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Day: September 14, 2014

Pope Francis: Marriage is not fiction, Christ’s love sustains couples

(Vatican Radio) To the simple strains of a harp, twenty grooms made their way up the central nave of St Peter’s Basilica with their mothers, followed by twenty brides dressed in white accompanied by their fathers. All of the couples were from the diocese of Rome and had come to be married, on the Feast…
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Pope at Angelus: Appeal for CAR peace mission and end to madness of war

(Vatican Radio) “We have yet to learn the lesson from the madness of war”, lamented Pope Francis Sunday as he launched two appeals following the midday Angelus prayer with faithful and tourists in St Peter’s Square. The Holy Father has asked people for prayers for the UN peace mission which is set to begin its…
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Pope Francis: Homily for Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Sunday with Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s basilica during which he presided over the Sacrament of Marriage of twenty couples. Below please find the official text of the Holy Father’s homily: Today’s first reading speaks to us of the people’s journey…
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Pope at Angelus: Why exalt the Cross?

(Vatican Radio) “Why do Christians exalt the Cross of Christ?” asked Pope Francis of pilgrims and tourists Sunday who had gathered beneath the window of his study to for the midday Angelus.  Because, he told them, that Cross on which Christ was nailed “is the source of the mercy of God that embraces the whole…
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