With the invocation "deliver us from evil" which is in the Our Father, "Jesus teaches his friends to put the invocation of the Father before everything, even and especially at times when the evil one makes his threatening presence felt".
Born in Milan in 1827, he took part in the Five Days of Milan. Missionary in Oceania, he founded the Sisters of Reparation upon his return to Italy.
The four councilors were also elected: Fr. Fabio Motta, from the mission in Guinea Bissau; Fr. Xavier Lourdh, from the mission in Japan; Brother Massimo Cattaneo, from the Bangladesh mission; Fr. Raffaele Manenti, a former missionary in India and Thailand, up until now the spiritual director in the PIME theological seminary.
The decision taken "considering the considerable flow of people who go to Medjugorje and the abundant fruits of grace that came from it". But this does not mean authentication of the supposed apparitions.
The interview with Card. Parolin was published yesterday evening at 11.53pm on the Global Times website. For the publisher it is a sign of "positive developments" in China-Vatican relations. Card Parolin sends a fraternal embrace above all to "those who have suffered the most and continue to suffer".
Good Shepherd Sunday, Pope Francis invites two new priests - among the 19 he has just ordained - to bless the people with him from the window of the apostolic palace. The Good Shepherd "speaks, knows, gives eternal life, safeguards". The sheep "listen to my voice", "follow me". A round of applause for all mothers on Mother's Day.
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued a message addressed to Muslims on the occasion of Ramadan, noting that “We Muslims and Christians are called to open ourselves to others, knowing and recognizing them as brothers and sisters. In this way, we can tear down walls raised out of fear and ignorance and seek together to build bridges of friendship that are fundamental for the good of all humanity.”
The US institution is back in Vatican this year. “It is a joy for me to be with you once again,” the Pope said, “and to express my gratitude for the generous support you offer to me and to the Church in so many parts of the world.”
His conversion on the road to Damascus is a "turning of the page in the history of Salvation". "Let us look for new paths, this will do us all good! Provided they are the paths of the Lord. But move forward: forward in the depths of prayer, in the depth of docility, of the heart open to the voice of God. And so the true changes are made in the Church, with people who know how to fight for the small and the great things ”.
The real problem, before being political and social, is linked to a distance: "This is the problem of today: if you tell me that it is a political problem, a social problem, a cultural problem, a language problem: they are secondary things. The problem is a problem of distance between the mind and the heart. This: it is a problem of distance ”.
In a new Motu proprio Francis establishes the obligation of priests and bishops to report allegations of abuse and any attempt to cover up cases of abuse. " The crimes of sexual abuse offend Our Lord, cause physical, psychological and spiritual damage to the victims and harm the community of the faithful."
An interfaith meeting with young people and a meeting with priests ended Francis' day in Skopje. “Think of Mother Teresa,” he said. “[W]hen she lived here, she could not have imagined where her life would have ended up. Yet she kept dreaming and tried to see the face of her great love, Jesus, and to discover it in all those people on the sides of the road.”
In Skopje, Francis praised North Macedonia’s openness to migrants, backing its quest for membership in the European Union. The Mass was dedicated to the “hunger for God”. For him, “We have become accustomed to eating the stale bread of disinformation and ending up as prisoners of dishonour, labels and ignominy.”
In his meeting with the Catholic community in the church of St. Michael the Archangel in Rakovsky, Pope Francis urges them to live as builders of hope. "He who loves does not waste time crying on himself, but he always sees something concrete that he can do". To love others without paying attention to the "adjectives", but to the "nouns": "this is a person, in the image of God". Find ways to "translate the love God has for us in a concrete and understandable way".