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Pope Francis blesses faithful during his visit in Lampedusa Island, south Italy.

Pope Francis blesses faithful during his visit in Lampedusa Island, south Italy.

Pope Francis calls for a shared response to challenge of contemporary migration

21/08/2017 11:48

In the message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the Pope calls for a shared response to the challenges of contemporary migration, adding that “in order to achieve the desired outcome, the contribution of political communities and civil societies is indispensable.

African migrants are seen on the bow of the former fishing trawler as they are transferred to Trapani port in Sicily.

African migrants are seen on the bow of the former fishing trawler as they are transferred to Trapani port in Sicily.

Pope's message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees is released

21/08/2017 11:05

Pope Francis' message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees was released, saying that aid to migrants and refugees is a "great responsibility, which the Church intends to share with all believers and men and women of good will"

 

Pope Francis delivers a speech next to Cardinal Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (L) during his visit to the Cathedral in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 2015

Pope Francis delivers a speech next to Cardinal Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (L) during his visit to the Cathedral in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 2015

Pope Francis sends letter to special envoy to Jubilee of Lima in Peru

19/08/2017 14:58

Pope Francis has sent a letter to Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, his special envoy at the concluding celebration of the Archdiocesan Jubilee of Lima in Peru, which takes place on 30 August

 

Cardinal Andrello Ricardo Ezzati walks with Pope Francis in the Vatican in October 2015

Cardinal Andrello Ricardo Ezzati walks with Pope Francis in the Vatican in October 2015

Pope Francis sends letter to papal envoy at Oscar Romero centenary

05/08/2017 10:19

Pope Francis has sent a letter to his special envoy at the centenary of the birth of Blessed Bishop Oscar Romero, Cardinal Andrello Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago de Chile

 

Pope Francis points to the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida during his trip to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis points to the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida during his trip to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis sends message to Brazilian youth meeting in Aparecida

01/08/2017 13:33

Pope Francis has sent a message to the National Youth Meeting at the Sanctuary of Aparecida in Brazil, inviting young people to turn their lives into leaven for a better Brazilian society

St. Aloysisius Gonzaga

St. Aloysisius Gonzaga

Pope Francis creates new category for beatification: oblatio vitae

11/07/2017 13:39

Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter motu proprio on Tuesday, by which he created a new category, distinct from martyrdom, under which a Servant of God may be declared Blessed: oblatio vitae, or “the free offering (i.e. “oblation”) of [one’s] life”.