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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016

Pope Francis: St Stephen's Day Angelus

26/12/2016 12:41

At the Angelus address on the Feast of Saint Stephen, the Church's first martyr, Pope Francis spoke of the continuing persecution of Christians since Stephen up to today and offered condolences for the Christmas day crash of a Russian plane

 

At Mass at Santa Marta, Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit strengthens us to bear witness to Christ even under persecution

At Mass at Santa Marta, Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit strengthens us to bear witness to Christ even under persecution

Pope: Holy Spirit strengthens witness even in persecution

02/05/2016 11:57

 The Holy Spirit strengthens us so that we may bear witness to the Lord even through persecution – even to the point of sacrificing our life.  But also through the small persecutions like gossip and criticism.  That’s what Pope Francis said Monday at the daily Mass at Santa Marta 

Bp. Prasad Gallela

Bp. Prasad Gallela

Bp. Gallela tells of being kidnaped and assaulted

30/04/2016 14:17

Bishop Prasad Gallela of Cuddapah in Andhra Pradesh, India was kidnapped and assaulted by unknown attackers on Monday when he was returning after celebrating Mass at Karunagiri Shrine.

 

Cardinal Bo receiving Benedict Rogers into full communion at Rangoon Cathedral

Cardinal Bo receiving Benedict Rogers into full communion at Rangoon Cathedral

From Burma to Rome

06/04/2016 10:37

 “From Burma to Rome: A journey into the Catholic Church”, is the faith story of Benedict Rogers, the widely respected British human rights advocate.

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, SJ

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, SJ

Lombardi: Pakistan attacks an act of “cowardly murderous hatred”

28/03/2016 13:02

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, called the Easter attack in Lahore, Pakistan, an act of “cowardly murderous hatred” perpetrated on the “most defenseless.”

 

Card. Oswald Gracias signing the online signature petition

Card. Oswald Gracias signing the online signature petition

Cardinal Gracias launches revamped website for Kandhamal's 'innocents'

15/03/2016 14:59

Card. Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai and president of FABC, on March 14 launched the revamped website - www.release7innocents.com - for petitioning the release of seven innocent Christians of Kandhamal district in Odisha state of India.