Pope Francis Makes Several Episcopal Appointments

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By ZENIT Staff Resignation and appointment of bishop of Chunchon, Korea The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Chunchon, Korea, presented by Bishop Lucas Kim Woon-hoe. The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the same diocese the Reverend Simon Kim Ju-young, of the clergy of Chunchon, […]

Christ is the Only Hope for Happiness

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By ZENIT Staff The following homily was presented on November 22, 2020, the Feast of Christ the King, at St. John Vianney Parish, Northlake, Illinois by Deacon James Sinacore. ****** “In [our previous Encyclical] We referred to the chief causes of the difficulties under which mankind was laboring. And We remember saying that these manifold […]

Pope Appoints New Bishop of Bishop of Cheju (Korea)

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By ZENIT Staff Resignation and succession of the Bishop of Cheju (Korea) The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Cheju (Korea), presented by HE Msgr. Peter Kang U-il. He is succeeded by HE Mons. Pius Moon Chang-woo, currently Coadjutor Bishop of the same Diocese. Appointment of the Master […]

Pope Offers Thoughts 40 Years After Horrible Italian Earthquake

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis recalled the horrible earthquake in the Italian areas of Campania and Basilicata that left 3,000 dead and 20,000 injured 40 years ago.  His comments came after praying the noonday Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on November 22, 2020. “I want to send a special thought to […]

Pope Francis at Angelus Reflects on Shepherd Who Will Judge

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By Jim Fair Pope Francis in his November 22, 2020, Angelus commentary spoke of the supreme irony that the one men condemned — Jesus — would, in the end, be the judge of all. And the judge would be one who served rather than enjoying the trappings of office. “The great parable with which the […]

Pope Celebrates Mass on Feast of Christ the King

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By Jim Fair Pope Francis wants people to persure their dreams — and he said today that God wants people to “race boldly and joyfully toward lofty goals.” In his homily in St. Peter’s Basilic, the Holy Father reminded the faithful that works of mercy are the “most beautiful works in life.”  And he stressed […]

Cardinal Dolan: Stories of persecuted Christians should move hearts

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CNA Staff, Nov 22, 2020 / 03:13 am (CNA).- American Christians must be better advocates for the world’s persecuted Christians, said speakers at a Thursday event featuring victims of persecution, religious leaders, and global experts. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York encouraged Catholics to think universally “about our brothers and sisters in the faith now […]