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Pope Francis prays for victims of Sierra Leone mudslide

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Pope Francis prays for victims of Sierra Leone mudslide

- 2017-08-16 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has expressed his “closeness” to those who have loved ones in the tragic mudslide that struck Sierra Leone. A telegram signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin says the Holy Father is praying for all those who have died; and that he invokes “divine blessings of strength and consolation” on their grieving family and friends
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Pope Francis prays Angelus for Solemnity of the Assumption

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Pope Francis prays Angelus for Solemnity of the Assumption

- 2017-08-15 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis reflected on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Angelus on Tuesday. The feast of the Assumption, also known as Ferragosto, is an important religious and civil holiday in Italy, and thousands of faithful were present in St Peter’s Square to celebrate with the Holy Father. In his remarks, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel reading, which relates the meeting of Mary with Elizabeth, and records Mary’s triumphant song of praise, the Magnificat
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Pope at Audience: ‘Divine mercy is foundation of Christian hope’

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Pope at Audience: ‘Divine mercy is foundation of Christian hope’

- 2017-08-09 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian hope with pilgrims gathered in the Paul VI Hall for the Wednesday General Audience, saying that God’s mercy as embodied by Jesus both transforms us and renews our hope. In his address to pilgrims at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis spoke about God’s mercy and forgiveness as the driving force or the “motor” of Christian hope
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Pope Francis' catechesis at General Audience: English Summary

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Pope Francis' catechesis at General Audience: English Summary

- (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian hope at the Wednesday General Audience in the Paul VI Hall, reflecting on divine forgiveness as the "driving force of hope". Please find below the official English summary of the Pope's catechesis: In our continuing catechesis, we now consider God’s mercy as the driving force of Christian hope. When Jesus forgives the sinful woman, his action causes scandal, because it overturns the dominant attitude of the time
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Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article

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Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article

- President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board is asking Pope Francis for meetings with him and other high-level Vatican officials to discuss “efforts to divide evangelicals and Catholics.” The request comes a few weeks after two of Francis’ closest allies published a critical article about the shared political activism of conservative evangelicals and Catholics, saying it has “an ideology of conquest.” The piece attracted wide attention because of the connection that the authors — an Italian Catholic priest and an Argentine Presbyterian pastor — have to the pope and because of its range: It disparaged everything from conservative evangelicalism and prosperity gospel to the popular idea that the United States is blessed by God
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Pope Francis to highlight Rohingya plight in first papal visit to Burma

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Pope Francis to highlight Rohingya plight in first papal visit to Burma

- ACCORDING to Catholic media outlets, Pope Francis will undertake the first papal visit to Burma (Myanmar) in November, where he will focus on promoting the rights of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community. While news of the papal visit has not been officially announced, leaks from sources in the Vatican have confirmed a planned historical visit to Burma and Bangladesh, reported the Union of Catholic Asian News on Monday
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Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article

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Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article

- President Trump’s evangelical advisory board is asking Pope Francis for meetings with him and other high-level Vatican officials to discuss “efforts to divide evangelicals and Catholics.” The request comes a few weeks after two of Francis’s closest allies published an extremely critical article about the shared political activism of conservative evangelicals and Catholics, saying it has “an ideology of conquest.” The piece attracted wide attention because of the connection that the authors — an Italian Catholic priest and an Argentine Presbyterian pastor — have to the pope and because of its range: It disparaged everything from conservative evangelicalism and prosperity gospel to the popular idea that the United States is blessed by God
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Pope sends video message to Church in Peru

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Pope sends video message to Church in Peru

- 2017-08-07 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a video message to Catholics in Peru, ahead of his planned pastoral visit there next January. The short video message was published on the website of the archdiocese of Lima by Archbishop Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne. In the message Pope Francis talks about the wealth of human resources that characterize the past and present of the Church in the South American nation
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Pope Francis sends letter to papal envoy at Oscar Romero centenary

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Pope Francis sends letter to papal envoy at Oscar Romero centenary

