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

(Pope Francis first speech as pope)


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Desire Grace

The desire of our people to be anointed

By on September 25, 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 Prayer

Remember this: the church is apostolic

By on September 11, 2020

Remember this: the church is apostolic because we pray – our first duty – and because we proclaim the gospel by our life and by our words.

– Pope Francis


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Beliefs Church Faith Idolatry Indifference Jesus Judgement People Pessimism Unity

Christians, be a little bit more normal

By on September 3, 2020

“How many times do we hear: ‘Come on, you Christians, be a little bit more normal, like other people, be reasonable!’ This is real snake charmer’s talk: ‘Come on, just be like this, okay? A little bit more normal, don’t be so rigid …’ But behind it is this:…


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Compassion Economic Justice

To work alongside the neediest

By on August 31, 2020

“To serve means to work alongside the neediest, first of all to establish a close human relationship with them, based on solidarity. Solidarity—this word elicits fear in the developed world. They try not to say it. It is almost a dirty word for them. But it’s our word!”
― Pope…


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Jesus Joy

Joy: a Christian can never be sad!

By on August 29, 2020

“And here the first word that I wish to say to you: joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but of having encountered a Person: Jesus,…


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Failure

World Youth day 2016 – Opting for ease and convenience

By on July 16, 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 Faith Hope Inspiration Love Sacraments

The importance of being close to Jesus

By on July 10, 2020

“to start anew from Christ means being close to him, being close to Jesus. Jesus stresses the importance of this with the disciples at the Last Supper, as he prepares to give us his own greatest gift of love, his sacrifice on the cross. Jesus uses the image of…


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Holy Spirit

The working of the Holy Spirit

By on April 8, 2020

Three words linked to the working of the Holy Spirit: newness, harmony, and mission.

– Pope Francis

Pope Francis Changes Church's Stance on Death Penalty


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Pope Francis Changes Church’s Stance on Death Penalty

By on August 3, 2018

Pope Francis has taken a stance against the death penalty. He affirmed that the death penalty is never admissible and that the Catholic Church will work towards its abolition around the world. This came as a formal announcement from the Vatican.

Since the Pope became pontiff, he has denounced the…

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The prayer of adoration is the prayer that makes us recognize God as the beginning and the end of all of History. And this prayer is the living flame of the Spirit that gives strength to witness and to mission.