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04/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Resurrection "is not a happy ending in a movie" but "a humble victory of God, that humanly looks like a failure"
"So often we feel horrified by the hurt and pain that surrounds us and we ask, "Why does God allow this? . "It wounds us deeply to see suffering and death, especially that of the innocents". "This is the mystery of evil". Two children join Francis on the back of his jeep.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Christ's Resurrection "is not the happy ending of a movie," but the intervention of God the Father "when all seems lost", "a humble victory that humanly looks like a failure", when Jesus reached the end of the path of humiliation and dispossession by accepting betrayal,...

04/14/2014 VATICAN
For pope, the seminary is not a refuge, hence 'Woe do the wicked shepherds'
Speaking at a meeting with seminarians at the Pontifical Leonine College of Anagni, Pope Francis reminded them of "the four pillars of education," namely "Spiritual life, strong; intellectual life, serious; community life; and, ultimately, apostolic life". In view of this, it is "better to lose a vocation than take risks with an unsure candidate."
04/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks, Am I like Pilate? When the situation gets tough, do I wash my hands?
In an unscripted speech for his Palm Sunday homily, the pontiff asks, "Am I able to welcome Jesus as he enters Jerusalem? Am I like the Pharisees, like the man from Cyrene, like the crowd that chose Barabbas? Or am I like the apostle who wanted to solve everything with the sword? Or like the courageous women at the sepulchre? Where is my heart? Let this question accompany us throughout the week. Afterwards, during the Angelus, he saw young Brazilians hand over the cross to young Poles. "John Paul II will be patron of World Youth Day. God willing, I shall be in Korea in August."
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: defend the rights of the child to life, not to be exploited, not to become the subject of "educational experiments"
"Abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes". The "divorce between economics and morality" leads one to consider even the little ones "waste". "Supporting the right of parents to decide the moral and religious education of their children ."
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan exists "even in the 21st century" and continues to tempt us because "he does not want us to follow Christ"
The temptation of the devil has three characteristics: "It grows, is contagious and can be justified." "All of us are tempted to gossip! Maybe some of you not, if you are a saint, but I too have been tempted to gossip! It is 'a daily temptation”.

04/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: human trafficking, "a wound on the body of contemporary society "
Francis receives participants at the II international conference on Combating Human Trafficking: Church and Law Enforcement Authorities in partnership. The meeting includes " law enforcement authorities, who are primarily responsible for combating this tragic reality by a vigorous application of the law. It also includes humanitarian and social workers, whose task it is to provide victims with welcome, human warmth and the possibility of building a new life”.
04/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Dictatorship of thought" suppresses "freedom of conscience, people’s relationship with God"
The last century has seen that these dictatorships "have ended up killing a lot of people." And even today, "you have to think in this way and if you do not think this way, you're not modern, you're not open or worse".
04/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: new "heartfelt appeal to Syrian authorities and the international community” to “silence the weapons"
At the General audience, Francis recalls "my fellow Jesuit" Father Frans van der Lugt , who was killed in Homs. A new cycle of catechesis dedicated to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The first, "wisdom " that is not "human wisdom" but "seeing the world, situations, problems, everything, through the eyes of God."
04/08/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Cross "is not a symbol", it is "the mystery of God who takes our sins upon himself "
"Christianity is not a philosophical doctrine, it is not a program for life survival, or education, or in peacemaking. These are consequences. Christianity is a person, a person raised on the Cross, a person who annihilated himself to save us".
04/08/2014 VATICAN - JORDAN
Pope: Holy Land visit in focus at meeting with the King of Jordan
“Cordial and informal atmosphere” at Pope Francis’ second meeting with King Abdullah. The king "reaffirmed sentiments with which the people of Jordan are preparing to welcome the Pope and openness to greater collaboration in the commitment to peace and interfaith dialogue".
04/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope approves IOR reform, it will continue its "important mission" for the Church
Francis’ decision announced. "The valuable services that can be offered by the Institute assist the Holy Father in his mission as universal pastor and also aid those institutions and individuals who collaborate with him in his ministry".
04/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: God's mercy is "a great light of love", it is "the way that God forgives "
In the Gospel story of the adulteress, Jesus "defends the sinner from her enemies, he defend the sinner from a just charge". The Lord forgives "with a caress, caressing our wounds of sin. Because He is involved in forgiveness, He is involved in our salvation."
04/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope gifts “pocket” Gospel: "carry it with you, and read it every day: it is Jesus speaking to you!"
Tens of thousands of volumes given away to those who attended the Angelus. Just as he resurrected Lazarus, Jesus "invites us, almost orders us, to leave the tomb of our sins". Commemoration of Rwanda genocide and Aquila earthquake anniversaries.
04/04/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I'm happy, "absolutely happy", I learned from my mistakes and I'm afraid only of myself
Francis’ responses to a group of young Belgians who interviewed him. Love for the poor, "I heard that someone, said that this Pope is a communist. But that’s wrong. It is a commandment from the Gospel, not from communism". "In this moment in history, man is pushed out of the centre. He has been pushed to the periphery, and the center - at least right now - is power, money and we must work for people, for man and woman, who is the image of God".
04/04/2014 VATICAN
Pope: today, perhaps more than ever, Christians, like the prophets are persecuted
The history of persecution "ends, in the end, again, as the Lord: with a Resurrection, but through the Cross." "Many thinkers in the Church were persecuted". "There's the death penalty or imprisonment for the having the Gospel at home, for teaching the Catechism, today, in some parts". Father Matteo Ricci, an evangelizer of China, "was not understood. But he obeyed like Jesus."

