Bangui - "It is important to re-create the conditions of harmonious coexistence, in the interest of each one of us and of our beloved nation, by taking courageous measures, with the help of the international community". This is the appeal launched by the Bishops of the Central African Republic in their message entitled "Let us rebuild our country together in peace", published on 8 January…
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God’s love is good beyond comprehension: it repairs the damage caused by our sins and errors; it makes whole our personal stories after they have been broken by sin; it heals all of history. This was the focus of Pope Francis in his homily at Mass on Monday morning in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican. The Holy Father concentrated his…
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The Vatican on Monday released the text of the letter Pope Francis wrote to the 19 men of the Church whom he will be elevating to the College of Cardinals in a February consistory. Pope Francis announced his decision to hold the February 22nd consistory and read out the names of the Cardinals-to-be at the Sunday Angelus in St. Peter’s Square. The letter, dated the…
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South Sudanese government officials and rebel leaders met in the Ethiopian capital on Tuesday to begin brokering a deal aimed at ending three weeks of fighting in South Sudan, which has killed at least 1,000 people and displaced another 200,000. The talks were supposed to begin in Addis Ababa a few days ago but they were held up by the demands of rebel groups that…
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Pope Francis has announced his upcoming trip to the Holy Land just one day after the 50th anniversary of the first ever papal trip to the region. Pope Paul VI began his visit – which included the main holy sites in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth – on January 4th 1964. This was the first journey outside Italy for a Pope who would eventually visit six…
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Pope Francis has told those in Religious Life to “wake up the world”, according to an article appearing in La Civiltà Cattolica, the Rome-based Jesuit weekly. Editor Antonio Spadaro, SJ, has written an article recounting the private meeting last November between Pope Francis and the Union of Superiors General of religious men at the end of their 82nd General Assembly. The 15-page article (available in…
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