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Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, "full of grace" through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception...
In view of Trump's announcement concerning the U. S. Embassy, Abu Mazen phones Francis, who at the General Audience says to be deeply concerned and makes a heartfelt appeal to all to respect the city...
The vocation of a city Jerusalem will only be faithful to itself if it remains a beacon for the women and men of the entire world, “a city where all together become one” as it says in Psalm 121....
Following is the spiritual message delivered by our beloved Patriarch Michelle Sabah marking Advent and the celebrations marking the birth of the King of the World, the Saviour, and the Light of the...
Our Father in Heaven. God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are the Eternal I AM. The One who is age to age the same. There is no shadow of turning with You. You are...
Muhammad Abu Sayed, 35, a Rohingya refugee who two months ago fled to Bangladesh after violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, speaks at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on December 4. Sayed...
Jesus is coming. The fact that he’s coming on December 25 fills us with sweet anticipation. But the fact that he’s coming in judgment at an unexpected time when our current life ends might fill us...
“Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern,” said St. Teresa of Calcutta. Advent is a welcome time to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Son of God...
Francis meets priests, nuns and seminarians and leaves aside his written speech, “When you want to bad-mouth somebody, bite your tongue. What a nice thing to see the elderly nuns with eyes shining...
Maronite Bishop Guy-Paul Noujaim’s nonprofit has aided more than 6,600 Lebanese men and women, both Christian and Muslim, since its founding in 1989. ***** When a heroin addict approached Maronite...
Francis’ moving encounter with the refugees who fled from persecution in Myanmar: “I ask you for forgiveness for the indifference of the world. Let us continue to help them, let us not close our...
In his address to the authorities in Dhaka, Francis spoke of the displaced people in the Burmese region of Rakhine, “It is imperative that the international community take decisive measures to...
Francis’ message to the Burmese bishops: “May you enable the Catholic community to continue to play a constructive part in the life of society by making your voices heard on issues of national...
In his first address to Aung San Suu Kyi and the authorities of the country, Francis did not pronounce the word with which the ethnic group of Islamic religion is called, and hopes for a peace based...
"If an international figure is desperately and rightly needed to help resolve the crisis [in Myanmar], which has resulted in 600,000 Rohingya Muslims distressingly fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh...
Before leaving for the capital on Tuesday, November 28, where he will meet the political authorities of the country, Pope Francis greeted the religious leaders. “If we argue, we shall do it as...
The meeting was arranged to take place in Yangon on the morning of November 30. Francis received them in the palace of the archbishopric and talked about their role in the transition process. It was...
For the first time, a Beijing government official spoke about the “diplomacy of art” favored by Pope Francis with the Asian Country, while he denies Chinese tourists being fined for visiting the Holy...
Sunday, November 26, is the Solemnity of Christ the King. Mass Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17; Psalms 23:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28; Matthew 25:31-46. This Sunday is the Solemnity of Our Lord...
Christians are the target of genocide in the Middle East, where they face enslavement, rape, murder, and violence under the rule of Islamic extremists. When trying to flee, they face continuing...