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Message of the Holy Father Francis for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Dear brothers and sisters! “Listen to the voice of creation” is the theme and invitation of this year’s Season of Creation. The ecumenical phase begins on 1 September with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and … Continue reading

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Make peace not war

Brad Rozairo, OMI – These days as I follow the news about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, my mind goes back to Sri Lanka. The ethnic war which lasted for 26 years was a very frightening experience for many, especially for people … Continue reading

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Message of his Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2022

“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest,if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity,let us do good to all” (Gal 6:9-10)

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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Thirtieth World Day of the Sick –

Dear brothers and sisters: Thirty years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to encourage the people of God, Catholic health institutions and civil society to be increasingly attentive to the sick and to those … Continue reading

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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis For The Fifth World Day of the Poor

“The poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7) 1. “The poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7). Jesus spoke these words at a meal in Bethany, in the home of a certain Simon, known as the leper, a few … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Says, “Abortion is the Death Penalty for the Unborn.”

(Pastoral Statement of Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI) Abortion Is The Leading Cause Of Death In The USA And Worldwide More human beings died in abortion that any other cause of death in 2020. The statistics compiled by Worldometers gives the … Continue reading

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Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2021

The following is the text of the Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2021, entitled: “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem “ (Mt 20: 18). Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love:

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A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCEFOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 54th WORLD DAY OF PEACE1 JANUARY 2021 A CULTURE OF CARE AS A PATH TO PEACE 1. At the dawn of a new year, I extend cordial greetings to Heads … Continue reading

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‘Work takes priority over religion in Japan’, says Oblate priest ahead of Pope’s visit

Ahead of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Japan, an OMI missionary priest explores how the face of the local Catholic Church is changing and the challenges of preaching the Gospel where people give priority to work, not religion.

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From child prostitution to nuclear arms, Pope has a big agenda in Asia

When Pope Francis embarks on the 32nd trip of his pontificate Tuesday, headed towards Thailand and Japan, he will once again be visiting nations where Catholics are a small minority. In both countries, there’s one Catholic for every 200 people, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis is going to Japan and Thailand: Here’s what you need to know

Pope Francis returns to Asia on Nov. 19 for a visit to Thailand and Japan, two predominantly Buddhist countries where Christians remain a tiny minority. He goes to encourage the small Catholic community in each country, foster dialogue with the … Continue reading

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