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POPE FRANCIS RESUMES WEEKLY AUDIENCES AFTER JULY VACATION BREAK - POPE AT AUDIENCE LAUNCHES NEW CATECHESIS SERIES ON HEALING THE WORLD

An interesting article today by Vatican News on the background of weekly papal general audiences. Pope Frances resumed this weekly encounter today at the end of his brief working vacation in the Vatican. 1,120 more words

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POPE FRANCIS: WE ARE NEVER ALONE IF WE BRING OUR LIVES TO GOD IN PRAYER - JOHN THE BAPTIST TEACHES US TO BEAR WITNESS TO JESUS

Italians today celebrate the feast day of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of many Italian cities whose name has also been given to countless churches in this country and around the world, including Rome’s cathedral, St. 900 more words

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GENERAL AUDIENCE: THE INTERCESSORY PRAYER OF MOSES - FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE MUST BE RESPECTED ALWAYS AND EVERYWHERE - ITALY AND TRAVEL IN THE COVID ERA: UPDATES AND INFO

Since so many of you – family members, friends and fans – have been in touch with me these many weeks and months with questions about the trip to Italy that you had to postpone from this spring, or a trip you have on your agenda for this fall, I am trying to follow events in both Italy and Europe as much as I can to bring you the latest news and updated information on travel. 1,004 more words

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PAPAL APPOINTMENTS IN THE U.S. - WRESTLING WITH GOD, A METAPHOR FOR PRAYER - POPE FRANCIS APPEALS FOR PROTECTION OF MINORS ON WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR

For Italians and most Europeans who are free to travel within the EU, European Union, a piece of good news from Rome: The Pantheon joined the Colosseum and Vatican Museums in reopening to visitors after the covid-19 lockdown in Rome. 1,484 more words

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POPE PRAYS FOR GEORGE FLOYD, DECRIES SIN OF RACISM, VIOLENCE

POPE PRAYS FOR GEORGE FLOYD, DECRIES SIN OF RACISM, VIOLENCE

Following his weekly general audience catechesis on the Prayer of Abraham, Pope Francis today, in language greetings for pilgrims listening via television or social media, had particular words for Americans about the death of George Floyd, racism and violence. 211 more words

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“AUTHENTIC PRAYER IS A HOPE-FILLED GAZE DIRECTED TO GOD” - KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FOUNDER TO BE BEATIFIED - CORONAVIRUS, ITALY: SHORT TAKES

“AUTHENTIC PRAYER IS A HOPE-FILLED GAZE DIRECTED TO GOD”

As he has done for several months now, Pope Francis presided at the weekly general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace, accompanied by… 1,286 more words

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PRAYER AND THE MYSTERY OF CREATION - POPE TRANSFERS VATICAN’S DATA PROCESSING CENTRE TO SECRETARIAT FOR THE ECONOMY - PLO INFORMS VATICAN OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Following is an interesting read from the New York Times that explains how residents of 11 countries that normally have huge numbers of tourists experience life in a non-tourist environment. 1,220 more words

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