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Closing of the Year of Faith

On Sunday 24th, solemnity of Christ King of the Universe, the Holy Father Francis presided the Mass in St. Peter’s Square on the occasion of the closing of the Year of Faith, inaugurated by Pope Benedict XVI on 11 October 2012, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Vatican Council II. The relics of the apostle Peter were displayed alongside the altar contained in a bronze casket.

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Today's slaves

Over 29 million people are living in slavery in the world today, says the Walk Free Foundation. Most of them in India (14 million) and China (2.9 Million). But Countries of the first world like the US or the UK are not free of modern forms of slavery above all affecting to foreign citizens forced into sex work, domestic servitude or coerced criminality.

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Historic: Pope Francis meets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Francis went today to pay a visit to his predecessor Joseph Ratzinger in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, where he is living from the day of his resignation as Pope Benedict XVI awaiting for the moment to move permanently to the monastery “Mater Ecclesiae” in the Vatican city. We know little about the encounter, because it […]

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The courage of the Pope in the Middle East

The visit of the Pope Benedict XVI to Lebanon has been a cry against fundamentalism and for peace and an act of courage from his part and from the part of the people who was following him in the acts of the trip above all the representatives of the churches and religions, the young people […]

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The Pope in Lebanon

“The happy coexistence of Islam and Christianity, two religions that have helped to shape great cultures, is what makes for the originality of social, political and religious life in Lebanon. One can only rejoice in this circumstance, which must absolutely be encouraged. I entrust this wish to the religious leaders of your country.” – Pope […]

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The courageous Pope in Lebanon

“I have also come to say how important the presence of God is in the life of everyone and how the manner of coexistence, this conviviality to which your country wishes to bear witness, will run deep only if it is founded upon a welcoming regard for the other and upon an attitude of benevolence, […]

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"Vatileaks", money and the leadership of the Pope

So now we have “Vatileaks”, secrets from the chambers of the Pope Benedict XVI out in the air thanks to an investigative reporter named Gianluigi Nuzzi, who has published a book about it with documents apparently facilitated by the butler of the Pope who has been arrested and other secret sources all of them put the […]

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The humble Pope

  There is something about Benedict the XVI that always disarms me. “Thank you very much” that’s the for words with he use to finish his speeches, some of them a prodigy of intellectual richness, originality, and a sharp vision of the nowadays situation of the humanity in the world as is it today and as […]

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The Pope, young teachers and the role models for the Young

The Pope Benedict XVI is visiting Spain this days for the World Youth Day in Madrid. And for the first time he wanted to meet with young PhD and University teachers (under 30 years old) in the magnificent Monastery of Escorial, where there are one of the more rich antique libraries in Europe. Well, that’s the […]

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The Pope in Croatia: silence in prayer, faith with reason and peace

I have been following the Pope’s trip to Croatia, my homeland. And I have been touched by many things in my heart and my mind watching images and hearing words that made me think very deeply about the most important things in my life. But this is my life, and is not your business, so […]

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