Pope Francis on Saturday continued the long-standing papal tradition of celebrating the Vespers for the first Sunday of Advent with the students and educators of Rome’s universities. Hundreds filled St. Peter’s Basilica for the service, which includes the handing over of an icon of Mary, Seat of Wisdom, “patron of university students,” from a Brazilian to a French delegation. The icon, by renowned iconographer Fr.…
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Pope Francis said on Sunday that the day will come when nations will live in peace. He said it will be a great day in which weapons will be dismantled and transformed into instruments of work: “What a great day it will be”. And this, Pope Francis said, is possible. "Let’s put a bet on hope,” he continued “on hope for peace, and peace will…
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