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  • 22 Oct 2014 | Church and World
    Pope at Audience: The Church, the Body of Christ
    (Vatican Radio) Divisions, jealousies, misunderstandings and marginalization do not help the Church to grow as the Body of Christ, they shatter it into many pieces, they dismember it. Instead we should remember that we – as the Body of Christ – are called to appreciate the gifts and the quality of others in our communities.
  • 21 Oct 2014 | Church and World
    Pope Francis’ visit to Turkey in November: Official Programme released
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will make an apostolic visit to Turkey from November 28th to the 30th during which he will travel to the cities of Ankara and Istanbul. The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, issued a statement on Tuesday confirming the visit and giving details of the Pope’s programme. Father Lombardi said the Pope’s visit to Turkey follows invitations extended to him by the Turkish President, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, ...
  • 21 Oct 2014 | Church and World
    Pope: “united in God, we are not nameless islands”
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday said “a Christian is a person who knows how to wait for Jesus cultivating a solid hope in Salvation." He was speaking during his homily at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta. Reflecting on the Gospel of Luke and on St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, the Pope said the people of God is united in Christ, thanks to Him has a name, and goes beyond every enmity.
  • 20 Oct 2014 | Church and World
    Pope Francis speech at the conclusion of the Synod
    (Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey. Below, Pope Francis' address to the Synod Fathers:
  • 20 Oct 2014 | Church and World
    At closing Mass for the Synod Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the Closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. During the Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, the Holy Father beatified his predecessor, Pope Paul VI, whom he described as a “great Pope,” a “courageous Christian” and a “tireless apostle.” (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the Closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. During the Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, the Holy Father beatified his ...
  • 17 Oct 2014 | Church and World
    Pope Francis on World Food Day: the hungry are people and not numbers
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says in order to defeat global hunger we need to change our development policies and the global trade rules and end speculation in the name of the “god of profit”. His comments came in a message sent to Jose Graziano da Silva, Director General of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, marking World Food Day on October 16th. Quoting from his encyclical Evangelii Gaudium, the Pope denounced in his message "the huge amount of food wasted" in our world and ...