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Pope's Prayer Intention for February 2023

Let us pray that parishes, placing communion –communion of people, ecclesial communion– at the center, may increasingly become communities of faith, of fraternity and of welcoming the most in need".

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Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan

Links to Pope Francis' homilies and addresses on his apostolic journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan 31 January to 5 February 2023.

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Finding Meaning in Grief

This is the second of a series of interviews commemorating the 75th anniversary of Opus Dei coming to Ireland. In this episode, Gobnait O'Grady discusses the impact of grief in our lives and the lives of others, and how to help those who need our accompaniment and care during this difficult time in their lives.

Personal testimonies

"Show the beauty of the goal"

In his 25 January general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechetical cycle on apostolic zeal, speaking about Jesus as the teacher of proclamation.

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The Great Discovery

Ulf and Brigitta Ekman talk about their long path to the Catholic Church in this conference during the IX Symposium of St. Josemaría - Faith and Society in Jaén, Spain in November 2018. When John Paul II visited Sweden in 1989, Ulf Ekman was a Lutheran pastor praying for God to protect his country from Catholicism. He joined the Catholic Church in 2014 and, when Pope Francis visited his country (in 2016) he prayed for the trip to contribute to interfaith dialogue, in humility and charity.

Personal testimonies

"He is a shepherd for all of us"

In his 18 January general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechetical cycle on apostolic zeal, speaking about Jesus as the model for evangelization.

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Resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on 18 January, culminating in the feast of the conversion of St. Paul on 25 January. Here are daily meditations and several other articles and stories related to the Octave for Christian Unity.

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"We are all God's children"

"Do you realize that you're like Jesus? More like him than other children: you have an adoptive father too," Mar and Andrés tell their adopted children. Their explanation of how God changed their plans to form their family is both natural and supernatural.

Personal testimonies

Pope's Prayer Intention for January 2023

Let us pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than confrontation and helping especially the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

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"The faith is contagious"

In his 11 January general audience, Pope Francis began a new catechetical cycle on apostolic zeal, speaking about the call to the apostolate.

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