- 2017-08-05 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a letter to his special envoy at the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, Cardinal Andrello Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago de Chile. Cardinal Ezzati was chosen to represent Pope Francis at the centenary celebrations in San Salvador, El Salvador, which take place on 15 August. He will be accompanied at the event by Msgr
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Pope Francis sends letter to interfaith prayer meeting in Japan

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Pope Francis sends letter to interfaith prayer meeting in Japan

- 2017-08-03 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a letter to the 30th Prayer Meeting on Mount Hiei in Kyoto, Japan, inviting all religions to “pray and work together for peace”. “It is my pleasure to send my cordial greetings to you and to the distinguished representatives of the different religious traditions,” he wrote. The Pope’s letter was delivered and read to participants by Cardinal John Tong Hon, Bishop-emeritus of Hong Kong
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Pope Francis at Audience: Remember the day of your Baptism

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Pope Francis at Audience: Remember the day of your Baptism

- 2017-08-02 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday resumed his General Audiences, after they were suspended during the month of July for a summer break. The Holy Father once more took up the theme of Christian Hope, focusing on the Sacrament of Baptism, the Gateway of Hope. In his catechesis, Pope Francis spoke about several aspects of the Baptismal liturgy
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Pope Francis: weekly General Audience summary

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Pope Francis: weekly General Audience summary

- 2017-08-02 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held a General Audience on Wednesday, August 2nd, the first of his weekly appointments with pilgrims and tourists after their suspension for the month of July. The Holy Father continued his series of catechetical reflections on Christian hope, this Wednesday focusing on the Sacrament of Baptism, which he described as the “gateway to hope”
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Pope Francis at Angelus: Gospel joy opens hearts

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Pope Francis at Angelus: Gospel joy opens hearts

- 2017-07-30 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Ahead of the Sunday Angelus prayer with pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis shared a reflection on two of the three parables from the 13 chapter of the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, which were read during Mass on Sunday. Click below to hear our report. Focusing exclusively on the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl of great price, the Holy Father said, “This day, we are exhorted to contemplate the joy of the farmer,” who sells all he has in order to purchase the field wherein he had hidden the treasure he discovered, “and of the merchant,” who sells all he had in order to purchase the pearl of great price
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Pope's choir launches US tour as it seeks to recapture glory

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Pope's choir launches US tour as it seeks to recapture glory

- VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's Sistine Chapel Choir is embarking on its first U.S. tour in 30 years, hoping to show audiences in New York, Washington and Detroit that it has abandoned the habits that earned it a reputation as the "Sistine Screamers." The group of 20 adults and 30 boys, colloquially known as the "Pope's Choir," is the world's oldest choir
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The Latest: Vatican: Too late to start care for Charlie Gard

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The Latest: Vatican: Too late to start care for Charlie Gard

- LONDON (AP) - The Latest on the court hearing on critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local): A Vatican pediatric hospital says experimental therapy "could have been an opportunity" to help Charlie Gard, but it was too late to start care for the critically ill baby. Bambino Gesu hospital had offered to treat the 11-month-old while his parents were trying to persuade British courts to tell a London hospital to release the boy for treatment in the United States
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Vatican turns off fountains as Rome gasps in drought

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Vatican turns off fountains as Rome gasps in drought

- VATICAN CITY: Vatican authorities began on Monday to turn off some 100 fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces in St. Peter's Square, due to a prolonged drought affecting the tiny city state and the city of Rome which surrounds it. Suffocating summer heat has followed two years of lower-than-average rainfall in Rome, forcing the Italian capital to close drinking fountains and consider the prospect of water rationing
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Pope calls for dialogue and moderation after Jerusalem violence

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Pope calls for dialogue and moderation after Jerusalem violence

- VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday he was alarmed by the recent violence in Jerusalem and called for dialogue and moderation to help restore peace. "I am following with trepidation the grave tension and violence of recent days in Jerusalem. I feel the need to express a heartfelt call for moderation and dialogue," the pope told pilgrims gathered under blazing sunshine in St Peter's Square
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  • Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article
    Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article

