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Living Bread

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By Zenit Team Pope Francis at Angelus Speaks of Christ’s Gift of Himself ‘The bread Which I shall Give for the Life of the World is my Flesh’ Angelus Address: On Jesus Christ, ‘The Living Bread Come Down from Heaven’ ‘Unless You Eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and Drink His Blood, You […]

India: Pope Francis Prayers for Victims of Kerala Floods

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis on August 19, 2018, prayed with the 20,000 pilgrims gathered for the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square for the many victims of the floods in Kerala, India. As many as 350 are feared dead, with many more missing and thousands trapped by the flood waters. “Over the last days, intense […]

Pope Francis at Angelus Speaks of Christ’s Gift of Himself

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By Jim Fair Pope Francis reflected on the “decisive” verses of John’s gospel (6:51-58) in which the Lord explains that He is the living bread. Jesus speaks in the wake of the miracle of the loaves and fishes, but as remarkable as that was, his words now evoke doubt, questions, confusion. The Holy Father’s remarks […]

Angelus Address: On Jesus Christ, ‘The Living Bread Come Down from Heaven’

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By Virginia Forrester Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave August 19, 2018, before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Vatican Police estimated the crowd at 20,000. * * * Before the Angelus: Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! This Sunday’s evangelical passage (Cf. […]

Rooting Out Horror

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By Zenit Team Vatican on PA Grand Jury Report: ‘Condemns Abuses Unequivocally’, ‘Criminally, Morally Reprehensible,’ Church Wants to Listen to Victims ‘to Root Out Tragic Horror’ Destroying Lives of Innocent ‘Victims should know that the Pope is on their side’ Letter to the Archdiocese of Denver on the Abuse Crisis, by Archbishop Aquila ‘At its […]

Ireland: Statistics of the Church as Pope Francis Prepares to Visit

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By ZENIT Staff Statistics of the Catholic Church in Ireland as of 31 December 2016 (from the Central Office for Church Statistics) Table 1 – Population and ecclesiastical structure Table 2 – People engaged in activities of the apostolate Table 3 – Indicators of pastoral workload Table 4 – Priestly Vocations Table 5 – Educational […]

Vatican on PA Grand Jury Report: ‘Condemns Abuses Unequivocally’, ‘Criminally, Morally Reprehensible,’ Church Wants to Listen to Victims ‘to Root Out Tragic Horror’ Destroying Lives of Innocent

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By Jim Fair and Deborah Castellano Lubov The Holy See ‘condemns unequivocally’ sexual abuse of minors … the Church is determined to listen to victims ‘to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent’ … Victims, the Pope is on your side… This was at the heart of the Vatican’s August […]

Cardinal Dolan on the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

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By Cardinal Timothy Dolan The following is a reflection of Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, on the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. Published on Aug. 15, 2018, it is from Cardinal Dolan’s blog available on his website: *** Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report August 15, 2018 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary […]