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02/04/2018

Easter Vigil Mass
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During his Easter Vigil homily, Pope Francis challenges us not to stand speechless before the events of Holy Week, but to overcome our fears and to share in Jesus’ mission and message. (Photos below) 

Pope Francis during the Easter Sunday liturgy in St Peter's Square
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Speaking off the cuff the Pope said that he was moved to say three things inspired by the Gospel proclamation. 

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Pope Francis celebrates Easter Sunday Mass and delivers his Urbi et Orbi message in St Peter's Square.

Central Loggia of St Peter's Basilica where Pope Francis delivers the "Urbi et Orbi" message and blessing
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Pope Francis delivers his Easter Urbi et Orbi message saying that Jesus’ resurrection contains the power of a grain of wheat. 

Pope Francis during the midday "Regina Coeli" prayer, April 2, 2018
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Pope Francis on Easter Monday urged Christians to commit themselves to fraternity in order to build an authentic ecclesial or civil community. 

GOOD FRIDAY

2018.03.30-Adorazione-della-Croce
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One of the eyewitnesses to the death of Jesus on the cross is “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” This phrase of John’s Gospel proclaimed during the Celebration of ... 

Pope Francis presides over the Via Crucis in the Colosseum
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Pope Francis’ concluding prayer during the Way of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum focusses on three key words, and the same number of requests for grace. (Photos ... 

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Hundreds of priests celebrate Mass with Pope Francis on Holy Thursday. Later in the day, the Pope had lunch with ten priests of the diocese of Rome.
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Ten priests of the diocese of Rome join Pope Francis for a special lunch on Holy Thursday. 

Pope Francis washes the feet of prisoners during the Mass for Holy Thursday.
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Pope Francis tells the inmates at Regina Coeli prison present for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper that Jesus risks himself by serving others because he loves so ... 

Pope Francis and Pope Tawadros II during the Roman Pontiff's visit to Egypt, 13 May, 2017
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The head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church has sent double greetings to Pope Francis for Easter and for 5 years of his pontificate. 

Pope Francis shakes hands with Riccardo Di Segni
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In a message addressed to the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni, Pope Francis extends his “cordial and fraternal” wishes to the Rome Jewish Community for ... 

VATICAN

Crucifix
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The three holiest days in the Church’s liturgical calendar offer an opportunity to reflect on what used to be called “The Four Last Things”: death, judgement, ... 

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The Press Office of the Holy See has released a statement on Thursday concerning remarks attributed to Pope Francis in an article in Italian newspaper "La Repubblica."

Chinese Catholics attend a Holy Thursday Mass at a government sanctioned church in Beijing
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The head of the Holy See press office responded to journalists questions about reports of an agreement regarding the appointment of bishops for the Catholic ... 

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We bring you glimpses of the emotions in and around St. Peter’s Square as faithful and pilgrims from across the world reacted to the passing away of Pope John ... 

CHURCH

Crosses outside the Holy Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem.
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Thirteen patriarchs and heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem are praying that those suffering in the Holy Land and across the world may find hope, peace and ... 

Cardinal Tagle
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The Archbishop of Manila celebrated the Chrism Mass on March 29 hitting out against fake news as manipulative and urging Christians to spread the Good News ... 

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Arbhbishop John Barwa and his priests of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar Archdiocese on March 27 celebrated thier priesthood at the Chrism Mass. A new edition of the New Testament in Odia was also released.

Catholics of St. Anthony's Chruch in Lahore, Pakistan, began Holy Week with Palm Sunday on March 25.
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Suneel Saleem was allegedly killed by doctors and security guards of a government hospital in the city of Lahore. 

2018-03-29 Martin Luther King
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April 4th is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. The US Bishops Conference issued a statement today in view of next week’s ... 

WORLD

Priest celebrates Mass near Acapulco
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A shootout between alleged carjackers and police amidst a Good Friday religious procession in the international vacation spot of Acapulco, leaves one of the ... 

 

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