Video. (Rome Reports). During the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis spoke about the miracle of multiplication of the five loaves of bread and two fish for the multitudes in the Gospel of Matthew. He commented that this parable was an example of not only His [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). During the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis focused his entire speech on the parable of the Good Samaritan about a man who was robbed and beaten. Two men passed the dying man on the road and did nothing. In contrast, a third [...]
Tags: Charity, Faith, Generosity, Church, Piety, Dignity, God, Angelus, Pope Francis, mercy
Video. (Rome Reports). During the Angelus, Pope Francis painfully recalled the attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka, in which over 150 people lost their lives at the hands of terrorists.
"I clinch my closeness to the relatives of the victims and the wounded in the [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports).Pope Francis moved refugees to the center of his preaching, when he made this group sit next to him during the weekly general audience.
He preached about one of the miracles of Christ. It was the healing of a leper who approaches Jesus, [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports).
There are two types of people to whom the Pope has no trouble stopping the pope mobile and getting down to greet them: children and the elderly.
At the general audience, he brought several children up with him on the popemobile and then [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). During the general audience, the Pope explained why Christ took mercy "to its fullest.”
He said that His whole life, He put himself "in the line of sinners,” alongside them, in order to show his compassion for the human condition. Therefore, he stressed, [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). In our continuing catechesis for this Holy Year of Mercy, we now conclude our treatment of the Old Testament with a consideration of Psalm 51, the Miserere.
This Psalm is traditionally seen as King David’s prayer for forgiveness following his sin with [...]
Tags: Faithfulness, God, Penance, Forgiveness, Pope Francis
During the Angelus, the Pope welcomed the ceasefire in Syria, and said he expected it to allow the arrival of humanitarian aid to the country and open the path of dialogue between the warring parties.
He knows that the solution in Syria will alleviate the situation [...]
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What is mortification? It is a Christian practice that brings us closer to Jesus Christ, who suffered and died on the Cross for love of all men and women. Mortification means making little renunciations, whether internal or external, for love of God, in order to [...]
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In his homily, the Pope reviewed the history of St. Juan Diego and the Virgin of Guadalupe. The Mother of God chose a humble Indian to send her message to the Mexican land.
"Just as she made herself present to little Juan, [...]
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