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Pope delivers EASTER sermon in empty Basilica. Urges peace during pandemic.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/el-papa-francisco-insta-a-una-tregua-mundial-y-a-perdonar-la-deuda-de-los-paises-pobres/ The Pope Francis urged Sunday in his Easter message to establish a “comprehensive and immediate cease-fire” to address the pandemic of the new coronavirus and urged to reduce or cancel the debt of the poorest countries. In a world “overwhelmed by the pandemic, which is putting our great human family to severe test,” …

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Pope stresses the overcoming of fear with worldwide influx of immigrants

by James “JB” Bryson Ironic timing that the Pope called for mercy and empathy concerning migrants, when we see a story released today about people seeking refuge in Baja Chiquito.   https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Caravana-migrantes-zarpa-Chiquito_0_5313218691.html ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Pope Francis called today to overcome the fear of migrants and to welcome them, both to help these …

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Pope speaks out against Maduro and Venezuela.

Pope Francis urged on Sunday to put an end to “social injustices, abuses and violence” in Venezuela and called for “a peaceful and negotiated solution” in Nicaragua . In his traditional Easter Sunday message, Francisco reminded Latin Americans that “they suffer the consequences of difficult political and economic situations.” The …

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World Youth Day wants to be a re-invigorating of Catholicism

While social networks are flying criticism and cynical comments about the completion of the World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama, the streets of the city have become the perfect setting for a great festival that is also meeting, dialogue and party among young people. The Catholicism of the 21st century …

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PANAMA: Anticipating World Youth day!

When you get off the plane of Alitalia, Pope Francisco will meet with a Panama excited about his visit. You will be greeted with flowers, typical dances, flags and the radiant sun of January. Beyond the jubilation and festive atmosphere, a country that is preparing to choose a new president …

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Pope arrives Wednesday: Speaks of hypocrisy of Religion vs Vanity. IMO- Varela

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson Please read this article about how the Pope feels, in anticipation of his monumental visit to Panama, of how he feels there is a conflict between those that espouse the virtues of Faith, while not practicing them. Those that succumb to Vanity. I “personally” wrote …

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Venezuela and Nicaragua tumult reach all the way to Vatican for Papal plea at Christmas

In St. Peter’s Square, in the Vatican, before tens of thousands of pilgrims, dressed in a white dagger that held a cincture at waist height, Pope Francis held yesterday the message Urbi et Orbi (at the city ​​and the world), which did not let escape the difficult situation that exists …

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Panamanian Catholic Dioceses preparing for WYD and Papal Visit

Jackeline Morales, director of Days in the Dioceses of the Local Organizing Committee for the World Youth Day (WYD), explains to The Star of Panama what the Days of the Diocese are about and the significance of the symbols of WYD for the Christian meeting, which will take place from …

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Upcoming World Youth Day something to be proud of for Panama

Israel Ramos V., parish priest of the church San Antonio María Claret, from the capital town of Pueblo Nuevo, was on a formative visit to the city of Madrid (Spain) when he learned the good news: Panama would be the headquarters of World Youth Day (WYD) The voice of Christ …

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Pope affirms Church disagreement with Capital Punishment

Pope Francis has modified the teaching of the Church on the death penalty and said in a text published on Thursday that it is always “inadmissible” because it “undermines” the inherent dignity of every human being. The Vatican announced on Thursday that the pontiff approved a change in the Catechism …

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Panama coordinating with Mexico for Papal visit on World Youth Day

A little more than seven months before the World Youth Day (JMJ) 2019, details related to this religious event are finalized. Recently, as part of an official visit to Mexico, Vice Chancellor Luis Miguel Hincapié held meetings with the main authorities linked to security, customs and migration issues. The purpose …

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Vatican sounds off on Tax Havens for the wealthy

Tax havens and financial tools such as derivatives and credit default swaps are seriously immoral and unfair, the Vatican said Thursday, May 17, describing them as ” activated time bombs” that will especially harm the world’s poorest. The Vatican Doctrine Office collaborated with the Department of Social Justice in a …

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Pope ponders his time to say “Farewell”

Pope Francis said Tuesday May 15 that he has been thinking about when it would be time to “say goodbye” to his flock. The pontiff made this reflection during his homily this Tuesday. The Holy See did not disclose the full text. Just as Saint Paul thought at the time …

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Prayer approach to Pope and World Youth Day

The person in charge of creating the original text of the official prayer of the World Youth Day Panama 2019 was the priest Miguel Ángel Keller, of the Order of San Agustín, who had to comply with specific parameters for this task. The cult to the Virgin Maria and the hope …

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Pope Francis wants violence to end in Nicaragua

The  Pope Francis appealed Sunday to the cessation of violence that has engulfed Nicaragua after protests against the government of the country, which killed 11 people, including a journalist. The protests erupted in Nicaragua on Wednesday over a proposal for pension reform, with violent demonstrations shaking cities across the Central …

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Ulloa calls for end of corruption

The Archbishop of Panama, José Domingo Ulloa, said yesterday during the Eucharistic Quotation that our country continues to be hurt by corruption and the lack of an expeditious justice. 280 days are missing for the realization in Panama of the World Youth Day (WYD) 2019. 22 to January 27, 2019 …

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Pope knocks “likes” in Panama WYD message

WITH  less than a year to the World Youth Day  (WYD) to be celebrated in Panama,  over  42,000 people have registered since the lists were opened last week. On Thursday. Feb. 22 Pope Francis sent a message to the young people of the world who are thinking of participating in …