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Failure to evangelize makes ‘mother church’ a ‘baby sitter,’ pope says

Failure to evangelize makes ‘mother church’ a ‘baby sitter,’ pope says

| Francis X. Rocca | April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

All of the baptized and not just the clergy are called to spread the Gospel, even in times of persecution, Pope Francis said in his morning homily April 17.

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Vatican today — June 25, 2012

Vatican today — June 25, 2012

• Fostering vocations to the priesthood is a constant challenge for the church
• Pope speaks about St. John the Baptist
• Solidarity of church with earthquake victims in Italy
• Pope presides meeting of Heads of Dicastery of Roman Curia
• Holy See Press Office director on Pope’s meetings with Cardinals
• Communications advisor for the Secretariat of State
• Audiences
• Other Pontifical Acts

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Vatican today — June 22, 2012

Vatican today — June 22, 2012

• Remain close to those who suffer, Pope tells Colombian Bishops
• The church is not indifferent to people’s quality of life
• Cardinal Bertone calls for free and universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS
• Audiences

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Vatican today — June 21, 2012

Vatican today — June 21, 2012

• Prayer, commitment and fraternity for Syria
• Audience with President of Montenegro and ratification of agreement between Holy See and Montenegro
• Presentation of the Year of Faith
• Cardinal Woelki to take possession of his titular church
• Audiences

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Vatican today — June 20, 2012

Vatican today — June 20, 2012

• Prayer opens the way to the mystery of God’s plan
• Benedict XVI appeals for an end to attacks in Nigeria
• Holy Father receives the Prime Minister of Latvia
• Other Pontifical Acts

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Vatican today — June 18, 2012

Vatican today — June 18, 2012

• Papal message closes Fiftieth International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin
• The Kingdom of God is a gift, but it requires our collaboration
• Pope calls for refugees’ rights to be respected
• International Theological Commission renews its webpage
• Audiences
• Acts concerning the Oriental churches

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Vatican today — June 15, 2012

Vatican today — June 15, 2012

• Holy Father receives president of UN General Assembly
• Audiences
• Other Pontifical Acts

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Vatican today — June 14, 2012

Vatican today — June 14, 2012

• FAO appreciates church commitment in the fight against hunger
• Bishop Fellay visits the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith
• Agreement between Holy See and Lithuania on higher education
• Audiences
• Other Pontifical Acts

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Vatican today — June 13, 2012

Vatican today — June 13, 2012

• Contemplation of Christ does not distance us from reality
• Prayers for the Eucharistic Congress in Ireland
• Baptism frees us from isolation
• Celebrations to be presided by the Pope: July — September
• Other Pontifical Acts

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Vatican today — June 12, 2012

Vatican today — June 12, 2012

• Communique concerning doctrinal assessment of LCWR
• Plenary meeting of Holy See — Isreal Bilateral Commission
• The Holy See has not changed its position on East Jerusalem
• Communique on the integration of VIS into the news. Va Portal and the Holy See press office bulletin
• Other Pontifical Acts

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Vatican today — June 11, 2012

Vatican today — June 11, 2012

• Faithfulness, an expression of the unique bond between the Pope and his direct collaborators
• Church’s mission of Evangelization also involves airports
• Dividing the Eucharistic bread renews our capacity to share
• Pope highlights importance of the Evangelization of culture to Tishops of New Guinea and Solomon Islands
• Comminique of the Holy See Press Office
• Cardinal Bertello, special envoy to Camaldoli Jubilee
• Audiences
• Other Pontifical Acts

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Vatican today — June 8, 2012

Vatican today — June 8, 2012

• The church is committed to the common good in Sri Lanka
• Eucharistic communion and contemplation are inseparable
• The church is not indifferent to sport
• Audiences
• Other Pontifical Acts

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