Cardinal Joseph Zen: "We Must Accept the Present Defeat"
Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said Chinese Christians can be optimists even if the situation facing the Church of China has not changed. Cardinal Zen was in Rome for the start of the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium Tuesday afternoon in Rome's Urbaniana University on the theme "Mission in Asia: Pope J...

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Pope's Morning Homily: A Church That Becomes a Place of Business Is Scandalous
“There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people. This they cannot forgive!" These were the words of the Holy Father during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis reflected on today’s Gospel, which rec...

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Cardinal Zen: If China doesn't change its policy, there's nothing we can expect (Video)
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Pope's Address to World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants
Here below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis' address this morning to the participants of 7th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, which began Monday and concludes today: *** Your Eminences, Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, 1. I am pleased to be with you at t...

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Pope Francis: There is always money to buy weapons but not to create jobs (Video)
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Pope Francis: Humility and Tenderness Are Virtues of the Strong
Pope Francis sent a message to Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Council for Coordination between the Pontifical Academies, on the occasion of the 19th Public Session of the Pontifical Academies. The session was devoted to the theme “Mary, icon of the infinite bea...

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Pope: Don't Become Slaves of Money
In a video-message delivered to the Fourth Festival of Social Doctrine of the Church, Pope Francis said people, not money, create development, and, given this, we should work to respond to people’s real needs. Sponsored by Cattolica: Societa Cattolica di Assicurazione and co-organized by Comune di Verone Istruzio...

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Synod 15: Pope Francis Adds Cardinal Wilfrid Napier to Delegate Presidents List
Pope Francis has added Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of Durban, South Africa to the list of Delegate Presidents at next year’s Synod of Bishops. The XIV General Assembly of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops will take place from October 4th-25th. The theme they will reflect on is “The vocation and the mission of the fam...

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Pope Francis Meets with World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants
Addressing the participants of the 7th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, Pope Francis said that those who migrate aspire to hope for a better future for their families, “even at the risk of disappointment and failure.” According to a communique by the Holy See Press Office, the three-day Congress ...

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