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The Rigopiano Hotel in the Abruzzi region engulfed by the avalanche

The Rigopiano Hotel in the Abruzzi region engulfed by the avalanche

Pope Francis praying for victims of Italy avalanche

20/01/2017 08:48

Pope Francis is praying for the victims of a deadly avalanche in central Italy that struck a mountain hotel.  The first victims have been pulled from the snow and rubble, and rescue teams are battling the elements as they continue their search for up to 30 missing people.

Pietro Grasso, president of the Italian Senate (file photo)

Pietro Grasso, president of the Italian Senate. Pope Francis met on Thursday with Grasso and the organizers of an exhibit on the history of Jubilees, which was hosted lasted year by the Italian Senate.

Pope meets with organizers of exhibit on history of Jubilees

19/01/2017 12:54

Pope Francis met Thursday with organizers of an exhibition on the history of the Jubilees, which was hosted by the Italian Senate from March to June 2016.

 

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Casa Santa Marta

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Casa Santa Marta

Pope: ‘Christian life is a daily struggle against temptation’

19/01/2017 12:37

Pope Francis on Thursday invited the faithful to let themselves be drawn by Jesus pointing out that Christian life is a daily struggle against temptation. He was speaking during the homily at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta.

Pope Francis receives Kaarlo Kalliali, Lutheran Bishop of Turku and his grandchildren

Pope Francis receives Kaarlo Kalliali, Lutheran Bishop of Turku and his grandchildren, with the Ecumenical Delegation of Finland

Pope: Luther’s intention was to renew the Church, not divide her

19/01/2017 10:05

Pope Francis on Thursday said that “the intention of Martin Luther five hundred years ago was to renew the Church, not divide her”. He was speaking to members of an Ecumenical Delegation from Finland who are in the Vatican to take part in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,

 

Pope Francis greets Louisiana delegation

Pope Francis greets Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Fr Jeff Bayhi, Sr Eugenia Bonetti and others involved in the 'Metanoia' project to protect victims of human trafficking

Pope blesses Louisiana project to support trafficking victims

18/01/2017 17:43

Governor John Bel Edwards and Fr Jeff Bayhi lead a delegation from the U.S. state of Louisiana to Pope Francis' general audience to ask for his blessing on a pioneering anti-trafficking project called 'Metanoia'

Cardinal Kurt Koch with Pope Francis and the President and General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation

Cardinal Kurt Koch with Pope Francis and the President and General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation in Lund cathedral on October 31st 2016

Unity Week: Cardinal Koch celebrates a "truly ecumenical year"

18/01/2017 17:08

As we mark the annual week of prayer for Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch says Catholics have much to celebrate because 2016 was “truly an ecumenical year”. 

Pope Francis preaches at the daily Mass at the Casa Santa Marta

Pope Francis preaches at the daily Mass at the Casa Santa Marta.

Pope: Christians are not 'parked' but rather courageous

17/01/2017 12:45

Be courageous Christians, anchored in hope and capable of enduring dark moments. This was the forceful invitation of Pope Francis at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta.