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From Pope Francis

  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (Mt 5: 8)

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE THIRTIETH WORLD YOUTH DAY 2015 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (Mt 5: 8)  Dear Young Friends, We continue our spiritual pilgrimage toward Krakow, where in July 2016 the next international World Youth Day will be held. As our guide for the journey we have chosen the Beatitudes. Last year we reflected on the beatitude of the poor in spirit, within the greater context of the Sermon on the Mount. Together we discovered the revolutionary meaning of the Beatitudes and the powerful summons of Jesus to embark courageously upon... Read more

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In this part of our website, we offer our Members and Consultors the opportunity to take part in the life of the Dicastery through digital media. In this space we will publish testimonies, reflections and papers from Members and Consultors in relation to the Dicastery’s activities and research. Texts are sent in one of the four languages used in the website, and published in that language. ... Read more

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Woman section: topic of the month

  • Mother and worker: conflicting roles?

    Isabelle Cassarà Pontifical Council for the Laity Mother Italy To reconcile work outside the home, the demands of family and the upbringing of children is a growing challenge for women today.  The struggle to achieve political, social and financial equality for women and men has led over time to a gradual process of emancipation for women with various implications. One of these, and certainly of great importance, is that of allowing the entry of women to the professions and their... Read more

Directory of associations: today we introduce

"Pope John XXIII Community" Association

OFFICIAL NAME "Pope John XXIII Community" Association   ALSO KNOWN AS Pope John XXIII Community   ESTABLISHED 1968   HISTORY At the end of the 1950s, convinced of the importance of being present with the young people to... Read more

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