
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Pope calls for Christian Unity during general audience

(romereports.com) With Rome's intense summer heat, Pope Francis made his way to St. Peter's Square, blessing children along the way. He even gave a baseball cap to a child to protect him from the high temperatures. During his catechesis, Pope Francis described the Church as [...]
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The New Evangelization, the Priest and the Challenge of Secular Morality

Text of the message sent by His Eminence Cardinal Sarah to a conference for priests held in Thornycroft Hall (Manchester, UK) in March 2013. The Cardinal had been due to deliver this lecture but was unable to attend because of the Conclave. "Since last October 11th, [...]
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