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Homily from Canonization Mass

Pope Francis' homily at the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II. With Rome Reports video summary, including Pope Francis' greeting to Benedict XVI before the ceremony.

From the Church and the Pope

"Holy Father, we bring you letters from the elderly and orphans"

After the general audience on April 16, a group of university students from UNIV presented Pope Francis with hundreds of letters written by elderly people and orphans from all over the world.

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"Francis Gives Us a Joyful Mission"

An article on "Evangelii Gaudium" by Bishop Javier Echevarría that was published in the "Catholic Herald" (London, UK) on 7 March 2014, as part of a series commemorating the first anniversary of Pope Francis' election.

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Marriage: Icon of God's Love

In his Wednesday general audience on April 2, Pope Francis stressed the beauty of the sacrament of Marriage, and said that God's Love is "mirrored" in the union between husband and wife.

From the Church and the Pope

Statements about Alvaro del Portillo

During the conference held in Rome March 12-14 for the centennial of Alvaro del Portillo, a number of people testified to his influence on their own life and on the life of the Church.


Pope's Message for Lent 2014

"The only real regret lies in not being a saint . . . we could also say that there is only one real kind of poverty: not living as children of God and brothers and sisters of Christ."

From the Church and the Pope

Telegram from the Pope about Alvaro del Portillo

Through his Secretary of State, Pope Francis urges those taking part in the conference on Alvaro del Portillo to imitate his "humble, cheerful, hidden and silent life, a life determined to give testimony to the perennial newness of the Gospel."

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"The Joy of the Gospel"

In his first Apostolic Exhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium," Pope Francis challenges all Catholics to share the message of the Gospel with joy and mercy. With link to Zenit article by Michael Pakaluk on how to read "The Joy of the Gospel."

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Pope Francis: Keys to His Thought

A new book by Mariano Fazio, Vicar of Opus Dei in Argentina, sketches key ideas dear to Pope Francis' heart and shares personal recollections of his many friendly encounters with Archbishop Bergoglio over the years.

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