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COVENANT OF LOVE IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS, Maria Fischer with Pilar de Beas • “They copied us,” says Pilar de Beas upon learning of the campaign launched by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. Following the words of Pope Francis after the Angelus on July 26th, the dicastery launched the campaign “The elderly are your grandparents” to invite young people throughout the world to make a gesture of tenderness towards elderly people who feel lonely, because “every elderly is your grandfather or grandmother and they need you!”Read More
POPE FRANCIS IN PERU, Manuel Huapaya • Just over a week ago, our dear Pope Francis concluded his visit to Chile and Peru. They were intense days of hard work for the Bishop of Rome, who arrived on our shores desiring peace, unity and hope for our people (Chile: “my peace I give you”; Peru: “united in hope.”) His arrival in Peru was a desire that grew stronger and stronger. On Thursday 18 January, we followed him on television, celebrating his last mass on Chilean soil, in Iquique and leavingRead More
COLOMBIA/VATICAN, editorial team • In two months, Pope Francis will land in Colombia. The Colombian Bishops’ Conference set up a website [Spanish only] so that the faithful all around the world can follow his travels. The page already contains all of the information pertaining to his apostolic visit. From 6 to 10 September, Pope Francis will visit Bogotá, Medellín, and Villavicencio. Thousands of pilgrims are expected to welcome him at his various stops. www.papafranciscoencolombia.co was created for all those who cannot be there in person. It provides information about theRead More
by Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz, aleteia.org • Pope Francis, in the midst of reforming the curia and the structures of the Holy See, was seen this Wednesday morning, 13 July, inside a pearl-coloured Toyota Yaris on his way (after a dental appointment) to the fourth floor in Conciliacion 1 road.  This is where, among other offices, the Pontifical Commission for Latin America (CAL) is located.  Surprise, the Pope is at the door! The CAL staff and their supervisors couldn’t believe it. “Incredible.” Pope Francis decided to “pop in” to theRead More
PARAGUAY, by Rafael Vera • Today, on Workers’ Day, together with Alberto Léon from Chile, we had the opportunity to visit Nichoás, who is blind; Cipriano, who is in a different capacity; and Valentina, who is bedridden. The Blessed Mother used us as instruments to visit her children. It was a moving experience to see Nicolás feeling the beautiful image of our Mother, the Pilgrim Mother for the Blind, carved in wood so that she can be “seen” by touching her. She recently arrived from Argentina where the Pilgrim MotherRead More