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    30 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Pope thanks United Bible Societies for their work
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday thanked members of the United Bible Societies for their “patient, attentive, fraternal, competent and faithful” work. The Pope was receiving them in audience in the Vatican after having been presented with the new Italian version of the Bible, an inter-confessional translation in current Italian, fruit of the collaboration between the United Bible Societies Italian branch, and the ELLEDICI Publishing House.
  • 30 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Holy See: World needs a revitalized United Nations capable of action in Syria, Iraq
    (Vatican Radio) The conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine demand a revitalized United Nations where member states put their responsibility to protect persecuted peoples above personal interests and thoroughly apply international law. This is according to the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who was speaking on Monday at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. Cardinal Parolin, said the blood of the many Christians and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria, demands th
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    30 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Family is theme for 2015 Social Communications Day
    (Vatican Radio) The theme for the 2015 World Day for Social Communications is Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love. The theme World Communications Day 2015 follows in continuity with the previous year’s message. At the same time, the topic fits into the context of the central theme of the next two synods on the family.
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    30 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Pope at Santa Marta: The angels defend us
    (Vatican Radio) The angels battle Satan for the destiny of mankind and win. They defend and custody the greatest mystery of the Church, God-made-Man. Even though in Satan often presents “humanistic explanations” for his attacks on mankind. This was the focus of Pope Francis homily at Mass Monday morning at Casa Santa Marta, marking the Feast of the Holy Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.
  • 29 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Pope Francis tweets on twitter
    Pope Francis tweeted on September 27 and wrote: There is the tendency to place ourselves and our ambitions at the center of our lives. This is very human, but it is not Christian.
  • 29 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Pope Francis: Bl. Alvaro of Opus Dei a model of holiness
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent a letter to the leader of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, to mark the beatification of the first successor to Opus Dei’s holy founder, St. Josemaría Escrivá de Beleaguer. Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid on Saturday to participate in the beatification Mass for the Servant of God, Álvaro del Portillo, which was celebrated by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato.