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Revisiting principles for liturgical translation

VATICAN (SE): In calling for a review of the work of the 2001 instruction from Pope Benedict XVI that saw a radical change in the translations of the texts of the Roman Missal from Latin into English, French and, in some countries, Spanish, Pope Francis has ordered a review of the principles governing the mode of liturgical translation.

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Reject prejudice pope tells media

VATICAN (UCAN): Pope Francis says in his message for World Communications Day that at a time when the media seem to feed on a vicious cycle of anxiety and a spiral of fear, Christians should respond with honest stories that identify the problems and name the evil, but also inspire real solutions.

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Young people theme for next synod

VATICAN (SE): A preparatory document for the next Synod of World Bishops scheduled to be held in 2018 on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment was released by the Holy See on January 13 at a media conference at the Vatican.

The document comes in three parts, one addressing young people in the world today, one on discernment of faith and vocation, and the third on pastoral involvement and pastoral care of the young.

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Reformation is a source of reform and pain

HONG KONG (SE): “The Reformation was a process of both renewal and division amongst Christians in Europe,” the leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, Archbishop Justin Welby, says in a statement for the global Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

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Pope’s greeting for Lunar New Year

VATICAN (SE): “In the Far East and in various parts of world, millions of men and women are preparing to celebrate the lunar New Year on January 28. My cordial greeting to all their families, with the hope that they increasingly become a school where of respect for each other, to communicate and to care for each other unselfishly. May the joy of love spread within families and radiate throughout society,” Pope Francis said at his midday talk in St. Peter’s Square on January 22.

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Pope’s best wishes to Trump

VATICAN (SE): In a congratulatory message to the new president of the United States of America (US), Donald Trump, Pope Francis said, “Upon your inauguration as the 45th president of the US, I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office.”

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Pope takes a swipe at malicious critics in Christmas greetings

VATICAN (SE): “Christmas is thus the feast of a loving humble God, of the God who upsets our logical expectations, the established order, the order of the dialectician and the mathematician,” Pope Francis told the cardinals and superiors of the Roman Curia in his traditional exchange of Christmas greetings on December 22 last year.

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Politics for peace is a way of being

VATICAN (SE): “For Christians, nonviolence is not merely tactical behaviour, but a person’s way of being, the attitude of one who is so convinced of God’s love and power that he or she is not afraid to tackle the evil one with the weapons of love and truth alone,” Pope Francis says in his Message for World Day of Peace, under the theme, Nonviolence: A style of politics for peace.

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Politics for Peace

POPE FRANCIS HAS offered his Message for the World Day of Peace for New Year’s Day under the theme Non-Violence: A Style of Politics for Peace, in which he reminds the world that rejecting violence in the midst of turmoil and turbulence is the imperative of the truth of humanity.








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Hong Kong celebrates pope’s birthday

HONG KONG (SE): “I thank each one of you for your presence, which reflects your appreciation of the important work that Pope Francis is carrying out to unite us all under the cross of Jesus,” the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, said in welcoming guests to a gala concert at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to mark the 80th birthday of the pope on December 18.

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