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Let’s begin in Rome today where the Pope sent a personal message and greeting for the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In his message to the participants of the internationally acclaimed World forum, Pope Francis noted that the theme of this year’s conference: “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”, ...read more
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – January 28th, 2018 At the beginning of Mark’s story of the Son of God, we read of the calling of the first disciples (1:16-20) and the confrontation with evil (1:21-28). The calling, influenced by the compelling calls of the prophets (e.g., Isaiah 6:1-13; Jeremiah 1:14-19), is a ...read more
On the flight back to Rome, Pope Francis spoke to journalists and apologized to victims of clergy sex abuse, saying that he unknowingly wounded them by the way he defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse. ...read more
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently met with Father Thomas Rosica at the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation headquarters in Toronto. Father Rosica is CEO of the foundation and a priest of the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers). Kullervo Hynynen, the Toronto Ontario Stake president, presented Father Rosica ...read more
In this video, Vivian Cabrera gives us a personal reflection on the importance of the Hail Mary prayer, a prayer that she explains, “Has such a strong meaning, and goes far deeper than you can imagine.” Filmed at the Basilica of the Annunciation, this reflection explores the deeper meanings of the Hail Mary prayer; a ...read more
Pope Francis’ Homily for the Final Mass of his Apostolic Visit: Jan. 21, Las Palmas Air Base, Lima, Peru: “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you” (Jon 3:2). With these words the Lord spoke to Jonah and directed him to set out towards that great ...read more
Dear Brother Bishops, Thank you for the kind words addressed to me by the Cardinal Archbishop of Lima and the President of the Episcopal Conference in the name of all present. I have looked forward to being here with you. I recall with pleasure your visit ad limina last year. These days I have spent ...read more
Dear young people, I am pleased to be here with you. These meetings are very important for me, especially in this year of preparation for the Synod on young people. Your faces, your questions and your lives are important for the Church and we need to give them the importance they deserve. We must also ...read more
God our Father, through Jesus Christ you founded your Church on the rock of the Apostles, that, guided by the Holy Spirit she may be a sign and instrument of your love and mercy in the world: we thank you for the gifts you have bestowed upon our Church in Lima. that, guided by the ...read more
Dear Sisters from different monasteries of contemplative life: How good it is to be here in this Shrine of the Lord of Miracles, visited so often by Peruvians, to ask his grace so that he will show us his closeness and mercy! He is “the light that guides, that illumines us with his divine love”. ...read more