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Pope Francis to Schoenstatt movement: Marriage never been attacked so much as now

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis said the institution of Christian marriage has never been attacked so much as nowadays where a temporary or throw-away culture has become widespread. He said marriage should not be seen just a social rite and urged priests to stay close to couples and especially children experiencing the trauma of a family break-up.

Pope’s solidarity with the jobless ‎

(Vatican) Without job there is no dignity - the dignity to bring bread home, which enables one to plan the ‎future ‎and decide to form a family. Pope Francis made the observation in a message to Italy’s national ‎convention ‎on the theme, “Hope amidst Precariousness,” organized by the Italian ‎bishops’ conference ‎in Salerno, Oct.

Card. Parolin on Human Dignity and Human Development

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican Secretary of State has addressed a Conference on Human Dignity and Human Development that took place this week at the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in Rome, telling participants that under current economic and development models the very understanding of man and our nature as social beings is at stake.

SIGNIS receives official recognition as Catholic media organisation

(Vatican Radio) The World Catholic Association for Communications, known as SIGNIS, on Friday received official recognition as an international public association of the Church and an important part of its evangelising mission. Founded in 2001 from the merger of the International Catholic Organization for Cinema (OCIC) and the International Catholic Association for Radio and Television (Unda), SIGNIS continues the pioneering work of Catholic media and communications professionals which dates back to the advent of commercial cinema in the late 19th century.

World Meeting of Popular Movements: the excluded are the motor of social change

Vatican City, 2014 (VIS) – A press conference was held this morning in the Holy See Press Office to present the World Meeting of Popular Movements, to be held in Rome from 27 to 29 October. The event was organised by the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace”, in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences and the leaders of various movements.

Pope at Santa Marta: Unity in diversity

(Vatican Radio) Every Christian is called to work for the unity of the Church, allowing ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit who creates unity in diversity, said Pope Francis at Mass Friday morning at Casa Santa Marta.

Pope Francis greets members of Orientale Lumen Foundation on ecumenical pilgrimage

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis said on Friday there is no authentic ecumenical dialogue without being ready “for an interior renewal” and the quest for a greater fidelity to Christ and his wishes.

Holy See announces Pope's liturgical schedule for November

(Vatican Radio) The Holy See has released the calendar of celebrations at which the Holy Father will preside in November.

On Saturday 1 November, Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Mass for the Solemnity of All Saint’s at the Campo Verano cemetery in Rome. The following day, Sunday 2 November, he will lead a prayer service in the Vatican Grottoes for all deceased Popes.

Vatican to UN: To combat extreme poverty we must eradicate inequality

(Vatican Radio) If the international community is serious about eradicating extreme poverty then it cannot rely on “one-size-fits-all solutions”.  Moreover, it’s not just a question of “increasing the amount of money a day a person lives on”. In the long term it's a question of eradicating inequality.

This was the message at the heart of the Holy See’s address to the United Nations in New York on the issues of eradicating extreme poverty.

Cardinal Oswald Gracias on Synod on the family

The 3rd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, took place here in the Vatican, ‎Oct. ‎‎5 ‎to 19, on the theme, “‎Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization”.  Half-‎way through the 2-week meeting, the synod on Oct.

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