For a non-violent culture – The Pope Video

For a non-violent culture – The Pope Video

Let us pray for a more widespread culture of non-violence, that will progress when countries and citizens alike resort less and less to the use of arms.

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Conversion. Atonement. Forgiveness. Election.

Conversion. Atonement. Forgiveness. Election.

Those four words, as seemingly simple themes, could be used to describe the papacy of Pope Francis that started 10 years ago today. Though the world has changed much in the last decade, Pope Francis has consistently asked for people of good will...

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10 Years of Francis: “Padre Jorge”

10 Years of Francis: “Padre Jorge”

“I first met our Pope Francis when I entered the Society in Argentina. During my almost 3 years there, “Padre Jorge” was my Rector and we lived in the same house. Right from the beginning, we were all amazed at his creativity...”

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10 Years of Francis: Inviting us to be adult disciples

10 Years of Francis: Inviting us to be adult disciples

“As I recall the ministry of my namesake, who wanted to be like the poor of Assisi, to serve the world and the Church, I find that the greatest ministry of Pope Francis is to be found NOT in his policy positions on the issues that shake humanity...”

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10 Years of Francis: MAGIS

10 Years of Francis: MAGIS

“MAGIS is an Ignatian value that is willfully embraced and embedded within me. It has become an integral part of me and my daily life, which in turn leads me to serve Our Lord and His people in Guyana. Pope Francis’ Papacy has underscored for me...”

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10 Years of Francis: Vocation Inspiration

10 Years of Francis: Vocation Inspiration

“Pope Francis and I actually share a special date. On the morning of Wednesday, 13th of March, 2013, I met with the Jesuit in charge of vocations in my area and asked to join the Jesuits. His Papacy has accompanied my formation ever since...”

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10 Years of Francis: Compassion and Tenderness

10 Years of Francis: Compassion and Tenderness

“Shaking Pope Francis’ hand, I am most struck by his tenderness in action. Rewind. It was the summer of 2019 and I was interning for the office of communications at the Jesuit Curia in Rome. One afternoon, word got around that there would be a low-key papal visit...”

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10 Years of Francis: He is my pope too

10 Years of Francis: He is my pope too

“It is 13 March 2013. I am parish priest in Matero, a sprawling poor neighborhood of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. More than 10,000 kilometers away in Rome, the cardinals are in conclave. I have just celebrated evening Mass and I am chatting away with parishioners...”

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10 Years of Francis: Reflections from his Jesuit Brothers

10 Years of Francis: Reflections from his Jesuit Brothers

A decade ago, on the 13th of March 2013, Pope Francis was introduced to the world. It was a time of firsts: the first Jesuit to become a Pope. The first Pope from the Americas. The first Pope to take the name of “Francis”. It was an emotional start to what has been one of the most consequential Papacies of the modern era.

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For victims of abuse – The Pope Video

For victims of abuse – The Pope Video

We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering.

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For parishes – The Pope Video

For parishes – The Pope Video

We pray that parishes, placing communion at the centre, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.

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For educators – The Pope Video

For educators – The Pope Video

We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than confrontation and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

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