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مجلس البطاركة والاساقفة الكاثوليك في لبنان
اللجنة الأسقفية لوسائل الإعلام في لبنان
المركز الكاثوليكي للإعلام في لبنان

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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
e sat a colourful mix of military men in green uniforms, cardinals and bishops, diplomats and politicians in traditional coloured sarongs and flip flops. A row of children in ethnic costumes flanked the pope and ‘The Lady’ as they took their place on stage.Unsurprisingly, in a country still struggling to emerge from half a century of military dictatorship, the pope’s words were firmly focused on dialogue, reconciliation and respect
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday is spending his first full day in Myanmar where he traveled to the country's capital to meet with the country’s de facto civilian leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. After meeting with her privately, she pronnounced an official welcome speech at the Myanmar International Convention Center where the Pope met with authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar on Monday, for the firstpapal visit to the nation, which has recently emerged from over a half a century of military rule.When the army first took power in 1962, all foreign missionaries were expelled; but since then, a number of religious congregations have returned to the country to set up some much needed health, education, and development programmes.Ahead of th
Vatican Radio) Pope Francis arrived on Monday in Yangon, where he wasgreeted by Myanmar’s political and religious authorities, as well as by crowds of ordinary people who lined the road to the archbishop’s residence where he’ll be staying for the three-day visit.Philippa Hitchen is in Yangon to report on this papal journey and was among the crowds waiting for the Pope and his entourage to arrive in the city centre.Listen to her report:
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis sent telegrammes to the heads of State and Government of the countries over which he flew on his way to Myanmar for his Apostolic Journey.Each telegram contains greetings for the country's people and a request for prayers for the Pope's trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh.Please find  the telegrammes below:CroatiaHER EXCELLENCY Kolinda Grabar-KitarovićPRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIAZAGREBAS I FLY THROUGH CR
(Vatican Radio) A leading Catholic peace campaigner says she hopes that Pope Francis’s condemnation of nuclear weapons can influence the current “serious and frightening exchange” between the United States and North Korea.Co-president of Pax Christi International Marie Dennis, who attended the recent international symposium on disarmament and development held at the Vatican, said she believed the Pope’s clear call for the abolition of nuclear wea
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis had a private meeting at Santa Marta on Monday afternoon with members of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working for peace and human rights around the world.The Elders was established 10 years ago by former South African President Nelson Mandela and is currently marking the group’s 10th anniversary with a campaign called “Walk Together”  - continuing Mandela’s
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday addressed members of theInternational Federation of Catholic Universities at the conclusion of their conference entitled,  "Refugees and Migrants in a Globalized World: Responsibilities and Responses of Universities".Listen to our report:   Addressing the International Conference participants on Saturday in the Vatican the Pope, congratulating them on their work, also pointed out t
(Vatican Radio) Here is the full text of Pope Francis' remarks at the conference on (Re)Thinking Europe: a Christian Contribution to the Future of the European Project, sponsored by the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE): Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferencesof the European CommunitySaturday, 28 October 2017Your Eminences,Your Excellencies,Distingui
Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has told the faithful never to despair, as the Lord’s grace is always present to those who put their trust in him.The Pope’s was speaking to the faithful at the Wednesday General Audience, during which he continued his catechesis on Christian hope.Listen to the report by Linda Bordoni:  Pope Francis greeted the crowds in St. Peter’s square telling them that this is the last catechesis on t
(Vatican Radio) The centre of the mystery of Jesus Christ is that he "loved me" and "gave himself" up to death, for me.Those were the Pope’s words at Mass at Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday morning, which he said was a meditation on the Passion of the Lord, the Via Crucis. It is good to go to Mass, pray, to be good Christians, continued Pope Francis, but the central question is whether you have entered the mystery of Jesus Christ.Listen to this repor
Pope Francis on October 23, 2017, received Beatitude Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem.The Holy Father took the occasion to renew his closeness to those suffering from conflicts in the Holy Land, noting: “The uncertainty of the situation and the lack of understanding between the parties continue to create insecurity, the restriction of fundamental rights, and the flight of many people from their land.”The Pope asked for God’s
Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has announced a special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region that will focus on the needs of its indigenous people, on new paths for evangelization and on the crisis of the rain forest.The Pope’s announcement came on Sunday during the Angelus after a canonization Mass during which he canonized 35 new saints, including three indigenous children martyred in 16