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  • Pope’s Mass in Monza: ‘A people at the peripheries’ March 25, 2017
    (Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in Monza Park for the people of the Archdiocese of Milan, Italy on Saturday during a pastoral visit, reflecting on the annunciation of Jesus as a message of joy at the peripheries of society. The Holy Father invited them to be joyful members of God’s people and to […]
  • Pope Francis spends time with prison inmates in Milan March 25, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) One of the highlights of Pope Francis ’ 1-day pastoral journey to the Italian city of Milan is his visit to the city’s main detention center, the San Vittore Prison . Shortly after midday and the recitation of the Angelus, the Pope travelled to the prison where he was welcomed by the director,Gloria […]
  • Pope speaks to Milan's religious, prays Angelus at Duomo March 25, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday is making a one day pastoral visit to Milan. This morning he paid a call on Milan’s Duomo and traveled to the peripheries of the city to meet with immigrant families. Listen to our report:   For the curious pilgrim or tourist a trip to Milan is not complete […]
  • Pope Francis greets immigrant families in Milan March 25, 2017
    (Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Saturday greeted the Rom, Islamic, and immigrant families of the ‘White Houses’ in the Forlanini quarter of Milan at the beginning of his one-day pastoral visit to the city. Upon his arrival, residents gave the Holy Father two gifts: a priestly stole and a picture of a statuette of the […]
  • Pope Francis: address to EU Heads of State and Government March 24, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis addressed Heads of State and Heads of Government of European Union countries on Friday afternoon, the eve of the 60° anniversary of the signing of the treaties creating the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community – the first major structural steps toward creating the European Union. Below, please […]


  • On Annunciation, Pope says God still seeks hearts like Mary March 25, 2017
    Milan, Italy, Mar 25, 2017 / 03:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation in Milan, telling mass-goers that even today God is still searching for hearts like Mary's that are open to welcoming his invitation and providing hope, even when it's hard.
  • In Milan, Pope makes youth promise to never be a bully March 25, 2017
    Milan, Italy, Mar 25, 2017 / 02:54 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In last meeting during his daytrip to Milan, Pope Francis issued a harsh criticism of bullying in schools, asking youth to make a promise to him and to Jesus to never bully others, and telling teachers to be aware of the problem.
  • We're all responsible for seminarians, African bishop says March 23, 2017
    Cape Coast, Ghana, Mar 23, 2017 / 09:03 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Priestly formation isn't a just a job for the rector – it's a responsibility shared between the entire Christian community and seminarians themselves, said a Ghanaian bishop.
  • Why Catholics in Scotland want a statue for a martyred priest March 23, 2017
    Glasgow, Scotland, Mar 23, 2017 / 03:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Four centuries after the martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie, Catholics in Scotland have launched a campaign to mark the place in Glasgow's city center where he was executed for preaching the Catholic faith.
  • Dublin prepares for 2018 World Meeting of Families March 23, 2017
    Dublin, Ireland, Mar 23, 2017 / 01:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Just a little more than a year away, the Archdiocese of Dublin released a video Wednesday inviting families from around the world to come together in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018.

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