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Day: September 10, 2014

Card Turkson on the need for ethical trade and development

(Vatican Radio) Cardinal Peter Turkson said Wednesday that trade and development must aim at the fullest human flourishing if we are ever to have real peace.  Speaking at the launch of 2014 Trade and Development Report drawn up by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) in Geneva, the President of the Pontifical Council…
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Pope at Audience: Mercy, a Gospel essential for a better world

(Vatican Radio) Mother Church teaches us works mercy are essential for our salvation, said Pope Francis at his general audience on Wednesday , but “it is not enough to do good to those who do good to us. To change the world for the better we must do good to those who are unable to…
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Synod: The Church assembles for the family

(Vatican Radio) “This Extraordinary Synod is linked to the ordinary Synod that will happen next year, so this is quite unique in the history of the Synod of Bishops – two consecutive assemblies that are linked in process and in theme – the family”, says Cardinal Luis Antonio G. TAGLE, Archbishop of Manila and one…
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Pope Francis: Jesus prays, chooses, is close to His people

Jesus is not a professor who speaks from the professor’s chair; rather, He goes among the people and lets them touch Him so that they can be healed. That was Pope Francis’ message at Mass this morning at Santa Marta. Listen to Christopher Wells’ report:  Commenting on the day’s Gospel, Pope Francis reflected on three…
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