Category Archives: World Youth Day

The right to die bill is really a right to kill. It must not pass

Tomorrow the House of Lords will debate the Assisted Dying Bill.  The Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis defines this Bill thus: While I appreciate the honest and empathetic intentions that have led Lord Falconer to propose, and others to support, the … Continue reading

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A memorable press conference

From Dr Robert Moynihan: July 29, 2013, Monday  Pope Francis gave a memorable press conference yesterday on the airplane which brought him back from Brazil to Rome. Speaking to journalists for about 80 minutes, Francis was startlingly candid on many … Continue reading

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The Holy Father: Concluding Mass for WYD – full text. “Go, do not be afraid, and serve”

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the concluding Mass of World Youth Day on the beachfront of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro in the presence of over 3 million people Please find the full text of his homily below: … Continue reading

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Teenager crosses South America on foot to see Pope

By Estefania Aguirre Facundo (center) traveled across South America on foot to attend World Youth Day. Credit: Estefania Aguirre/CNA. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 26, 2013 / 05:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Unable to afford transportation, a teenage boy traveled 1,829 miles … Continue reading

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The Pope addresses young people on Copacabana Beach (AP) Vatican City, 26 July 2013 (VIS) – One million young people on the beach at Copacabana greeted the Pope yesterday afternoon (6 p.m. local time, 9 p.m. Rome time) at his … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ homily at the Marian Shrine of Aparecida

“Always know in your heart that God is by your side; he never abandons you! Let us never lose hope! Let us never allow it to die in our hearts!”  Catherine Harmon Crowds gather for Pope Francis’ Mass at the … Continue reading

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Pope’s Address to Journalists Aboard the Papal Flight to Brazil (Full text)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, July 23, 2013  – Yesterday morning, in the course of his plane trip to Brazil, on the occasion of the WYD of Rio de Janeiro, the Holy Father Francis met with the journalists aboard the Papal … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 9 July 2013 (VIS) – According to a decree made public today and signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, respectively penitentiary major and regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Pope Francis will grant Indulgence … Continue reading

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A short film about Pope (Emeritus) Benedict’s life

This is a short film my teenage son put together as a sort of personal tribute to our beloved Pope Emeritus.

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