Altri articoli
04/04/2014 KOREA
Daejeon, all religions ready to welcome the Pope by Pietro Kim Jaedeok
04/03/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "prayer must be free, insistent, with arguments. Even rebuking the Lord a little'".
04/02/2014 VATICAN
Pope: marriage "moves forward" with "three magic words”, prayer and making peace after quarrels
04/01/2014 VATICAN
Pope: sloth and hypocrisy, the "disease" of many Christians incapable of "bringing salvation"
03/31/2014 VATICAN
Rome preparing for the canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II
03/31/2014 VATICAN - SYRIA
Mgr Zenari: pope feels in his heart the suffering of the Syrian people
03/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: trust the promises of God to avoid being just "existential tourists"
03/31/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
'What future for the Church in China?' published in Chinese
03/31/2014 ITALY - VATICAN
The 'Joy of the Gospel' to wake up the world and the mission by Piero Gheddo
03/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Like the blind man healed, "come to see the light", reborn to new life
03/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope to the blind and deaf: Jesus encounters people marked by disease to make them witnesses
03/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Lent, a time of conversion as "Jesus waits" for "the poor and the least"
03/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "the life of every person who has the courage to approach the Lord, will find the joy of God’s celebration".
03/27/2014 VATICAN - USA
Pope receives Obama: respect for law and negotiated solution in global "conflict areas"
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VATICAN
Pope announces a 'festival of forgiveness' for 28-29 March in St Peter's Basilica and churches around the worldPope Francis made the announcement after today's Angelus. "We must celebrate the forgiveness the Lord gives us as did the father in the parable of the prodigal son, who, when the latter returned, organised a party, putting out of his mind all the things the son had done." When Jesus met the woman of Samaria, he "tore through the biased mind-set against women." The pontiff also called on the pilgrims to say, "Every encounter with Jesus changes one's life; every encounter with Jesus fills us with joy." He also sent his greetings to a Japanese school.
CHINA-VATICAN
Msgr. Fan Zhongliang's funeral attended by 5,000 priests and faithful from the official and underground Churches
by Jian MeiMsgr. Ma Daqin, who is under house arrest, was absent. In the liturgy the priests referred to him as "our Bishop Ma Daqin". During the celebration and prayers, Msgr Fan was also referred to as a "bishop", although the government prohibits the use of this term for a non recognized prelate. During the service, red vestments were used, "a sign of martyrdom". Hope for the unity of the Church in China is growing.
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04/09/2014 KOREA
Pyongyang arrests scores for "religious activities", questions 100 people who could end up in concentration camps
04/14/2014 VATICAN
For pope, the seminary is not a refuge, hence 'Woe do the wicked shepherds'
04/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: new "heartfelt appeal to Syrian authorities and the international community” to “silence the weapons"
04/09/2014 IRAQ - UNITED STATES
Patriarch Sako: mourning and prayer for Card Delly who kept us united in dark times
by Joseph Mahmoud
04/14/2014 PAKISTAN
Lahore: third postponement in Asia Bibi's appeal as Islamist threats against judges continue
by Jibran Khan
04/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Dictatorship of thought" suppresses "freedom of conscience, people’s relationship with God"
04/11/2014 SRI LANKA
Christ's Passion changed my life, young Buddhist says
by Melani Manel Perera
04/10/2014 CHINA - ISRAEL
After two centuries, Henan Jews prepare to celebrate Passover
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: defend the rights of the child to life, not to be exploited, not to become the subject of "educational experiments"
04/09/2014 CHINA
Beijing, trial begins of two more anti-corruption activists

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