Category Archives: Pope’s messages

Pope Francis’ press conference in plane from Bangladesh: Rohingyas and nuclear weapons

Pope Francis’ press conference in plane from Bangladesh: Rohingyas and nuclear weapons

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Dec 4, 2017

SUBSCRIBE 64K Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ “I cried with the Rohingyas.” “With the nuclear arsenal there is a risk of destroying Humanity.”

Rohingyas, Nuclear Arms, China: Important Topics of Pope’s Press Conference

‘I Did Not Negotiate the Truth,” ‘He Said on HIs Return from Myanmar and Bangladesh

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The delicate question of the Rohingyas, the risk of destruction linked to nuclear arms, relations with China, were among the important topics of the press conference that Pope Francis gave in the plane, which took him from Dhaka, Bangladesh, on December 2, 2017. At the end of his 21st Apostolic Journey, which included Myanmar, the Pontiff affirmed: “I did not negotiate the truth.” read more

POPE FRANCIS DECLARES TROUBLING INTERPRETATION OF AMORIS LAETITIA ‘AUTHENTIC MAGISTERIUM’

POPE FRANCIS DECLARES TROUBLING INTERPRETATION OF AMORIS LAETITIA ‘AUTHENTIC MAGISTERIUM’


by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 2, 2017

A direct contradiction of Canon 915

Church Militant is confirming that Pope Francis has officially approved the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia that opens Holy Communion to the divorced and civilly remarried in some instances, directly contradicting Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law, arguably making this interpretation binding on the consciences of the faithful.

In a Papal Rescript granted on June 5, 2017 ex Audientia Sanctissimi to the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, and just now released by the Vatican in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis, the Holy Father has raised to the level of “authentic Magisterium” both the private letter he wrote on September 5, 2016 to Bp. Sergio Alfredo Fenoy, the Delegate of the Buenos Aires Pastoral Region of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, and the Criterios Basicos para la aplicación del capitulo VIII de Amoris laetitia (“Basic Criteria for the Application of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia“), issued on the same day by the bishops of the Buenos Aires Pastoral Region. read more

Pope Francis: Farewell from Bangladesh at Dhaka International Airport

Pope Francis: Farewell from Bangladesh at Dhaka International Airport

Pope Completes Apostolic Journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh

© L’Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis departed Dhaka International Airport on December 2, 2017, completed his apostolic journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh, which started November 26, 2017.

Immediately after his departure by air from Dhaka, the Holy Father Francis sent the following telegram to the President of the Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Abdul Hamid:

HIS EXCELLENCY ABDUL HAMID
PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH
DHAKA

AS I DEPART BANGLADESH FOR MY RETURN TO ROME, I OFFER RENEWED THANKS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNMENT AND ALL THE BELOVED PEOPLE OF BANGLADESH FOR YOUR GENEROUS WELCOME AND FOR THE MANY KINDNESSES SHOWN TO ME DURING MY VISIT. WITH THE ASSURANCE OF MY CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR YOU, I INVOKE THE ALMIGHTY’S BLESSINGS OF HARMONY AND PROSPERITY UPON THE NATION. read more

Pope Francis in Bangladesh: ‘You are like the Mustard Seed’ – Meeting with 1,500 Religious at Holy Rosary Church, Chittagong

Pope Francis in Bangladesh: ‘You are like the Mustard Seed’ – Meeting with 1,500 Religious at Holy Rosary Church, Chittagong

© L’Osservatore Romano

“The Catholic community in Bangladesh is small. But you are like the mustard seed that God brings to fruition in His own time.”

These were the words of Pope Francis on December 2, 2017, to around 1,500 priests, men and women religious, consecrated persons, seminarians and novices in the Holy Rosary Church, the cathedral-Church of the archdiocese of Chittagong.

“I rejoice to see how this seed is growing and to witness first-hand the deep faith which God has given you,” the Holy Father continued. “I think of the dedicated and faithful missionaries who planted and tended this seed of faith for almost five hundred years. read more

Bangladesh: Shared Desire for Genuine, Lasting Peace – Pope Francis Meets with Representatives of Various Religions

Bangladesh: Shared Desire for Genuine, Lasting Peace – Pope Francis Meets with Representatives of Various Religions

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“Our meeting, which brings together representatives of the various religious communities present in this country, represents a highly significant moment in my Visit to Bangladesh,” Pope Francis said December 2, 2017. “For we have gathered to deepen our friendship and to express our shared desire for the gift of genuine and lasting peace.”

His remarks come at the Inter-religious and Ecumenical Meeting for Peace took place in the garden of the Archbishop of Dhaka. The meeting included representatives of various religious communities: Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Catholic, as well as civil society. read more

Pope Francis Tells Youth of Bangladesh to Choose the Right Path

Pope Francis Tells Youth of Bangladesh to Choose the Right Path

‘Journeying’ Through Life, and not ‘Wandering Aimlessly’

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“As you move forward, make sure that you choose the right path,” exhorted Pope Francis December 2, 2017, to young people in the last major event of his apostolic journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

He explained that “right path” means “journeying” through life, and not “wandering aimlessly,” he told the young people gathered at the sports field at Notre Dame College in Dhaka.

The Holy Father said there is “something unique” about young people, noting their enthusiasm and admitted they make him “feel rejuvenated.” read more

Pope Francis: Politics is a Service

Pope Francis: Politics is a Service

Meeting of Catholic Politicians Serving the Latin American Peoples

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“Politics is, first of all, a service,” Pope Francis said December 1, 2017. “It is not the slave of individual ambitions, of the arrogance of factions or interest groups.”

His comments came in a video message sent on the occasion of the Congress, “Meeting of Catholics that Assume Political Responsibility at the Service of the Latin American Peoples,” held December 1-3, 2017, at the headquarters of the Colombian Episcopal Conference, in Bogota. The event was organized by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America (CAL) and the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM). read more

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On the Meaning of Advent

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On the Meaning of Advent

And the Need ‘To Take Heed and Watch, to Be Ready to Receive Christ the Moment of His Return’

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VATICAN CITY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 (Zenit.org).- 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. – Read the source: https://zenit.org/articles/angelus-address-on-the-meaning-of-advent/

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Before the Angelus:

Today we begin the journey of Advent, which will culminate in Christmas. Advent is the time that is given to us to welcome the Lord who comes to meet us, to verify our desire for God, to look ahead and prepare ourselves for Christ’s return. He will return to us on the feast of Christmas, when we will remember His historical coming in the humility of the human condition; however, He comes within us every time we are disposed to receive Him, and He will come again at the end of time to “judge the living and the dead.” Therefore, we must always be vigilant and wait for the Lord with the hope of meeting Him. Today’s liturgy introduces us, in fact, in this thought-provoking theme of vigilance and expectation. read more

Pope Francis ordains 16 priests in Bangladesh: Teach what you learned, live what you taught

Pope Francis ordains 16 priests in Bangladesh: Teach what you learned, live what you taught

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Dec 1, 2017

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Bangladesh: Pope Francis Ordains 16 to Priesthood

You Will Exercise the Sacred Duty of Teaching in the Name of Christ the Teacher

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“You will exercise the sacred duty of teaching in the name of Christ the Teacher,” told the 16 men being ordained to the priesthood during his celebration of the Mass on December 1, 2017, in the Suhrawardy Udyan Park in Dhaka. read more