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Vatican Dossier - Mar 9

Papal Texts

Pope Condemns Spread of Anti-Semitic Attacks in Various Countries

Addressing Delegation of American Jewish Committee, says “of great concern to me is the spread, in many places, of a climate of wickedness and fury, in which an excessive and depraved hatred is taking root”
Development and Populations

Pope Francis Affirms Importance of Meeting Sustainable Development Goals

International Conference ‘Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Listening to the cry of the earth and of the poor’
Pope's Morning Homily

Santa Marta: Lent is Time to Keep it Simple

‘Those who seek appearances never recognize themselves as sinners.’
Culture & Society

Africa: There is no Mission Without Women

‘In our continent, women are a fundamental link in the missionary activity of the Church’
Religious Orders and Congregations

International Women’s Day: Strong Religious Women: Heroines and ‘Heart’ of Church

‘What would the church and society be without religious sisters?’

Bishop Barron: The One Who Is; The One Who Gives

Derrida, Aquinas, and the Dilemma of the Divine Generosity
Episcopal Conferences

Poland: Observing 100th Anniversary of Polish Bishops’ Conference

Also100th anniversary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Poland
Sunday Readings

Archbishop Follo: To change one’s life not only something about it.

With the wish to understand during this Lent that the spirit of penitence and conversion is spirit of love and sharing.

Philippines: Vatican Official Cites Overseas Workers’ Role in Evangelization

‘Filipinos know how to evangelize in a very wonderful way, not only here but everywhere in the world’
Family & Life Issues

US: Pro-Life Organization Takes a Stand for ‘Unplanned’

Right to Life League of Southern California Backs Film Exposing Practices of Planned Parenthood
Conflicts, War, Terrorism

Pakistan: Religious Leaders call for Peace in Name of Francis of Assisi

‘We all need to continue what St. Francis and the Sultan began 800 years ago’
Conflicts, War, Terrorism

Mozambique: ACN Interviews Bishop Adriano Langa of Inhambane

‘The wounds of the civil war are still open’