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  • 30 Jan 2015 | Church and World
    Pope to Oriental Orthodox: common witness of suffering
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday received the participants in a meeting - this week - of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.
    Below, the Holy Father's remarks.
  • 30 Jan 2015 | Church and World
    Pope Francis: Christians' two parameters: memory and hope
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis warned that lukewarm Christians who’ve lost the memory and enthusiasm of their first encounter with Christ are in grave danger of letting the devil into their homes. Christians, he explained, must always retain that memory of their first meeting with Christ and their hope in Him to help them go forward with the courage of their faith. The Pope’s words came at his morning Mass on Friday (January 30th) celebrated at the Santa Marta residence.
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  • 29 Jan 2015 | Church and World
    Pope: No to ecclesial elites who privatize the faith
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says ecclesial elites who form cliques and scorn others are privatizing the faith and not following the way of Jesus. His words came during his homily at morning Mass on Thursday (29th January) celebrated in the Santa Marta residence.
    The Pope’s homily was a reflection on the need for Christians to follow Jesus in the way that He wants and not to follow incorrect models such as privatizing our faith.
  • 29 Jan 2015 | Church and World
    Pope Francis tweets on twitter
    Pope Francis tweeted today and wrote: True love does not pay attention to the evil it suffers. It rejoices in doing good.
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    28 Jan 2015 | Church and World
    General Audience: Pope focuses on role of father in family life
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis called on fathers to be present in the lives of their children pointing out that the absence of a ‘father figure’ can have grave consequences.
  • 27 Jan 2015 | Church and World
    Pope Francis: We must ask God for the desire to do His will
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says we need to pray to God every day for the grace to understand His will, to follow it and to carry it out fully. This was the core message of his homily at the morning Mass on Tuesday at the Santa Marta residence.