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By Bettina Betzner, Germany  • Dear Pope Francis, I would like to have a personal conversation with you about ‘Laudato Si’. I would like to seek your warm closeness, to look into your eyes, to be captured by your warm gaze, to be moved by your spiritual depth and your authenticity, to make your concern my concern… I had this experience when I saw the film “A Man of His Word” by Wim Wenders. —   Meeting you has changed something in me. After your message in the film IRead More
POPE’S VIDEO – INTENTIONS FOR FEBRUARY • “This month I make a special request: that we may take good care of creation – a gift freely given – cultivating and protecting it for future generations.” This is Pope Francis’ prayer in the video message with his prayer intention for February. “Believers and unbelievers agree that the hearth is our comment heritage, the fruits of which should benefit everyone.” Pope Francis says that in the world we live, “relationship between poverty and the fragility of the planet requires another way ofRead More
ARGENTINA, Paraná, APF Digital and editorial team • The first pilgrims began arriving at La Loma Shrine around 7:14 p.m., south of the city, in the Paracao neighborhood, the final point in the 33rd edition of the Villages’ Pilgrimage that began 5: 00 p.m. on Friday from one of Hasenkamp’s access roads. They arrived exhausted, some were crying, using canes, or leaning on another person’s shoulder, others sang, with arms raised. The conclusion of a laudable demonstration of faith that gathered more than 25,000 people – the majority youngRead More
By María Fischer, editorial team • “A Holy Father that interprets the world based on the experiences of his native South America, from a real and a not a theoretical close proximity to the poor,” commented a visibly moved German reporter, during the primary transmission on public television. “He didn’t return. It’s as if he never left the towns, his favourite place of ministry and being, when he lived in Buenos Aires,” he added, to immediately say that in Europe, we should not fall into the temptation of dismissingRead More
By M. Fischer • “A convincing, prophetic and challenging encyclical”, is how Bishop Luis Infante of Aysen, Chile described the Encyclical Laudato Si, which was published today in Arabic, English, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and German. On Sunday at the Angelus Pope Francis ask that the Encyclical Laudato Si, about caring for our “common home, might be received with open hearts. He stressed that “This home is being destroyed, and that harms everyone, especially the poorest. My appeal is, therefore, to responsibility, based on the task that God has givenRead More