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December 1, 2020

Extracts from the Pope’s homily at Midnight Mass, 24 December 2019

The grace of God, “bringing salvation to all” (Titus 2:11), has shone on our world this night.

But what is this grace? It is divine love, the love that changes lives, renews history, liberates from evil, fills hearts with peace and joy.… More

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Healing the World

Extracts from the Pope’s catechesis on healing the world

In the face of the pandemic and its social consequences, many risk losing hope. In this time of uncertainty and anguish, I invite everyone to welcome the gift of hope that comes from Christ.… More

Caring for one another in order to heal the world

The pandemic has highlighted how vulnerable and interconnected everyone is. If we do not take care of one another, starting with the least, with those who are most impacted, including creation, we cannot heal the world.

Coronavirus not the only disease

The effort of so many people who have been offering evidence of human and Christian love for neighbour, dedicating themselves to the sick even at the risk of their own health, is commendable.… More

A reflection on the prayer of Jacob

An edited version of the Pope’s catechesis

One day Jacob hears the call of home. He sets out, undertaking a long journey until he reaches the final step, the Jabbok stream. Here the Book of Genesis (32: 23-33) describes that the patriarch Jacob, after having all of his people and all the livestock cross the stream, remains alone on the bank of the river on the foreign side.… More

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