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05/02/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The missionary zeal of Fray Serra challenges us, his witness provokes us
Francis celebrates Mass marking a Day of Reflection on "Fray Junipero Serra, Apostle of California, witness of holiness," who will be canonized on 23 September. His work "has three characteristics: missionary zeal, Marian devotion and witness of holiness." "I wonder if today we are able to respond with the same generosity and the same courage to God's call."
Rome (AsiaNews) - There are three key aspects to the life and example of Friar Junípero, , Apostle of California: his missionary zeal, his Marian devotion and his witness of...

05/01/2015 VATICAN
For the pope, the faces of hungry men and women should take centre stage at Expo
by Papa Francesco
Pope Francis today addressed via a televised link-up the opening ceremony of Expo Milano 2015 (1 May-31 October), the world fair centred on ‘Feeding the planet. Energy for Life’. For the Holy Father, this “Expo is a propitious opportunity to globalise solidarity. Let us not waste it; let us make the very most of it.” In his view, a change of mind-set is also needed to overcome the “paradox of abundance” and the culture of waste and castoffs. The pope’s full speech is reprinted below.
05/01/2015 SINGAPORE
For Singapore archbishop, from education to health case, Catholics have built the nation’s future
In pastoral letter, Mgr Goh cites Pope Francis who said that politics is a source of "charity" if it serves the "common good". In it, he stresses the Christian minority’s contributions at a time of transition for the city-state, which recently lost its founder. Catholics must bear witness to the faith and to Gospel values ​​in everyday life.
04/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the blood of Christians killed for their faith urges a new era of ecumenism
The hope of Francis expressed to the members of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission:"the shared tradition of faith and history between Anglicans and Catholics can inspire and sustain our efforts to overcome the obstacles to full communion”. Imminent publication of five joint statements made so far in the second phase of the Anglican-Catholic dialogue
04/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the testimony of Christian spouses against a "culture of the provisional" that alienates young people from marriage
"It is a fact" that people are marrying less, but "blaming women’s emancipation is a form of male chauvinism ". The difference in pay between men and women "is a scandal". "We must not be afraid to invite Jesus to the wedding feast."

04/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "do not be afraid" when the Spirit "says to take a step forward", to "change"
Going forward the Church is the work of "surprises" of the Holy Spirit. "Doing as you have always done" is an alternative "death". Pray to ask God to give us the Holy Spirit "so at all times we can discern what we must do, which is not always the same."
04/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope prays for Nepal quake victims, hopes they receive "fraternal solidarity"
A good shepherd is like Christ, someone who “is a guide, who participates in the life of His flock. He pursues no other interests, for He has no other ambition but to lead, nurture and protect his sheep. All of this comes at the highest price, that of the sacrifice of His own life.” When the pope met the crowd at the window of his study, two new priests stood by his side.
04/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope warns priests "not to grow weary of being merciful,” asks them to forgive, not condemn in the confessional
Francis ordained 19 new priests today, telling them to be an example "because the example builds”. He urged them not to hurry when they deliver their sermons, nor be boring; never “refuse Baptism to anyone who asks,” and “always keep in mind the example of the Good Shepherd, who came not to be served but to serve; not to stay in his comfort, but to go out to seek and save what was lost.”
04/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Never forget your "first encounter" with Jesus, the one that "changed your life"
"He never forgets, but we forget". “Pray and ask for the grace of memory. ‘When, Lord, was that first encounter, that first love?’ – so that we might not hear the complaint the Lord makes in Revelation: ‘I have this against you, that you have forgotten your first love’"
04/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "men and women are the same substance and are complementary", a woman is not inferior or subordinate
"The woman is not a 'replica' of man; she comes directly from the creative act of God". No to "the multiple forms of ‘machismo’” to “the instrumentalization and commodification of the female body in the current media culture". " We must recover the honour of marriage and the family." The tenderness of God for the first couple, although sinful.
04/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Church of today is a "Church of martyrs", many whose throats are cut, who are burnt alive or thrown into the sea "because they are Christians"
"Let us think of our brothers whose throats were slit on the beach in Libya; let’s think of the young boy who was burnt alive by his companions because he was a Christian; let us think of those migrants thrown from their boat into the open sea by other migrants because they were Christians; let us think – just the day before yesterday – of those Ethiopians assassinated because they were Christians… and of many others. Many others of whom we do not even know and who are suffering in jails because they are Christians… ".
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
The ship that sank came from Egypt and made a stop in Tripoli (Libya) to load new passengers. The refugees were from Mali, Gambia, Senegal, Somalia, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Syria. A boat sinks near the coast of Rhodes, with 80 survivors. The EU seeks solution to stop human trafficking. In 2014 more than 170 thousand people reached Italy.
04/20/2015 VATICAN
Buddhists and Christians together against modern slavery and human trafficking
Message of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to Buddhists for Vesakh. The Pope spoke against these "plagues" in his Message for the World Day of Peace 2015, while "the Buddha declares that trading in live beings, including slaves and prostitutes, is one of five occupations that are not to be engaged in" .
04/20/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Jews and Christians have a responsibility to preserve the religious sense of the men and women of today, and that of our society
Francis expressed his condolences for the death of Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome who welcomed John Paul II during his historic visit to the Great Synagogue. "Anti-Semitic trends in Europe these days are troubling, as are certain acts of hatred and violence. Every Christian must be firm in deploring all forms of anti-Semitism.” May the Holocaust be “a warning to present and future generations. Acts of hatred and violence against Christians and the faithful of other religions must likewise be condemned everywhere.”
04/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: saints and martyrs show that you cannot follow Jesus to “seek power"
"This is a daily temptation of Christians, ours, of all of us who are in the Church: the temptation not of the power, of the strength of the Spirit, but the temptation of worldly power. Thus one falls in that religious tepidness which brings you to worldliness, that tepidness that ends, when it grows, grows, grows, in that attitude that Jesus calls hypocrisy".

