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Day: October 18, 2014

Pope Francis speech at the conclusion of the Synod

(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey.  Below, please find Vatican Radio’s provisional translation of Pope Francis’ address to the Synod Fathers:  Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, With a heart…
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Pope Francis meets with Prime Minister of Vietnam

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday received in audience the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguy?n Tân D?ng. It was the Prime Minister’s second visit to the Vatican. Following the meeting, the Holy See released the following statement: Today His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, His…
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Bulletin: October 19, 2014 -Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin: October 19, 2014 – Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Everything Belongs to God

EVERYTHING BELONGS TO GOD The first reading from the prophet Isaiah concerns the Persian King Cyrus, called the Lord’s “anointed.” Cyrus deserves this title because he ended the Babylonian captivity of the Jews. However, Isaiah reminds us that it was God who gave Cyrus his power. He may be a great king, but “I am…
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Archbishop Van Doc: do not be ashamed of the Gospel

(Vatican Radio) The Archbishop of Hô Chí Minh City, Paul Bùi Van Ðoc, delivered the homily during Terce – the Church’s official praise of God at the “third hour” of the morning – on Saturday. The Archbishop focused his reflections on the short reading of the hour, taken from the 1st chapter of the Letter…
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