Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Rome Reports Newsletter 12/5/2013

Newsletter 05-12-2013
Pope’s Schedule
December 4, 2013. Pope Francis will meet with thousands of pilgrims for Wednesday’s General Audience at St. Peter’s Square. After the audience, he will meet with Card. Angelo Scola and a delegation from the Expo-Milano 2015 at Paul VI Hall.
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Pope talks about resurrection during General Audience
December 4, 2013. The Pope continued his series on the Creed during Wednesday’s General Audience. He spoke about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and its relationship to Catholics today. The General Audience took place in St. Peter’s Square, instead of the Paul VI Hall, as normal for this time of year.
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Vatican discusses ideas for African development
Africa has the lowest human development rat ing among other continents, with several countries on the bottom list.
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Pope’s General Audience: The Resurrection of Jesus gives us the seed of eternity
In his catechesis Pope Francis explained why the Resurrection of Christ is interconnected with that of humanity.
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Pope: It’s not a lie, Jesus Resurrected!
Pope Francis asked thousands of people to pray for five nuns who recently were kidnapped in Syria.
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Vatican Secretary of State greets Council of Cardinals
December 4, 2013. During their Tuesday afternoon session, the Vatican said the Council of Cardinals met briefly with Msgr. Pietro Patrolin to congratulate him on his new post as Secretary of State. The G8 continued their work into Wednesday, analyzing each of the Roman Curia’s departments. Pope Fr ancis was not in the morning session, since he had the General Audience.
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New Prior General of the Augustinians: ‘We must acknowledge that we are all human’
Since September, Alejandro Moral is serving as the new superior of the Order of St. Augustine.
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The Holy Shroud will be on display in the Cathedral of Turin
In Spring of 2015, the Holy Shroud will be displayed to honor St. John Bosco.
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Film on Mexico’s religious persecution: “For Greater Glory” to be released in Mexico and the US
March 21, 2012. ( On April 20th a film that deals with a key part of Mexicos history with Catholicism will be released in Mexico. The movie, is called “For Greater Glory.” The cast includes big Hollywood names like Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, and Peter O Toole.
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