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WORLD DAY OF THE POOR HOLY MASS HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Vatican Basilica  33th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 19 November 2017 [Multimedia]     We have the joy of breaking the bread of God’s word, and shortly, we will have the joy of breaking and receiving the Bread of the Eucharist, food for life’s journey. All of us, none excluded, need this, for all of us...

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World Day of the Poor: A day for giving and receiving

World Day of the Poor: A day for giving and receiving

This Sunday parishes in Rome and around the world will mark the first World Day of the Poor which is just one of the fruits of the Jubilee of Mercy. The Pontifical Council for the Promotion for the New Evangelization has been tasked with the organization of the initiative called by Pope Francis. “The Holy Father announced this initiative, occasion, this opportunity for grace during the Jubilee...

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Pope Francis makes surprise visit field hospital in St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis makes surprise visit field hospital in St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis made a surprise visit on Thursday afternoon to a small "field hospital" set up in front of St. Peter's Square to provide medical care for Rome's poor. During the short visit, the Pope greeted volunteers and poor people waiting to receive care ahead of the first World Day of the Poor, taking place on Sunday, November 19. He was accompanied by Archbishop Rino...

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Rome and Buenos Aires prepare for Francis’s World Day of the Poor

Rome and Buenos Aires prepare for Francis’s World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis hugs a faithful during an audience with the participants of homeless jubilee in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (Credit: Alessandra Tarantino/AP.) As the Church prepares to celebrate the first World Day for the Poor - instituted by Pope Francis at the end of the Jubilee for Mercy - we take a look at the activities planned in the two dioceses most associated...

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Catechesis must encounter the disabled with love, archbishop says

Catechesis must encounter the disabled with love, archbishop says

Rome, Italy, Oct 21, 2017 / 02:01 am (CNA).- The Church must learn “how to encounter disabled people today, how to allow them to have an encounter with Christ in the silence of their own interior and in the signs that indicate his presence in brothers; how to foster their commitment to witness and to be protagonists in the community as catechists, and therefore believers who transmit the faith,...

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Vatican hosts conference on Disability and Catechesis

Vatican hosts conference on Disability and Catechesis

(Vatican Radio) A global conference will open in Rome on Friday looking at best practices to help people with disabilities fully engage in the life of the Church. The event entitled "Catechesis and Persons with Disabilities: A Necessary Engagement in the Daily Pastoral Life of the Church", is being sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New...

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Pope Francis: The dynamic word of God cannot be moth-balled

Pope Francis: The dynamic word of God cannot be moth-balled

Pope Francis on Wednesday evening addressed participants attending a meeting celebrating the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. In his prepared remarks to those gathered  the Pope said that, it is in the very nature of the Church to “guard” the...

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Meeting of Consultors

Meeting of Consultors

The Meeting of the Consultors of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization was held on September 25-26, 2017. Following the Presidents’ opening prayer and greeting, Archbishop Octavio Ruiz Arenas, Secretary of the Dicastery, then gave the introduction to the work and served as the moderator of the meeting of the Consultors. Particular attention was given to the theme of...

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IV Plenary Meeting of Cardinal and Bishop Members

IV Plenary Meeting of Cardinal and Bishop Members

The IV Plenary Meeting of the Cardinal and Bishop Members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization was held on September 27-29, 2017, in the Sala Bologna of the Apostolic Palace. Following the opening prayer and greeting, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the President of the Dicastery, outlined the activities held during the past two years and discussed the new...

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The Relationship between Catechesis and the New Evangelization

The Relationship between Catechesis and the New Evangelization

Archbishop Rino Fisichella spoke on the theme of the Relationship between New Evangelization and Catechesis at an event sponsored by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, which was held in Chicago on September 17, 2017. On Monday, September 18, Archbishop Rino Fisichella celebrated a Solemn Mass on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Saint Frances Cabrini. Present...

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Archbishop Rino Fisichella celebrates Mass for Ventura crew

Archbishop Rino Fisichella celebrates Mass for Ventura crew

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation in the Vatican, made a pastoral visit to the ship’s company on board P&O ship Ventura when it docked at Civitavecchia, Rome on Friday, September 8th.  The captain and senior officers welcomed the Archbishop to the ship, who then went on a tour of the ship including crew areas, and met a large...

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Defending life crucial to new evangelization - Vatican official

Defending life crucial to new evangelization - Vatican official

Sacredness of human life A Vatican official has told a major Philippine Catholic conference that promoting and defending the dignity of human life cannot be separated from the new evangelization.  Italian Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Promotion of New Evangelization, said the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a...

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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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