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Pope Francis holds relics of St. Peter, during closing 'Year of Faith' Mass

November 24, 2013. (Romereports.com) The Year of Faith came to a close with a Papal Mass in St. Peter's Square. Thousands came out to the Vatican to celebrate, as the Pope highlighted that Christians should always have Christ at the center of their lives. POPE FRANCIS “This [...]
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Pope Francis brings 'Year of Faith' to a close

Pope Francis closed the Year of Faith talking about the forgiveness at the Mass celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica. He also venerated the relics of St. Peter which were found during the excavations which took place in the years following the death in 1939 of [...]
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Collection of Year of Faith testimonies

The Year of Faith ends on Sunday November 24, the feast of Christ the King. Over these months this website has published several testimonies from people who have discovered the joy of the Faith. Below is a list of them. Story of an exercise-book Dalia, Lithuania: [...]
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Pope: I'm not a pharmacist, but you should take this 'soul medicine'

November 18, 2013. (Romereports.com) Tens of thousands of people who came out to St. Peter's Square to celebrate the Angelus with Pope Francis, actually received a gift. They left with a small box of spiritual medicine. POPE FRANCIS “Take it! It includes [...]
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Pope: Don't be tricked by false saviours, pray for persecuted Christians.

At his Angelus address Pope Francis warned the faithful not to be taken in by false saviours or leaders in our world who seek to influence the minds of people, especially the young. He also urged solidarity with the many Christians undergoing persecution throughout the [...]
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Pope prays for victims in the Philippines and for Syrian children who were killed

November 13, 2013 (Romereports.com) The cold weather has made its way to Rome. So, as the Pope blessed children out in St. Peter's Square, he made sure they were kept nice and warm, with gestures like this one. During his catechesis, the Pope was moved [...]
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What is the Church?

1. What is the Church? The word “Church” (Latin ecclesia, from the Greek ek-ka-lein, to “call out of”) means a convocation or an assembly. It designates the assemblies of the people, usually for a religious purpose. Ekklesia is used frequently in the Greek Old Testament for [...]
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Heaven, Death, Purgatory… What are the Last Things?

In Catholic tradition the “Last Things” are the things that man will encounter at the end of his life on earth: death, judgement, and his eternal destiny in heaven or hell. The Church focuses on them particularly in November each year. Her liturgy invites Christians [...]
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Gethsemane: the Agony in the Garden and the Prayer of Jesus

Footprints of our Faith “When God’s appointed time comes to save mankind from the slavery of sin, we contemplate Jesus Christ in Gethsemani, suffering in agony to the point of sweating blood (cf. Lk 22:44). He spontaneously and unconditionally accepts the sacrifice which the Father is [...]
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Jerusalem: The Via Dolorosa (1)

In the footprints of our Faith “Do you want to accompany Jesus closely, very closely?... Open the Holy Gospel and read the Passion of Our Lord. But don’t just read it: live it. There is a big difference. To read is to recall something that happened [...]
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