"Let us begin this journey
of brotherhood in love, and mutual trust."

(Pope Francis first speech as pope)


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Compassion Unity

The throwaway culture

By on February 23, 2020

“No amount of ‘peace-building’ will be able to last, nor will harmony and happiness be attained, in a society that ignores, pushes to the margins, or excludes a part of itself; it loses something essential. We must never, never allow the throwaway culture to enter our hearts! … No…


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Faith Jesus Life Love

Service: The journey toward the Kingdom

By on February 23, 2020

“Crossing the threshold of faith means that we work out of a sense of dignity and see service as a vocation. It means we serve selflessly and are prepared to begin over time and time again without giving in to weariness — as if all that has been done…


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Failure

World Youth day 2016 – Opting for ease and convenience

By on February 23, 2020

It is very sad to pass through life without leaving a mark. But when we opt for ease and convenience, for confusing happiness with consumption, then we end up paying a high price indeed: we lose our freedom.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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Beliefs Holy Spirit

Open to the action of the Holy Spirit

By on February 22, 2020

Let us try asking ourselves: am I open to the action of the Holy Spirit? Do I pray to him to give me a elimination, to make me more sensitive to God’s things? This is a prayer we must pray every day: “Holy Spirit, make my heart open to…


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Desire Grace

The desire of our people to be anointed

By on February 22, 2020

What I want to emphasize is that we need constantly to stir up God’s grace and perceive in every request, even those requests that are inconvenient and at times purely material or downright banal – but only apparently so – the desire of our people to be anointed with…


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Church Environment Responsibility

Protect mankind from self-destruction

By on February 22, 2020

“destruction. The work of the Church seeks not only to remind everyone of the duty to care for nature, but at the same time “she must above all protect mankind from self-destruction”.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home: The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’


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Change Environment Growth Life People Unity

Have the courage to go against the tide

By on February 22, 2020

“Have the courage to go against the tide of this culture of efficiency, this culture of waste. Encountering and welcoming everyone, solidarity—a word that is being hidden by this culture, as if it were a bad word—solidarity and fraternity: these are what make our society truly human.”
― Pope…


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Beliefs Faith Forgiveness Jesus Mercy

Jesus spoke to all without distinction

By on February 22, 2020

He spoke to all without distinction: the great and the lowly, the rich young man and the poor widow, the powerful and the week; he brought God’s mercy and forgiveness; he healed, he comforted, he understood; he gave hope; he brought to all the presence of God who cares…


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Compassion Economic Justice

Sharing one’s wealth with the poor

By on February 22, 2020

“Not to share one’s wealth with the poor is to steal from them and to take away their livelihood. It is not our own goods which we hold, but theirs. – St John Chrysostom”
― Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel


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Courage Faith Jesus Love

Carried by God’s will even where we would rather not go

By on February 22, 2020

“In John’s Gospel, Jesus asks Peter three times to feed his flock, to feed it with his love, and he prophesies to him: “When you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go” (John…

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Pope Francis Tweets

Let us pray to the Lord that he may move hearts and that all may overcome the logic of confrontation, hatred and revenge in order to rediscover themselves as brothers, children of one Father. #Bari2020