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The Holy Father: Mass; Respond to Jesus from the heart, and Angelus: Those who serve the truth serve Christ

(Vatican Radio) This morning, Pope Francis celebrated mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. About 40 apostolic nuncios, who remained in the Vatican after the Pope’s meeting with them on Friday, were present. Commenting on the Sunday Gospel from Luke, in … Continue reading

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General Audience May 1st – An appeal against slave labour.

(Vatican Radio) Marking the feast of St Joseph the Worker and World Labour Day this Wednesday May 1st, Pope Francis launched an urgent appeal to Christians and men and women of goodwill worldwide to take decisive steps to end slave … Continue reading

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The Holy Father speaks to the College of Cardinals: “I will be near to you”.

Vatican City, 28 February 2013 (VIS) – At 11:00am in the Clementine Hall, Benedict XVI greeted the College of Cardinals, whose dean, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, addressed a short farewell to the Pope on behalf of all those present. Dear beloved … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: A quiet space to talk to God

(Vatican Radio) Prayer, says Pope Benedict is our personal contact with God. Only this real, constant relationship gives us the strength to live every event, especially the most suffered moments of our lives. He urged people not to ‘takes holidays’ … Continue reading

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Blessed John Paul II: Great Britain 30 years on …

From News.va On the 28th May 1982 for the first time in history a Bishop of Rome set foot on English soil, four centuries since the break of the Church of England with Rome. That was thirty years ago and … Continue reading

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Regina Coeli: Christ is the vine, we are the branches

In his message for the Regina Coeli, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the Gospel for today, the Fifth Sunday of Easter. He recalled the words of Christ, who said, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine-grower.” … Continue reading

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Regina Caeli: Recognising the Risen Lord. The Holy Father’s reflections in Rome this morning.

Our ability to recognize the Risen Lord through His Word and in the Eucharist was the focus of Pope Benedict XVI’s Regina Caeli reflections this third Sunday of Easter. Speaking in French he said in the same way the Risen … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s wish list

“Each year the wish list gets longer and longer..its’ really a wonderful opportunity for the Pope and he responds throughout the world! He doesn’t restrict it” says Bishop Michael Bransfield of Charleston-Wheeling, West Virginia, President of the US charitable organisation … Continue reading

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Christ’s Holy Tunic venerated in Trier

On Friday of Easter Week, Pope Benedict XVI’s special envoy Cardinal Marc Ouellet, presided over a ceremony opening the pilgrimage to the Holy Tunic, preserved in the Cathedral of Trier in Germany. The relic, piously believed to be the ‘seamless … Continue reading

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Full text of the Holy Father’s homily for the Chrism Mass today in Rome.

Holy Father’s homily for the Chrism Mass:  Dear Brothers and Sisters, At this Holy Mass our thoughts go back to that moment when, through prayer and the laying on of hands, the bishop made us sharers in the priesthood of … Continue reading

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Papal press briefing en route to Mexico & sends greetings to H.M. The Queen and people of the United Kingdom.

En route to Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI spoke with journalists travelling with him aboard the Papal plane. Responding to a question regarding his spirits at the outset of the six-day visit to Latin America, especially in view of the first … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury’s address at Monte Cassino

  12 March 2012, St Gregory the Great, 604 Monks and Mission: a perspective from England The role of Benedictine monasticism in spreading the Christian gospel in Europe is too well-known to need much retelling. My purpose in these remarks … Continue reading

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Angelus: Violence never serves humanity.

“Violence never serves humanity – it only dehumanises.” This was the Pope’s message at Sunday’s Angelus address, as he commented upon the Gospel passage of the Purification of the Temple in front of several thousand pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s … Continue reading

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Renewing our relationship with God. The Holy Father’s reflection at the Angelus in Rome today.

“The season of Lent is a time to renew and strengthen our relationship with God through daily prayer, acts of penance, works of fraternal charity”, said Pope Benedict XVI this Sunday before reciting the midday Angelus prayer with thousands of … Continue reading

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Patriarch of Jerusalem Twal: Pastoral Message for Lent (full text)

Patriarch Twal : Our Lenten journey to Jerusalem This Wednesday, the Universal Church enters the liturgical period of Lent; the 40 days of fasting, prayer and almsgiving, that lead us towards Easter. In his message this year, Pope Benedict called … Continue reading

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