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Pope at Angelus: At Mass we anticipate heaven on earth

Pope Francis reflects on Christ’s Eucharistic discourse during the Angelus on Sunday “Going to Mass and receiving Communion” is very important, Pope Francis said at Sunday’s Angelus, “because to receive Communion is to receive this living Christ, who transforms us interiorly, and prepares us for heaven.” The Holy Father based his reflection on Sunday’s Gospel […]

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The African Church has every reason to celebrate SECAM

Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Cape Coast in Ghana has said that the Church in Africa has a lot to thank God for, notwithstanding challenges and negative perceptions. The Archbishop is an executive member of SECAM. 29 July is SECAM Day. SECAM stands for the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar. This week, SECAM […]

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‘Unity is possible in Eastern Africa’

Bishop Bernardin Francis Mfumbusa appreciates the theme chosen for the 19th Plenary Assembly for the Association for Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa: Vibrant Diversity, Equal Dignity, Peaceful Unity in God in the AMECEA Region. Challenges of diversity in East Africa He explained in an interview with Fr Paul Samasumo that “there are a lot […]

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WMOF: Gospel of the Family, Joy for the World

Pope Francis arrives in Ireland on August 25 where he will participate in the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) based on the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”, a theme Pope Francis himself chose. The IX World Meeting of Families begins on Tuesday, August 21st with an opening ceremony including the […]

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Memories of St John Paul II visit to Ireland

It has been nearly forty years since Saint John Paul II came to Ireland, kissing the ground after touching down at Dublin airport on an autumn day in September 1979.>/p> As Pope Francis prepares for his own apostolic visit for the World Meeting of Families, many Irish people have been sharing their memories of the […]

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Pope prays for victims of Kerala floods

At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of the flooding in the Indian state of Kerala. “In recent days,” he noted, “the inhabitants of Kerala have been harshly struck by intense rains, which have caused flooding and landslides, with heavy loss of human life, with many people missing and displaced, with extensive […]

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