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    President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board is asking Pope Francis for meetings with him and other high-level Vatican officials to discuss “efforts to divide evangelicals and Catholics.” The request comes a few weeks after two of Francis’ closest allies published a critical article about the shared political activism of conservative evangelicals and Catholics, saying it has “an ideology of conquest.” The piece attracted wide attention because of the connection that the authors — an Italian Catholic priest and an Argentine Presbyterian pastor — have to the pope and because of its range: It disparaged everything from conservative evangelicalism and prosperity gospel to the popular idea that the United States is blessed by God
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  • Pope Special Olympics: be a heartbeat for the world
    Pope Special Olympics: be a heartbeat for the world

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    2017-02-16 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday meeting with a delegation from the Special Olympics International in the Vatican, said they were “a sign of hope for all who commit themselves to a more inclusive society.” This March the Special Olympics World Winter Games, takes place in Styria, Austria and on Thursday Pope Francis met a delegation from the Special Olympics International telling them “you will be,
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  • Vatican's children's hospital offers to take in Charlie Gard after Pope intervenes in terminally-ill tot's case
    Vatican's children's hospital offers to take in Charlie Gard after Pope intervenes in terminally-ill tot's case

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    The Vatican's children's hospital has offered to take in terminally-ill baby boy Charlie Gard. Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome has asked Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) if the tot could be transferred, president Mariella Enoc confirmed. Her intervention comes after tweeted his support for the little boy, who has been at the centre of a lengthy legal battle involving his parents and doctors at the central London hospital
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  • Vatican, Rome's Jewish Museum, team up for first joint show - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
    Vatican, Rome's Jewish Museum, team up for first joint show - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

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    By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press ROME (AP) - The museums of the Vatican and Rome's ancient Jewish community are hosting their first joint exhibit, building on decades of improved Catholic-Jewish relations following centuries of mistrust. The focus of the exhibit opening in May will be the menorah, the seven-armed candelabrum described in the Jewish Torah and depicted in Jewish, Catholic and secular art over the centuries. Through figurative art, the
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  • Pope Francis meet students who make prosthetic limbs
    Pope Francis meet students who make prosthetic limbs

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    2016-05-12 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday met with a group of high school students who are using 3D printers to create prosthetic limbs for child amputees in Africa. The students attend “L'Istituto Massimo” in Rome, which offers courses on 3D printing. The “Crowd4Africa” project uses bottle caps and other recycled material to create the prosthetics. The project was entirely created by children aged 7 to 19. The
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Travel & Recreation

  • Au Vatican, des double-cheeseburgers aussi pour les SDF
    Au Vatican, des double-cheeseburgers aussi pour les SDF

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    Le restaurant McDonald's dont l'ouverture à deux pas du Vatican a fait polémique ces derniers jours servira chaque lundi des repas pour les sans-abri de la place Saint-Pierre, a-t-on appris jeudi auprès d'une association partenaire. Alors que la colère grondait parmi les cardinaux et les restaurateurs du quartier, l'association Medicina sociale, qui fournit depuis un an une assistance médicale aux SDF de la zone, a appelé les gestionnaires du restaurant
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  • Vatican considers new legal doctrine to excommunicate mobsters
    Vatican considers new legal doctrine to excommunicate mobsters

    , independent.ie

    The meeting gathered 50 prosecutors, bishops, victims and UN officials for a day of talks. In a statement on Saturday, the Vatican said the need had come to develop a new legal doctrine for the Catholic Church about "excommunication for corruption and mafia association". Pope Francis has long fought against corruption, writing a short book about it as archbishop. And during a 2014 visit to one of Italy's mafia strongholds, Francis told mobsters they were excommunicated
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  • Trump given Pope's climate change essay in Vatican meeting
    Trump given Pope's climate change essay in Vatican meeting

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    Donald Trump: Pope Francis gives climate change essay to President in Vatican meeting US President Donald Trump has met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, promising not to forget the pontiff's message after a half-hour discussion and an exchange of gifts. Key points: The meeting was awkward but not openly hostile Mr Trump promised to read the Pope's writings on peace and conservation The two men have clashed on racial, religious and environmental issues Mr Trump and the Pope have expressed opposing views in the past on issues such as immigration and climate change, and the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year
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