Pope’s Message for Community of Sant’Egidio’s 33rd International Prayer Meeting for “Peace Without Borders” (Madrid, September 15-17, 2019)

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By ZENIT Staff Here is a Zenit translation of the message that the Pope Francis sent to H.E. Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra, Archbishop of Madrid, and to the participants in the 33rd International Prayer Meeting for Peace in the “Spirit of Assisi,” organized by Sant’Egidio Community in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Madrid, being held […]

Pope Francis Meets with President of Malta

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Pope Francis met with the President of Malta, George Vella, this morning, Sept. 16, 2019, in the Vatican. According to a statement from the Holy See Press Office, the discussions took place “in a cordial atmosphere” and “satisfaction was expressed for the good state of relations between Malta and the Holy […]

Pope Expresses 3 Wishes for Italian State Railways Group

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Pope Francis met this morning, Sept. 16, in the Vatican, with directors and staff of the Italian State Railways Group (Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane). Here is a Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ address: *** Mr. Chief Executive Officer, Ladies and gentlemen executives, I cordially greet all of you, and I […]

‘Never Give In to Indifference,’ Pope Warns RAI Journalists

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Pope Francis met this morning with a delegation of the Regional Journalism Group of the RAI. Here is a Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ address to them: *** Dear brothers and sisters, I welcome you and greet the President of RAI, the Managing Director and the Director of the Regional Journalism […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Metropolitan Hilarion to ZENIT: We Will Continue to Work in the Spirit of Historic Encounter in Havana

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov “Unfortunately, today we are witnessing an escalation of violence hidden behind religious slogans.” This is the alarm launched in Madrid by Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, of the Patriarchate of Moscow. But “the transfiguration of the surrounding world begins with the transfiguration of the inner world of man,” he added, speaking […]

INTERVIEW: Metropolitan Hilarion on Papal Visit to Russia: We Continue to Build on the Spirit of Havana

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov “Unfortunately, today we are witnessing an escalation of violence hidden behind religious slogans.” This is the suffered alarm launched in Madrid by the Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, of the Moscow Patriarchate. But “the transfiguration of the surrounding world begins with the transfiguration of the inner world of man,” he added, […]

Holy Father Praises Work of Abraham Community

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By ZENIT Staff On September 14, 2019, in the Paul VI Hall, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the members of the Abraham Community on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of its founding. The following is the Pope’s address to those present: Address of the Holy Father Thank you for the joy you […]

Suicide is on the rise – What can the Catholic Church do to help?

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Denver, Colo., Sep 15, 2019 / 04:42 pm (CNA).- This past week marked National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States, a week where mental and public health advocates share tips and advice on suicide prevention and spotting the warning signs of suicide. On Monday of that week, popular evangelical pastor and mental health advocate […]

God’s Love for Sinners

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By Zenit Team Angelus Address: On God’s Infinite Love for Sinners ‘God Always Waits for Us, He Doesn’t Tire’ Pope Francis at Angelus: God Can Forgive Any Sin ‘He wants to tell you that you are precious in His eyes, that you are unique’ Pope Francis Praises Two New Blesseds Benedetta Bianchi Porro, Father Riccardo […]

Pope Praises Ukraine-Russia Prisoner Exchange

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis gave thanks on September 15, 2019, for the recent prisoner exchange by Ukraine and Russia. The Holy Father’s remarks came after praying the Angelus with the crowds of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Last week, 33 Russians who were being held in Ukraine, landed in Moscow. On the same […]