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Day: September 11, 2014

Pope at Mass: love your enemies

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence at the Vatican on Thursday morning. In remarks to the gathered faithful following the readings of the day, the Holy Father focused on the Gospel command to love our enemies. Click below to hear our report The Gospel reading was from…
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Pope’s trip to the Philippines to focus on mercy and compassion

(Vatican Radio) In a pastoral letter to the Archdiocese of Manila, Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle says the the upcoming papal visit to the archipelago will focus on the theme of mercy and compassion.   Pope Francis is set to arrive in Manila on January 15, 2015 on the second leg of his Asian voyage…
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Pope Francis closely following developments in Vietnam- Holy See relations

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is ‘closely following’ developments in relations between the Holy See and Vietnam and is also encouraging Catholics in the country to continue to contribute to the common good and civil society. This is according to a statement released Thursday at the conclusion of  the 5th meeting of the Viet Nam – Holy…
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Pope Francis to visit European Parliament in November

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will visit the European Parliament in Strasburg in November to address a session of the European Parliament. The announcement was made on Thursday morning by the director of the Vatican press office, Fr Federico Lombardi. Pope Francis was invited by the president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz during a visit…
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Pope Francis meets with President of Tunisia

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received the President of Tunisia H.E. Mohamed Moncef Marzouki in private audience at the Vatican Thursday.  A Holy See press office communiqué described the meeting as cordial and said common themes were discussed such as the promotion of peace, inter-religious dialogue, and human rights. Particular interest was paid to the issue…
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