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اللجنة الأسقفية لوسائل الإعلام في لبنان
المركز الكاثوليكي للإعلام في لبنان

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On February 24, 2018, Pope Francis met in private, for some 40 minutes, with Asia Bibi’s family — the Pakistani Christian sentenced to death –, with her husband, Ashiq Masih and Eisham Ashiq, one of their daughters.The Pontiff also received Rebecca Bitrus of Nigeria, victim of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram.For this meeting, which took place on the occasion of the International Day of Protest against the Persecution of Christians, organize
Pope Francis reflected on the virtue of patience in his homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Monday.“The testing of your faith produces patience”: Pope Francis based his homily for Monday’s morning Mass on this text from the First Reading, taken from the Letter of St James. Patience does not mean resignation – or defeat But what does patience mean in life and in the face of trials? It’s certainly not easy to understand, the Pop
Pope Francis has invited the faithful to be constantly open to God’s saving message. He was speaking during the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. This is the English summary of his catechesis:Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the Eucharist, we now consider the importance of the Liturgy of the Word. There God speaks to us, and the same Holy Spirit who inspired the sacred Scriptures opens our minds and heart
In the final Mass of his Apostolic Journey to Latin America, Pope Francis underlined how Jesus continues to walk in our cities and streets, “in order to rekindle the flame of hope and the aspiration that breakdown can be overcome by fraternity, injustice defeated by solidarity, violence silenced by the weapons of peace.”The Pope during his homily at Las Palmas Airbase in Lima drew inspiration from the readings of the day in which the Lord speaks
We bring you the full text of Pope Francis' prepared remarks delivered to the bishops of Peru in the Archbishop's Residence in Lima on the final day of his Apostolic Visit.Address of the Holy FatherMeeting with the Peruvian BishopsLima, Archbishop’s HouseSunday, 21 January 2018Dear Brother Bishops,         Thank you for the kind words addressed to me by the Cardinal Archbishop of Lima and the President of t
Pope Francs called on Peru’s bishops to be builders of unity, citing the example of Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, Archbishop of Lima, and Patron of Latin American Episcopate. His remarks came on January 21, 2018, in a meeting with the Bishops in the Archbishop’s Palace in Lima, Peru.The Holy Father noted that the Saint is often referred to as “The New Moses” and there is a portrait of him in the Vatican that shows him crossing a great river.
 APOSTOLIC VISIT OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCISTO CHILEHomily at the Mass for the Progress of PeoplesTemucoWednesday, 17 January 2018“Mari, Mari” [Good morning!]“Küme tünngün ta niemün” [“Peace be with you!” (Lk 24:36)]I thank God for allowing me to visit this beautiful part of our continent, the Araucanía.  It is a land blessed by the Creator with immense and fertile green fields, with forests full of impressive araucarias – the fif
Pope Francis has expressed his “pain and shame'” for the “irreparable damage” caused to children by some priests in the Church.During his first full day in Chile–a country that has been scarred by the abuses that have caused tension and protests even up to the visit–addressing to the countries authorities, Pope Francis asked forgiveness for these acts and appealed that “every effort” be done to help victims and to ensure that “such things do not
Pope Francis greets thousands of pilgrims for the General Audience telling them that the liturgy is a true school of prayerPope Francis on Wednesday continued his catechesis on the Holy Eucharist during his General Audience, focusing his attention on the Gloria and the opening prayer of the Mass.Speaking to the estemated 7 thousand pilgrims and tourists gathered in the Paul VI hall, the Pope recalled the rite of reciting the Ancient hymm “Gl
The Pope’s calendar for January and February, after he returns from an Apostolic Visit to Chile and ‎Peru.‎The conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January and the start of Lent in February are among the major celebrations of Pope Francis in Rome after he returns from his Apostolic Journey to Chile and Peru this month. Monsignor Guido Marini, the Master of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff on Monday releas
We can also ask why, among all those who looked up at the heavens, so many others did not follow that star, “his star”Pope Francis today celebrated Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany. Here is the official Vatican translation of his homily:~Three actions of the Magi guide our journey towards the Lord, who today is revealed as light and salvation for all peoples. The Magi see the star, theyset out and they bring gifts.Seein
At this week's General Audience Pope Francis focuses on the Eucharist and how to prepare ourselves in a worthy manner.Pope's General Audience of 3 January 2018: Full textDear brothers and sisters:In our catechesis on the Holy Eucharist, today we consider the penitential rite.  To prepare ourselves to celebrate worthily the sacred mysteries, we acknowledge, before God and our brothers and sisters, that we have sinned.  Significantly, we
VATICAN CITY, JANUARY 1, 2018 ( Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today, before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square.* * *Before the Angelus: Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning!On the first page of the calendar of the New Year, which the Lord gives us, the Church puts as stupendous miniature the liturgical solemnity of Mary Most Holy, Mother of God. On this
This morning’s General Audience was held at 9:35 in Paul VI Hall, where the Holy Father Francis met with groups of pilgrims and faithful from Italy and from all over the world.Continuing with the new series of catecheses on the Holy Mass, in his address in Italian the Pope reflected on the theme: “Why Go to Mass on Sunday?”After summarizing his catechesis in several languages, the Holy Father expressed special greetings to groups of faithful pres
by Robin GomesThe mother of God is a figure of the Church from whom we want to learn ‎to be a Church that embraces all the richness and cultural diversity of the people of Latin America and the Caribbean, where no one  feels ashamed or small. Pope Francis’ exhortation came in his homily at an evening Mass on Tuesday to commemorate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose image is enshrined in Mexico City and is