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Peter Claver

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Enrique Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin, Colombia

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Enrique Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin, Colombia

Pope at Mass in Medellin Colombia: 'Remain steadfast and free in Christ'

09/09/2017 18:30

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday at the Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellín, in both Latin and Spanish, in memory of St. Peter Claver, Jesuit priest, who was an apostle to the African slaves

 

St Peter Claver

A painting depicting Jesuit Saint Peter Claver, known as the apostle to the slaves in Colombia

“Heroic” ministry of St. Peter Claver: Colombia’s patron saint

09/09/2017 17:00

With Pope Francis scheduled to visit the shrine and church of St. Peter Claver in the Colombian city of Cartagena on Sunday, we shine the spotlight on this 17th century Jesuit priest who is Colombia's patron saint and who described himself as "the slave of the slaves." 

Jesuit St. Peter Claver, who ministered to Afro-American slaves in Cartagena, Colombia, in the 17th century.

Jesuit St. Peter Claver, who ministered to Afro-American slaves in Cartagena, Colombia, in the 17th century.

Jesuits and Colombia's peace and reconciliation process

09/09/2017 14:47

Jesuit Father Mauricio Garcia Duran of JRS spoke to Linda Bordoni about the importance of human rights in the peace and reconciliation process in Colombia.  

Pope Francis watches a traditional dance performed outside Apostolic Nunciature in Bogota.

Pope Francis watches a traditional dance performed outside Apostolic Nunciature in Bogota.

Vatican Weekend for September 10th, 2017

08/09/2017 11:00

Vatican Weekend for September 10th, 2017 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading, a look at St Peter Claver whose shrine the Pope was visiting in Colombia on Sunday and find out how Rome’s Colosseum was re-consecrated as a Christian monument.