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Pope Francis’ message for 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Pope Francis’ message for 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

A Sept. 29, 2019 file photo of Pope Francis during the unveiling of a monument dedicated to migrants and refugees at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. VATICAN MEDIA May 12, 2023 Vatican City Free to choose whether to migrate or to stayMessage of Pope Francis for the...

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ 2022 Christmas ‘Urbi et Orbi’ message

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ 2022 Christmas ‘Urbi et Orbi’ message

May the Lord Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, bring to all of you the love of God, wellspring of confidence and hope, together with the gift of the peace proclaimed by the angels to the shepherds of Bethlehem: “Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace to those whom he favours” (Lk 2:14).

FULL TEXT:  Pope Paul VI’s address to first Asian bishops meeting in Manila

FULL TEXT: Pope Paul VI’s address to first Asian bishops meeting in Manila

Here’s the full text of Pope Paul VI’s address during the first Asian bishops meeting in Manila on Nov. 29, 1970, when the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) was born. To mark the 50th anniversary of that historic and significant event, more than 200 cardinals and bishops are now gathered in Thailand.