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Message of Pope Francis for the 50th World Day of Peace

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Statement of the Holy See on the Adoption of the SDGs

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European Bishops hold Assemby in the Holy Land urginig support for Christians

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THE CHALLENGES FOR THE FAMILY INT THE 21st CENTURY. VOCATION AND MISSION

 

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Francis Pope Stresses the importance of women's contribution in the world of work and in theological research

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Extraordinary Synod of the Family

We are delighted to note that the member of our Board from South Korea, Dr. Helen Kyung Soo Kwon will be serving as an advisor to this Extraordinay Synod. Also present will be Jeanette Touré, President of our member organisation from the Cote d'Ivoire and a candidate for the Board and the Past President of our member organisation from Italy and his wife Francesco Miano and Giuseppina De Simone

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World   Day of Peace (January 1st)

"Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters" will be the title of the Message for the 48th World Day of Peace, the second of the papacy of Pope Francis.

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The Syrian Monastery of Mar Behnam in the hands of the militia of the "Islamic Caliphate"

While in Iraq many Christians are obliged to leave their houses, belongings  and go away, there is in the world a “disturbing passivity due to what is happening in that area”.

Let’s continue praying for those persecuted people  and for all situations of tension and conflicts in the world.

“May the God of peace arouse in all an authentic desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence cannot be overcome with violence. Violence is overcome with peace” (Pope Francis Angelus July 20th)

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Church as defender of immigrants and refugees

Keynote Address by His Eminence Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa and President of Caritas Internationalis at the National Migration Conference, Washington D.C.,July 7, 2014

Thank you for the introduction and the warm welcome and thank you for this wonderful invitation to talk about something which affects us all – migration...

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Pope Francis' speech about the marriage

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning.

Today we conclude the series of catecheses on the Sacraments by speaking about Matrimony. This Sacrament leads us to the heart of God’s design, which is a plan for a Covenant with his people, with us all, a plan for communion...

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"Holy See to UN: No Need to Reinvent the Wheel; Family Is Solution to Poverty"

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The Pope urges action against human trafficking

Vatican City, 5 March 2014 (VIS) – Pope Francis has sent a message to the faithful in Brazil on the occasion of the annual Lenten “Fraternity Campaign”, which this year takes on the theme of “Brotherhood and human trafficking”, and whose slogan will be “For freedom Christ has set us free”.

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The pope writes a letter to families asking them to pray for the next synod

“Dear families,

With this letter, I wish, as it were, to come into your homes to speak about an event which will take place at the Vatican this coming October. It is the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which is being convened to discuss the theme of “pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization”.

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Archbishop reacts to UN report

 

Pope Francis met The Italian Women’s Centre

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis earlier today met with participants at a national conference sponsored by the Italian Women’s Centre, which is due to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its foundation in October of this year.

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Asia Bibi

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Pope Francis: hunger is a scandal

Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke out against the scourge of hunger saying that “the scandal that millions of people suffer from hunger must not paralyze us, but push each and every one of us to act: singles, families, communities, institutions, governments, to eliminate this injustice”.

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Pope François: no in the feigned brotherhood, in the false secularism and in the unique thought

In front of the Plenary meeting of the Papal Council(Advise) for the Interreligious Dialogue (in November 28th), the Pope calls back(reminds) the rules(rulers) of the dialogue with the other religions and with the State.

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The Jesuits: online courses for refugees

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A big heart open to God : Pope's interview

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Pope's speech for the Marian days, Roma, October the 12th, 2013

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Charter of the Rights of the Family – 1983-2013

 

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FRANCIS CONVENES EXTRAORDINARY SYNOD ON THE FAMILY FOR OCTOBER 2014

Vatican City, 8 October 2013 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today announced that Holy Father Francis has convened the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be held in the Vatican from 5 to 19 October 2014, on the theme “The pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation”.

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APPEAL FOR EGYPT by Fr. Ibrahim Faltas ofm

I am appealing to everyone to be united in prayer for the people of Egypt so that the violence by Egyptians themselves against their fellow countrymen may cease immediately.

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Welcoming the Stranger: Affirmations for Faith Leaders

The Permanent Mission of the Holy See in Geneva, Caritas lnternationalis, the International Catholic Migration Commission, and Jesuit Refugee Service jointly present for your consideration and action the document "Welcoming the Stranger: Affirmations for Faith Leaders."

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Encyclical Lumen Fidei

Pope Francis’ first encyclical entitled "Lumen fidei" or “The Light of Faith” was released Friday at a press conference in the Vatican. The document completes the trilogy of papal teachings on the three theological virtues, begun by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who issued his encyclicals "Deus Caritas Est" on Charity in 2005 and "Spe Salvi" on Hope in 2007.

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Pilgrimage of the Families

On 26 and 27 October families from around the world will come to Rome on pilgrimage to the Tomb of St. Peter. This event, sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family, is situated in the framework of the proposed initiatives for the Year of Faith, announced by Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus.

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Homily of Pope Francis “Evangelium vitae” Day

Saint Peter's Square  Sunday, 16 June 2013

…This celebration has a very beautiful name: the Gospel of Life. In this Eucharist, in the Year of Faith, let us thank the Lord for the gift of life in all its forms, and at the same time let us proclaim the Gospel of Life... Click here to conitnue reading

 


Defending life in politics part of New Evangelization, Cardinal Burke states

While the transformation of hearts is the most fundamental means of new evangelization regarding human life, Catholics and all persons of good will must be attentive to all laws, which safeguard the dignity of human life

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