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MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pope encourages French politicians to create a more human society

Francis met a group of French politicians and their bishops to build bridges

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ope Francis on Monday encouraged French politicians in their commitment to the common good by creating a more just, human and fraternal society, keeping in mind especially the needs of migrants and refugees.    Building bridges between people Meeting some 300 politicians, parliamentarians and their bishops from the Marseilles episcopal province, the Pope urged them to build bridges between people who find themselves in different social, economic, cultural...
MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Indian Catholic Church opposes euthanasia

India’s Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the right to die with dignity and allowing passive euthanasia

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ruling by the nation’s Supreme Court that allows euthanasia for the terminally ill has been criticized by India’s Catholic Church that says that the mark of good society is its ability and willingness to care for the most vulnerable of society. "The Church rejects any proposal concerning active euthanasia as well as passive euthanasia,” read a note signed by Father Stephen Fernandes, national secretary of the Office for Justice, Peace and Development of the...
MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pope calls for a ‘globalization of solidarity’

Francis visited the Sant'Egidio Community on 50th anniversary

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Pope Francis and Andrea Riccardi
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ope Francis has encouraged members of the Sant’Egidio Community to continue courageously in their mission to build bridges, keep dialogue open, stay close to the poor and the discarded, and pray for peace. The Pope’s words came on Sunday afternoon during a visit to the headquarters in Rome of the Community that is celebrating its 50th anniversary. During a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word inside the beautiful Santa Maria in Trastevere Basilica which the...
FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

24 Hours for the Lord: Chinese Catholics join the Pope

In mainland China is crowded with faithful of all ages since this morning

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espite being a working day, the parish of the Holy Trinity, in the city of Jiu Jiang, Jiang Xi province, in mainland China, is crowded with faithful of all ages since this morning, March 9th: not only for the morning mass, but also to celebrate the Way of the Cross, to approach the sacrament of Confession and for the Eucharistic Adoration. In this way the local community participates in the 24 Hours initiative for the Lord, in communion with the Pope and the universal Church. As Agenzia Fides...
FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pope Francis in the Baltic countries in September

Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to three Baltic States

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ope Francis will visit Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in September. The announcement was made on Friday by the Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See Press Office who said: “Welcoming the invitation of the respective heads of state and bishops, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Visit to the Baltic States from 22 to 25 September 2018, visiting the cities of Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania; Riga and Aglona in Latvia and Tallinn in Estonia. The...
FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pope to Migration Commission: dialogue to end suffering

Francis met the International Catholic Migration Commission

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n prepared remarks to members of the Commission in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Pope Francis expressed his thanks to them for their work carried out in the Church’s name to assist migrants and refugees in great need. The multiple projects initiated on five continents, he said represented “exemplary instances of the four verbs – welcome, defend, promote and integrate.” The Pope underlined that “today as in the past, liberating the poor, the oppressed and...
TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

‘24 Hours for the Lord’: a initiative with Pope Francis

Friday a penitential celebration presided over by Pope Francis

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Pope receives the Sacrament of Reconciliation
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ope Francis on Friday is to preside over the opening of the ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ with a penitential celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica. The annual event is organized and promoted by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. The 24 Hours for the Lord initiative is an opportunity for people to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A church in every diocese around the world will be open for 24 consecutive hours as part of the...
TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pope at Mass: God will forgive us only if we forgive others

During Mass on Tuesday, Francis focused on admitting our sinfulness and forgiving others

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od will forgive us only if we forgive others without any rancor. Delivering a homily during Mass Tuesday morning at the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta chapel, Pope Francis once more returned to one of his favourite themes -  forgiveness.  He warned about the danger of allowing ourselves to being enslaved by hatred.  He reminded Christians that the first requisite for being pardoned by God is to recognize ourselves as sinners. I have sinned Reflecting on the First...
MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

The faithful understand "Amoris laetitia"

An interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper: stop accusations of heresy

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Cardinal Kasper with Pope Francis
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s Cardinal Walter Kasper turns 85, the former President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity has written a new book published by the Italian publisher Queriniana. Entitled “Amoris laetitia’s Message. A brotherly discussion.” Cardinal Kasper and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, are together presenting the book in Rome. In view of the publication and presentation of the book, Cardinal Walter Kasper...
MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pope at Angelus: remove every form of idolatry

Lent is a time to remove every form of idolatry

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ope Francis addressed the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus on the 3rd Sunday of Lent with a reflection on how to avoid the temptation of seeking only to increase our own advantages and interests and to live for the glory of God. Reflecting on the Gospel reading of the day which narrates the episode in which Jesus drives the merchants and the money changers from the temple of Jerusalem, Pope Francis said the message contained in the reading...
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POPE' APOSTOLIC JOURNEY

Pope Francis in the Baltic countries in September

Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to three Baltic States
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MARCH 8TH

International Women's Day: more equality in Church

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Vatican’s Clementine Hall
MIGRATION

Pope to Migration Commission: dialogue to end suffering

Francis met the International Catholic Migration Commission