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Pope Francis gives interview to Argentinian newspaper

(Vatican Radio) To mark the first 500 days of the pontificate of Pope Francis, the Argentinian weekly “Viva” (a supplement of the newspaper El Clarín) on Sunday published the first excerpts of an interview with Pope Francis conducted earlier this month.

Pope Francis reflected on many things - including his memories of his youth, social issues such as immigration, and even the secret of happiness.

Pope has casual Q&A with priests of Caserta

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with the priests of the Diocese of Caserta on his visit there on Saturday afternoon. The Pope engaged in a question-and-answer period with the priests in the Palatina della Reggia di Caserta Chapel. The Vatican Radio translation of this exchange is offered below.

Cardinal Sandri: No religion can kill in the name of God

(Vatican Radio) Cardinal Leonardo Sandri on Sunday said “no religion can accept to kill God’s children in the Name of the same God.”  He was speaking during a homily at the Chaldean Cathedral of St. Peter in San Diego, California.

Cardinal Sandri, the Prefect for the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, is this month visiting Eastern-Rite Catholic communities in California.

Pope in Caserta asks pardon for persecution of Pentecostals

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis returned to the southern Italian city of Caserta on Monday for a private visit to the Pentecostal community known as the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation. The Pope first met the founder of the community, Pastor Giovanni Traettino, during his time as archbishop of Buenos Aires and over the past year he has met and received groups of Pentecostals at his Santa Marta residence here in the Vatican.

Listen to Philippa Hitchen’s report:  

Pope appeals for peace in Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday made another urgent appeal for an end to the conflicts in the Middle East, in Iraq and in Ukraine. Speaking after his regular Angleus address to thousands of people gathered in a hot and sunny St Peter’s Square, the Pope spoke of the victims of war, in particular the children who die or are injured and orphaned by the violence…

“….bambini morti, bambini feriti, bambini mutilate….”

Pope Francis in Caserta: "Say No to corruption and lawlessness"

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday evening called the people of Caserta to have the courage “to say no to corruption and lawlessness” during an afternoon visit to the city, located in the Campania region of southern Italy.

He celebrated Mass the Square in front of the Royal Palace of Caserta, which used to a residence of the King of Naples.

In his homily, Pope Francis said to inherit the Kingdom of God, Christians must put God first in their lives.

Archbishop talks about Church's "Day for Life" celebration in Britain

(Vatican Radio)  Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark in London says the annual “Day for Life” celebration being marked in Britain on Sunday July the 27th is extremely important as “we’ve got to be a voice for the voiceless.”   Archbishop Smith who is the Chair of the Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship spoke to Susy Hodges about this annual celebration and discussed the challenges of getting the pro-life message across in today’s society. 

The Pope for the fourth national congress on the pastoral ministry of social communications in Brazil

“In the digital world
proclaiming the Gospel must be followed by an offer to meet Christ in a real
and transforming way”. Pope Francis expressed this desire in a message — signed by Secretary of State Cardinal
Pietro Parolin — to participants of the fourth national congress on pastoral
ministry in social communications (PASCOM) in Brazil. The conference began on
Thursday, 24 July, at the Marian Shrine of Aparecida with the theme
“Communication, challenges, opportunities to evangelize in the digital age”. In

Pope visits Caserta

Caritas launches appeal for Gaza

(Vatican Radio) Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church’s international aid organization, has launched an emergency appeal to help the people of Gaza.

According to Caritas, most of the victims are children, women and the elderly.

In a press release, Caritas said “the Church of Jesus Christ cannot remain silent” in the face of the increasing needs of the Gazans.

The first phase of the 1.1 million-euro emergency program, Caritas will provide medical supplies and medicine to four hospitals, and fuel for generators; 2,000 families will receive food parcels.


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