Altri articoli
04/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Denounce and combat trafficking in human beings, a hidden evil
04/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Humiliation for its own sake is masochism, but when it is suffered and endured in the name of the Gospel it makes us like Jesus
04/16/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "He who obeys God has eternal life", while for "he who does not obey, the wrath of God remains on him"
04/15/2015 UZBEKISTAN
Easter draws non-believers to the Church, says bishop of Tashkent
04/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope: no opposition or subordination between men and women, gender theory "is a step backwards"
04/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The Church speaks with the freedom and courage of the Spirit
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: After the genocide, may God grant that the people of Armenia and Turkey take up again the path of reconciliation
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Like Thomas, we contemplate the wounds of the Risen One and, in the Jubilee, we welcome God’s love
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: as the extermination of human beings continues, we need a change of heart
04/11/2015 VATICAN
Pope: a Jubilee of Mercy so that the Church may recover the sense of mission the Lord entrusted in her
04/11/2015 VATICAN
The Holy Year of Mercy sums up “the mystery of the Christian faith”
04/09/2015 VATICAN
Pope calls on Armenians to draw “new vitality” from their martyrdom in order to proclaim the Gospel
For Justice and Peace Commission, the situation of Catholics in China is worsening, the government should change course by Lina Chan
04/08/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God judges us "listening to what children’s angels tell him"
Editor's choices
Pope prays for Nepal quake victims, hopes they receive "fraternal solidarity"A good shepherd is like Christ, someone who “is a guide, who participates in the life of His flock. He pursues no other interests, for He has no other ambition but to lead, nurture and protect his sheep. All of this comes at the highest price, that of the sacrifice of His own life.” When the pope met the crowd at the window of his study, two new priests stood by his side.
Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”For the sixth time in a week, Pope Francis mentioned the martyrdom of Christians in today’s Regina Caeli (the Marian prayer at Easter), slamming the indifference of the international community towards this "alarming failure to protect basic human rights.” Today’s martyrs "are many, and we can say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries." In addition, “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus and the hope He has brought to us is the most beautiful gift that a Christian can and must offer his brothers and sisters. To one and all, therefore, do not tire of repeating: Christ is Risen!”
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04/28/2015 INDIA
Hindu leader blames Nepal earthquake on eating beef
by Nirmala Carvalho
04/27/2015 NEPAL – ASIA
Nepal earthquake: Church and international community coming to the aid of survivors
04/30/2015 IRAQ – MIDDLE EAST
For Chaldean Patriarch, state secularism and religious freedom are the practical response to fundamentalist barbarism
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
04/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "do not be afraid" when the Spirit "says to take a step forward", to "change"
04/30/2015 NEPAL
Nepal, thousands of earthquake victims between life and death: Government inept and corrupt (VIDEO)
by Christopher Sharma
Pope discusses environment, migrants and humanitarian tragedies with UN secretary
For Maronite Patriarch, without Christians moderate Muslims will also disappear from the Middle East
by Fady Noun
04/28/2015 VATICAN – NEPAL
Pope's solidarity for Nepal’s quake victims
04/30/2015 VATICAN
For Pope Francis, the Christian identity is twofold: a history of sin and grace, and one of serving, not using others
Jakarta archbishop comes out for Mary Jane’s innocence, calls for an end to the death penalty
by Mathias Hariyadi


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