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Pope Prepares to Wash Feet of Inmates at Rebibbia Prison
Last edited 1st April 2015

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will travel across Rome to meet with detainees at the Rebibbia Prison and celebrate the Mass of Our Lord’s Supper with them. During the liturgy, which recalls Jesus’ last supper with his disciples on the day before his Crucifixion, the Pope will wash the feet of 12 inmates selected from Rebibbia’s male and female detention centres.

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A 'Good Easter' Requires Making Jesus' Passion One's Own, Pope Francis Says
Last edited 1st April 2015

For a "good Easter," Christians must do more than simply recall the passion of Jesus during Holy Week; they must "enter into the mystery" of the Easter Triduum and make Jesus' feelings and attitudes their own, Pope Francis said.

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Creation & Persecuted Christians: Pope's Prayer Intentions
Last edited 31st March 2015

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God." Pope Francis is concerned that our wasteful misuse of the goods of creation is contributing to the devastation of the earth and jeopardizing the well-being of future generations. Let us join him in prayer this month.

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It's Holy Week - Time to Go to Confession!
Last edited 31st March 2015

Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their spiritual lives before Easter... and now that Holy Week has arrived, the time has come to take the plunge and go to confession!

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Vatican Representative Visits Iraqi Refugees in Jordan
Last edited 31st March 2015

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, was sent by the Holy Father to Iraq to express, the closeness, affection and the union of the Pope's prayer with the many "Christian families and other groups of victims who were expelled from their homes and their villages, particularly in the city of Mosul and the Nineveh plain, many of whom had taken refuge in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan".

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Christian Leaders Call for End to 'Profound Evil' of the Death Penalty
Last edited 31st March 2015

Hundreds of Christian religious leaders of various churches signed onto a Holy Week call to end the death penalty in the United States.

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3 Weeks as an I.S. Captive, One Woman Tells Her Story
Last edited 31st March 2015

The woman was just 19 years old when she was captured by militants from the Islamic State. Caring for her young son and pregnant with her second child, she was separated from her husband and told that she would be forced to marry a member of ISIS.

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What's Thrilling About Chastity?
Last edited 31st March 2015

Dawn Eden writes about chastity as someone who’s struggled to achieve it. Her struggles were rooted in more than just original sin; she was sexually abused as a child, suffered from her parents’ divorce, and in her loneliness, found herself lapping up the nonsense preached by today’s sex-crazed and confused culture.

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Spend Holy Week With Jesus: Downloadable Daily Reflection
Last edited 31st March 2015

At the heart of our faith is the Paschal mystery: the Passion, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. All of salvation history leads up to and goes forth from these saving events. We call this “Holy Week” because Jesus’ public ministry culminates with His suffering, death, and resurrection.

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Pope Helps Displaced Christians in Iraq and Nigeria
Last edited 30th March 2015

Pope Francis has sent aid money to help people persecuted and displaced by violence in Iraq and in northern Nigeria. Although not specifying the amount, the Vatican press office said that the Pope was sending the money to people seeking shelter in Iraq’s Kurdistan region and to the Nigerian bishops’ conference to assist families in the northern part of the country where the terrorist group Boko Haram has been on a rampage.

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