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Pope Expresses Closeness with Greece
Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of Greece. The country missed the deadline to payback a $1.8 million loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Although the country had presented a two-year deal to restructure its debt, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there would be no negotiati...
Pope's Homily for Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul
Below is the Vatican Radio-provided full English translation of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for the Mass for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on Sunday morning in St. Peter's Basilica: **** The reading, taken from the Acts of the Apostles, speaks to us of the first Christian community besieged by persecuti...
'I Want to Bring You Tenderness, Caress of God'
Just one week before Pope Francis' apostolic visit to Latin America, July 5-13, he has expressed his affection and closeness to the people of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. In a video-message to the three South American nations he will visit during the trip, the Holy Father said, “I want to be a witness of thi...
Placing Peripheries at the Center
From the Andes to the  Atlantic Ocean, to the Amazon and the Rio de le Plata, going in a few hours from 4,000 meters of altitude down to sea level , and including a wide gamut of languages (Quechua, Aymara, Guarani) and ethnic groups (Indians and Mestizos) -- all in just under seven days. Francis’ trip to Ecuado...
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