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Pope’s Angelus Address This Father’s Day in Various Countries

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By ZENIT Staff Here is a ZENIT working translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Before the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In today’s Gospel passage (Mk 4:26-34), Jesus speaks to the crowds about the […]

Mysterious Kingdom

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By Zenit Team Angelus: ‘The Kingdom of God is Growing Mysteriously and Surprisingly’ ‘An attitude of faith that goes beyond our projects, our calculations, our forecasts.’ Pope Francis: Prayers for People of Yemen World Refugee Day: June 20, 2018 Venezuela: Pope Notes Beatification of Mother Maria Carmen Rendiles Martínez Founder of the Servants of Jesus […]

Angelus: ‘The Kingdom of God is Growing Mysteriously and Surprisingly’

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By Anne Kurian “Yesterday, as today, the Kingdom of God is growing mysteriously and surprisingly in the world, revealing the hidden power of the little seed, its victorious vitality,” Pope Francis said on June 17, 2018. His comment came before praying the noonday Angelus with 15,000 people in St. Peter’s Square under a bright sun. […]

Pope Francis: Prayers for People of Yemen

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By ZENIT Staff “Let us pray to Our Lady for Yemen.” Those were the words of Pope Francis on June 17, 2018, to the crowd gathered for the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square. He appealed to the international community to spare no effort to bring the conflicting parties to the negotiating table and thereby avoid […]

Pope Receives Theatine Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis encouraged the Theatine Sisters of the Immaculate Conception to follow the example their founder, Venerable Orsola Benincasa. He received the sisters on June 16, 2018, in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, on the commemoration of the death of their founder 400 years ago. “Orsola Benincasa was a contemplative […]

US Bishops Advance on ‘Share the Journey’

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By ZENIT Staff US bishops have some exciting ways for people to participate in the Share the Journey, a campaign launched by Pope Francis on September 27, 2017. Pope Francis warned against what he called “the enemies of hope” as he launched the two-year campaign. “Hope is what drives sharing the journey of life,” the […]

Holy See Affirms Middle East Concerns

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By ZENIT Staff The Holy See on June 13, 2018, affirmed its concerns about escalating violence in the Middle East, especially the need to protect civilians. The concerns came in a statement by Archbishop Bernardito Auza Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Thirty-Eighth Plenary Meeting of the Tenth […]

Madagascar: New Cardinal Highlights Threat of ‘Extremist Islam’

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By ZENIT Staff By Murcadha O Flaherty and Amélie de La Hougue of Aid to the Church in Need One of Pope Francis’s new Cardinals has warned how “extremist Islam” is being imported into Madagascar, claiming that radical groups are “buying people” for their cause and that plans are afoot to build more than 2,600 […]

Pope’s Morning Homily: Jesus Dignified Women

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Jesus dignified women, and they should never be exploited, for that is a sin against God. According to Vatican News, the Pope stressed this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta as he reflected on today’s reading in which Jesus said that everyone who looks at a woman with […]