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Posted on 04/7/2014 16:17 PM (Diocese of Duluth | Daily News)
Here are some of the things making headlines across the Catholic world.
Pope Francis’ homily on Monday drew on the Gospel account of the woman caught in adultery. “How many of us,” the pope said, “should perhaps go to hell? And the condemnation would be just … but He forgives and goes beyond. How? With this mercy!”
Pope, at Angelus, reminds faithful of Jesus’ promise that ‘whoever lives and believes in me will never die’
“Our resurrection begins here: when we decide to obey this command of Jesus, going out into the light, into life; when the masks fall from our face — often we are masked by sin, the masks must fall! — and we rediscover the courage of our true face, created in the image and likeness of God.”
Twenty years after the African nation of Rwanda was ripped apart by genocide, the church is still involved in efforts to bring peace and reconciliation. Perpetrators say that apologizing and receiving forgiveness has lifted a burden from their heart and allowed them to rest, while victims say that granting forgiveness allows them to heal and move forward with their lives.
Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, who worked closely with Blessed John Paul II, says the late pontiff saw praying for the church and the world was his main duty as pope.
Posted on 04/3/2014 12:14 PM (Diocese of Duluth | Daily News)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In their first overseas trip in three years, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, met April 3 with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
The 30-minute visit of the 87-year-old queen and her 92-year-old husband demonstrates "the importance that she places on this relationship with the Holy See and on getting to know Pope Francis," said Nigel Baker, the British ambassador to the Holy See.