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Pope at Audience: ‘We Are All Beggars before God’

By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis begins a new series of catechesis during the General Audience on the theme of prayer and invites the faithful never to suffocate that cry for hope and salvation. Taking inspiration from the Gospel episode of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar from Jericho who is able to see again after making a profession of faith in Jesus, ...

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China Makes Donations to Vatican Pharmacy

. . . Director of Holy See Press Office Announces in Holy Thursday Statement “In these days donations of health supplies from China have arrived in the Vatican Pharmacy…” The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, revealed this in an April 10 statement. The Red Cross Society of China and the Hebei Jinde Charities Foundation were the ...

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Pope at Mass: Beware of ‘Slippery Slide’ Toward Worldliness

In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis warns against letting our hearts wander unwittingly into apostasy. Pope Francis reflected on the First Reading (1 Kgs 11:4-13), which tells of the “apostasy of Solomon” as he turns away from the Lord in his old age. “When Solomon was old his wives had turned his ...

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Church in Poland Thanks Pope Francis for Querida Amazonía

By Vatican News The President of the Polish Bishops Conference writes to Pope Francis to thank him for his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Querida Amazonía”, on “the beloved Amazon region”. The president of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, has expressed his gratitude to Pope Francis for the Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonía, which, he says, “arose in the heart of ...

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Pope Francis: Future Holy See Diplomats Will Spend a Year on Mission

Pope Francis sends a letter to the President of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, announcing that whoever enters the Vatican’s diplomatic service will be asked to carry out a 12-month missionary experience in a diocese. Pope Francis has introduced a year of missionary experience into the curriculum of those preparing to enter service in the Holy See’s diplomatic corps. The Pope ...

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There is no Humility without Humiliation -Pope Francis

By Robin Gomes Commenting on the day’s Gospel, Pope Francis exhorts Christians to follow the path of humiliation as indicated by Jesus and John. He also urges pastors not to give in to worldliness, to the “temptation to climb”. Don’t be “afraid of humiliation”. Let us ask the Lord to send us “some” to “make us humble”, so we can ...

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