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Pope Francis: The poor not a problem but a resource

Pope Francis: The poor not a problem but a resource

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ Message for the first World Day of the Poor, to be observed on November 19th, was presented to journalists on Tuesday at the Holy See press office. In the message entitled, “Let us love, not with words but with deeds”, Pope Francis explains that at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, he wanted to offer the Church a World Day of the Poor, “so that throughout...

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Notice of Press Conference

Notice of Press Conference

Tomorrow, Tuesday 13 June 2017, at 11.00, in the Holy See Press Office, Via della Conciliazione 54, a press conference will be held for the presentation of the Message for the first World Day of the Poor, instituted by Pope Francis at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (this year, 19 November 2017). The speakers will be: - His Excellency Msgr. Rino...

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New Evangelization to care for shrines

New Evangelization to care for shrines

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter motu proprio on Saturday, in which he transfers general responsibility for the creation, discipline and administration of Catholic shrines and sanctuaries throughout the world, to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. The new arrangement leaves in place the special laws granting other authorities...

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Pope makes surprise visit to Pontifical Council for New Evangelization

Pope makes surprise visit to Pontifical Council for New Evangelization

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization on Tuesday, thanking them for their efforts during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Holy Father was welcomed to the Vatican dicastery by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, its President, and spoke with those present for around 15 minutes. Archbishop Fisichella later told the...

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Pope thanks all involved in organising the year of mercy

Pope thanks all involved in organising the year of mercy

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Monday with religious and civil authorities who organised the recently concluded jubilee year of mercy. They included members of the Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation, headed by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, but also police chiefs and Italian officials in charge of local and regional security. Pope Francis spoke of the origin of his idea for a year of...

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Conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy - Press Conference

Conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy - Press Conference

     With the closure of the Holy Door in Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy has concluded.  To understand the significance it has had in the life of the Church, the goals proposed for it, and its continuing effects for Christian communities, it is necessary to have its two programmatic documents in hand: the Bull of Indiction for the Holy...

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Apostolic letter "Misericordia et Misera"

Apostolic letter "Misericordia et Misera"

FRANCIS TO ALL WHO READ THIS APOSTOLIC LETTER MERCY AND PEACE     MISERICORDIA ET MISERA is a phrase used by Saint Augustine in recounting the story of Jesus’ meeting with the woman taken in adultery (cf. Jn 8:1-11). It would be difficult to imagine a more beautiful or apt way of expressing the mystery of God’s love when it touches the sinner: “the two of them alone...

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Letter of Pope Francis

Letter of Pope Francis

To My Venerable Brother Archbishop Rino Fisichella President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization            With the approach of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy I would like to focus on several points which I believe require attention to enable the celebration of the Holy Year to be for all believers a true...

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Pope Francis: Evangelize with a language of Merciful Love

Pope Francis: Evangelize with a language of Merciful Love

Pope Francis on Friday received members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization at the end of their Plenary session. During the course of their Plenary session the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization has been discussing the relationship between evangelization and catechesis and it was on that theme that Pope Francis addressed members of the...

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