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Pope Gives Youth Choice: Do You Want to Overcome Challenges or Be Overcome by Them?

Nairobi, November 27, 2015     

Pope Francis has asked Kenya’s young people how they will respond to the challenges they face, including those of tribalism, corruption, and desperation, and challenged them to get out of vicious cycles.

Speaking to tens of thousands gathered in Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium this morning, the Pope listened to the questions of a young man and woman and, putting aside his prepared script, said…

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Pope’s Morning Homily: ‘One Can Gain Everything and Still Be a Failure”

Rome, February 19, 2015

Christians are faced with one choice: to choose the path that leads either to life or death. This was Pope Francis’ reflection today during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta.

The Holy Father drew his homily from the first reading from the Book of Deuteronomy, in which Moses tells the people of Israel: “Today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and doom. If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin on you today […] you will live and grow numerous.” …