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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2024

Dear brothers and sisters! When our God reveals himself, his message is always one of freedom: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Ex 20:2).  These are the first words of the Decalogue given to Moses on Mount Sinai. ...
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Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of Peace 2024

At the beginning of the New Year, a time of grace which the Lord gives to each one of us, I would like to address God’s People, the various nations, heads of state and government, the leaders of the different religions and civil society, and all the men and women of our time, in order to offer my fervent good wishes for peace......
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Pope Francis’ Message for 38th Diocesan World Youth Day 2023

Dear Young People, this past August I met hundreds of thousands of your contemporaries from all over the world who converged on Lisbon for World Youth Day. During the pandemic and all its uncertainties, we had hoped that this great moment of encounter with Christ and with other young people could take place......
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LETTER OF APPEAL: Maintenance of Kuching Catholic Cemeteries and Columbaria

To all families who have members buried in our cemeteries and all other well-wishers, over the years, the Church has taken as its responsibility to finance the upkeep of all the cemeteries and has never in any way charged families that have members buried there for maintaining these places. Such maintenance are more often than not, done on an Ad Hoc basis: in response to urgent requests of living family members....
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Pope Francis’ Message for World Mission Day 2023

Dear brothers and sisters! For this year’s World Mission Sunday, I have chosen a theme inspired by the story of the disciples on the way to Emmaus, in the Gospel of Luke (cf. 24:13-35): “Hearts on fire, feet on the move”. Those two disciples were confused and dismayed, but their encounter with Christ in the word and in the breaking of the bread sparked in them the enthusiastic desire to set out again towards Jerusalem and proclaim that the Lord had truly risen....
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