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Day: October 19, 2014

At closing Mass for the Synod Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the Closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. During the Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, the Holy Father beatified his predecessor, Pope Paul VI, whom he described as a “great Pope,” a “courageous Christian” and a “tireless apostle.” In his homily, Pope Francis focused on Christ’s…
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Pope Francis recalls missions, Mary, at Angelus address

(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of Sunday’s Mass for the Closing of the Synod and the Beatification of Paul VI, Pope Francis led the faithful in the noonday Angelus. Here is the complete text of Pope Francis’s remarks: At the end of this solemn celebration, I want to greet the pilgrims from Italy and various…
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Synod on Family shows Church whose doors are always open

(Vatican Radio) Bishops attending the Synod on the Family on Saturday concluded their two week meeting by voting on a final document which will form the basis for discussion over the coming year. Pope Francis, who has followed closely the working of the Synod, also addressed the assembly, reflecting on the honest, courageous and, at…
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Synod Fathers offer message of consolation and encouragement

(Vatican Radio) Bishops attending the Synod on the Family on Saturday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a concluding message that was drawn up to reflect the substance of their two weeks of discussions here in the Vatican. The three page message of support for Christian families was read out at the penultimate session of the…
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