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Pope Francis on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, addressed Myanmar’s government authorities, civil societies, and the diplomatic corps in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, while on his Apostolic Visit to Myanmar. Please find below the official English translation of the Pope’s speech: Madam State Counsellor, Honourable Government and Civil Authorities, Your Eminence, My Brother Bishops, Distinguished ...read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, appeared on Al Jazeera English to discuss the significance of Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar, amid the the crisis that is currently facing the country. ...read more
First Sunday of Advent, Year B – December 3rd, 2017 This weekend the Church enters into the liturgical season of Advent. Christians proclaim that the Messiah has indeed come and that God’s reign is “at hand.” Advent does not change God. Advent deepens our longing and anticipation that God will do what prophets and the ...read more
Today is the first day the Pope’s 6-day trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Upon Arriva, he was greeted at the airport by the Apostolic Nuncio and the bishops. ...read more
Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and we begin getting ready for Christmas. I think we all know that Advent is the four week-period before Christmas. There are always four Sundays of Advent, but it’s not always four weeks. It depends what day of the week December 25th is. This year, the fourth ...read more
This week on a special edition of the SLHour we are in Panama, host of the next World Youth Day. Join us for a conversation with 3 young Panamanians as we take their pulse and look forward to the synod on young people and for World Youth Day 2019. Thanks to Radio Maria Panama for ...read more
In this video Fr. Rob Galea talks about the meaning of Advent. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more
Pope Francis’ message for the celebration of the 2018 World Day of Peace was released on Friday, November 24, 2017 during a press conference at the Holy See Press Office. The message entitled Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in search of Peace is divided into six sections with the first offering heartfelt good wishes ...read more
With the Pope’s apostolic trip to Asia next week, religious leaders of different faiths in Bangladesh are hoping that this Papal visit will promote the much-needed harmony and tolerance in the Muslim-majority nation. However, it's reported that many hard-line Muslim groups including the Hefazat-e-Islam, will protest if the pontiff says or does anything "unexpected and unacceptable" during his visit to their country next week. ...read more
At 17.30 this afternoon, at the Altar of the Cathedral of the Vatican Basilica, the Holy Father Francis will preside at a Prayer Celebration for Peace in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The following is the homily pronounced by the Pope during the celebration: ...read more