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Pope Francis on Friday held a prayer service for reconciliation in Colombia, meeting with both victims and perpetrators of the violence that has plagued the country for over half a century. Following...
Following a moving Prayer Meeting for National Reconciliation on Friday, September 8, 2017, Pope Francis paused at the Cross of Reconciliation in Parque de los Fundadores of Villavicencio. The...
Asking the right question is always critical if we want arrive at good answers to what it is we seek or to the problems we face. With that in mind I want to ask us today: How much of your life and...
Prison inmates from jails around Colombia prepared themselves spiritually for the Pope’s visit to their country through prayers, letters, messages, and watching his arrival to their country on...
Miracles of healings multiplied after the last Fatima apparitions. What astounded more than a few people and broke down scoffers and atheists, turning them into believers, were the simple instruments...
The Vatican is appealing to all countries outside the convention to ban cluster bombs to consider “joining the global efforts and our common goal in building together a more humane, more secure and...
“Mary is the first light who announces night’s end, and above all, the impending day”, Pope Francis said during Mass on Friday, September 8, to celebrate the Nativity of Mary and the beatification of...
The Pope’s appeal to the “Great Prayer Meeting for National Reconciliation”. On stage, representatives of victims of violence, military and police officers and former guerrillas. “Open your heart as...
Amongst the over one million faithful attending the Papal Mass in Bogotá on Thursday there were thousands of victims of Colombia’s conflict and groups of Venezuelan refugees on the run from violence...
In Villavicencio Pope Francis beatifies Bishop Jaramillo, who was killed by the ELN guerrillas, and the martyr priest Ramirez Ramos. Bergoglio’s car nearly trapped by the crowd. “Reconciliation...
Upon arrival to Villavicencio, the papal procession was tightened on both sides by a crowd both the policemen on motorbike and the Vatican gendarmes had difficulty containing. There was no tension or...
“May this determination help us flee from the temptation to vengeance and the satisfaction of short-term partisan interests.” Pope Francis pronounces his first official public talk in Colombia, in...
Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota discusses the prospects for peace in Colombia with "La Croix". ***** Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota is counting on Pope Francis’ visit to assist...
One million people at Pope Francis’ Mass in the Simón Bolívar Park in Bogota: Francis quotes those who have committed to the peace process, who like Peter have “put out into the deep”. Brief meeting...
Pope Francis’ met on Thursday, September 7, with Colombia’s bishops, encouraging them to provide practical guidance and spiritual leadership at this crucial moment of their nation’s history....
The Vatican on Wednesday, September 6, declared Mother Teresa a patron saint of the Archdiocese of Calcutta at a Mass in the city where she dedicated her life to the poorest of the poor. The honor...
Religious leaders, politicians, and citizens filled the pews and courtyard of the Roman-Catholic Cathedral of Saint Mother Teresa on Tuesday, September 5. As the church’s belltower, which is central...
During his trip to Colombia this week, the Pope is expected to speak about reconciliation, which he has greatly encouraged. He will also address the deep causes of the violence still very present in...
Saint of the Day for September 8 The Story of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the...
Pope Francis encouraged the faithful of Bogota to entrust themselves to the Lord, who is the only one who sustains us and inspires us to contribute to reconciliation and peace. On the first day of...