St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Pope’s Address at Meeting With Families

This is really an awesome talk Pope Francis gave.

Dear brothers and sisters,

I am grateful to be here, on Chiapaneca soil. It feels good to be here on this soil, on this land; it is good to be here in this place which, with you here, has a family flavour, a home flavour. I give thanks to God for your faces and your presence; I give thanks to God because of the heart-beat of his presence in your families.

Pope’s Address at Meeting With Families


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Mariachis and Exuberant Crowds Welcome Pope to Mexico

Pope Francis touched down in Mexico City just before 7:30 p.m. tonight, and though his body is telling him it’s 2:30 in the morning, and though he did just take an intense step toward overcoming a millennium-long division in the Church, the Pope seems as happy to be in Mexico as Mexico is happy to have the Pope. …

Mariachis and Exuberant Crowds Welcome Pope to Mexico