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Pope Francis during weekly General Audience

Pope Francis during weekly General Audience

Pope Francis: Japan’s “hidden Christians” a model for Church

20/03/2015 11:34

Japan’s “hidden Christians,” the Asian nation’s early Christian communities who kept the faith alive through centuries of persecution, can be an inspiration to today’s Catholics. That's what Pope Francis told Japanese Bishops gathered in the Vatican Friday for their ad limina visit.

Pope Francis reads a letter he received from some children at a meeting with participants at the Italian Missionary Congress.

Pope Francis reads a letter he received from some children at a meeting with participants at the Italian Missionary Congress.

Pope: all Christians called to be missionaries, 'not just the few'

22/11/2014 11:48

All Christians and “not just the few” are called to intensify their missionary spirit and go out to proclaim the joy of the Gospel, said Pope Francis on Saturday.

Sr. Bernardetta Boggian, one of three Italian Xaverian missionary sisters murdered in Burundi. Photo courtesy diocese of Parma, Italy

Sr. Bernardetta Boggian, one of three Italian Xaverian missionary sisters murdered in Burundi. Photo courtesy diocese of Parma, Italy

Burundi: Three slain missionary sisters put to rest

12/09/2014 09:07

A funeral mass was held at the Cathedral in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the three Xaverian missionary sisters killed in neighboring Burundi at the weekend.