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Expressing his condolences to the victims of the terror attack in London on Wednesday, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the Archbishop of Westminster, where He promised prayers and spiritual closeness to the grieving families, as well as his spiritual solidarity with the whole people. “Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and ...read more
A statement released from the Holy See Press Office after the meeting said Pope Francis asked God's forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious. ...read more
A reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent It can be difficult to imagine what life would be like if we were born blind. How would we function? How would we perceive the world? But is physical blindness the only form of blindness? Is it the worst form of blindness? The Fourth Sunday of Lent ...read more
We begin in Rome today, where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. This morning, Pope Francis spoke about Hope and reflected on two words in the Scriptures: Encouragement and Steadfastness. He said that Christians, given strength by the Lord, are called to spread these words, especially to those who are struggling. ...read more
Yesterday in Rome, Pope Francis received the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, in a private audience at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace during which he asked for God’s forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 genocide. Pope Francis went on to, “conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy ...read more
Pope Francis today released his 2017 Lenten Message for World Youth Day, in anticipation for World Youth Day Panama 2019. Below, find the full text of his address: ...read more