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Pope meets trafficking victims, encourages Santa Marta Group
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met in the Vatican on Thursday with participants at an international conference on combatting human trafficking. The Santa Marta Group , which organised the two day...
Pope: God still weeps over today's calamities and wars waged for money
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said God weeps over today's calamities, the wars waged to worship ‘the idol of money’ and over the many innocent victims killed by the bombs. He stressed that God weeps...
Pope Francis addresses JPII Institute
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis addressed the administration, faculty, students, and staff of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Rome on Thursday, at the...
Pope: 'the only solution to the migration crisis is solidarity'
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday called for solidarity with migrants and refugees. Speaking to the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly General Audience , the Pope reflected...
Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10
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Conference: “How to Discover Peace in Prayer: A Practical Guide to Meditation”
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