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The Pope's Mass at Santa Marta
True power is service
True power is service. On Tuesday, 21 May, at Mass in the Chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae the Pontiff returned to a topic that he has mentioned previously, this time commenting on the Gospel passage of the day (Mk 9:30-37). The tragic news of the tornado which devastated Oklahoma City, USA was mentioned during the Prayers of the Faithful, of which one of the intentions was for the victims. In the Gospel account Jesus passed through Galilee in the company of his disciples and he spoke to...
On the Solemnity of Pentecost the Pope celebrates the Day of movements, new communities, associations and lay groups
A Church that reaches out to all
A Church not closed in on itself but open to meeting everyone and commited to being alongside the poorest of the poor in the “outskirts of existence” of the world. This is what Pope Francis proposed to the movements, the new communities, associations and lay groups on the Feast of Pentecost. On the day dedicated to them during the Year of Faith, the Pope met twice, in a matter of hours, the leaders of these ecclesial realities arriving in crowds at St Peter's Square. At the prayer vigil, presided...
Pope's message on religious freedom at seminar in Istanbul
The right to express the faith
To respect the right of every believer to live their faith freely, and to recognize the role that Christianity has played in the formation of European culture: these are the two requests that Pope Francis, through Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, addressed to the civil institutions on the occasion of the seminar on religious freedom, which commenced this morning, Friday, in Istanbul. The meeting – which aims to commemorate the 1700 years since the Edict of Milan, with which the...