» 04/18/2013, 00.00
Mission is key to the Church, which becomes sick if it remains closed on itself, pope says
In a letter to the bishops of Argentina currently meeting at their plenary assembly, Francis calls on them to "come out of yourself to go into the outskirts of existence and grow in parrhesia," adding that "recent commitments" have prevented the former archbishop of Buenos Aires from attending.
Pope Bergoglio: the first Jesuit, the first Latin-American, the first to have chosen the name Francis
His first words, "pray for me." Described above all as a pastor, very attentive to those who are in trouble of any kind, he leads a life that eschews any "worldliness" and it is not uncommon to meet him on the buses of Argentina's capital. The successor of Benedict XVI is also the one who, in the Conclave of 2005, was the only other real contender.
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Pope: defend life from commodification and "ideological colonisations"
In a meeting with the members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Francis said that there is a lot of scientific knowledge and many technical tools that can provide support to human life. Likewise, there are many institutions "engaged in service to life". However, he warned that "there also are many structures that are more concerned with economic interests than the common good” because they are “afraid of reality as God created it.”
07/08/2013 VATICAN - ARGENTINA
Pope: 'Looking those most in need in the eye, that's what makes us Christians'
The Pope sends a video message to his old archdiocese, which today celebrates the liturgical memorial of St Cajetan patron saint "of bread and work". To the faithful who queue for hours to kiss the statue of the saint, Francis says: "We must be able to reach out to eachother. We must build, create,construct a culture of encounter. "
14/03/2013 VATICAN - ARGENTINA - ASIA
World leaders and the faithful pay homage to the Argentine Pope
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner puts past clashes on back burner and promises to be present at first Mass. Homage from Ban Ki-moon and Barack Obama. Messi promises to devote "the next world cup victory to him." Hopes among Chinese bloggers for "the beginning of a new era." A wish shared by the Indonesian Ulema.
Nature is not chaos but a “book whose author is God,” says Pope
In an address to the participants to the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Science Benedict XVI quotes a passage dear to Galileo. The Creator’s intervention cannot be limited to the beginning but is continuous. Thanks to natural sciences “we have greatly increased our understanding of the uniqueness of humanity’s place in the cosmos.”
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