Pope Francis: I go to confession every 15 days

Pope Francis says, I go to confession every 15 days



Indian Major Archbishops with Pope Francis

Major Archbishop of Syro-Malabar Church Cardinal George Alenchery and Major Archbishop of Syro-Malankara Church Cardinal Cleemis Meets Pope Francis.

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Cardinals with the new Secretary of State Archbishop Pietro Parolin

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Major Archbishops Cardinal Alencherry and Cardinal Cleemis with the new Secretary of State Archbishop Pietro Parolin

Mar Bosco Puthur with Pope Francis

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English: Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar ...
English: Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Mar George Alencherry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mar Varkey Vithayathil former head of Syro Mal...
Mar Varkey Vithayathil former head of Syro Malabar Church. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Former Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Mar Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Syro Malabar Liturgical Calendar
Syro Malabar Liturgical Calendar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World Food Day Message by Pope Francis

Pope Francis met with media
Pope Francis


The Holy Father has written a message to Jose Graziano de Silva, director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on the occasion of World Food Day, celebrated every year on October 16 to mark the foundation of the FAO, and which this year focuses on the theme: “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”.

“Paradoxically, in a moment in which globalization allows us to be informed of situations of need throughout the world, and to multiply exchanges and human relations, there appears to be a growing tendency towards individualism and inwardness, which leads to a certain attitude of indifference – at a personal, institutional and State level – towards those who die of hunger and suffer as a result of malnutrition, as if it were an inescapable fact”, writes the Pope. “But hunger and malnutrition can never be considered a fact of life, to which we must accustom ourselves, almost as if it were ‘part of the system’. Something must change in us, in ourselves, in our mentality, in our societies”.

For these changes to be made, Pope Francis adds that “an important step is to break down decisively the barriers of individualism, of being wrapped up in ourselves, of slavery to profit at all costs, and this applies not only to the dynamics of human relations, but also in the global economic and financial dynamics”.

He continues, “I think that it is necessary, today more than ever, for us to educate ourselves in solidarity, rediscovering the value and meaning of this uncomfortable word which is so often set aside, and to turn it into the attitude that forms the basis of decisions made at a political, economic and financial level, and of relations between people, populations and nations”.

Although steps have been taken, “we are still far from a world in which everyone may live in a dignified way”, he writes. “This leads to serious questions on the need to modify our lifestyles in a concrete way”, including our approaches to food which, “in many areas of the planet, are marked by consumerism, waste and squander. … It would be sufficient to eliminate such waste to drastically reduce the number of people who go hungry”.

Pope Francis introduces a third element for consideration: “education in solidarity and a lifestyle that rejects the ‘throwaway culture’, and which truly places each person and his or her dignity in the centre, begins in the family”. He concludes by emphasizing that “the Catholic Church walks this path with you, aware that charity and love are the soul of her mission”.

For Peace in Syria, the Middle East, the World (7th September 2013)

Saturday 7 September 2013: Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace

His Holiness Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire middle east region and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday 7 September 2013. Speaking ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer with pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square this Sunday (1 Sept.), Pope Francis said, “On Saturday the 7 of September, here (in St Peter’s Square), from 7pm until midnight, we will gather together in prayer, in a spirit of penitence, to ask from God this great gift of peace for the beloved Syrian nation and for all the situations of conflict and violence in the world.” The Holy Father also invited non-Catholic Christians and non-Christian believers to participate in ways they feel are appropriate.

For Peace in Syria

സമാധാനത്തിനുവേണ്ടി പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥിക്കാം

02 സെപ്തംബര്‍ 2013, വത്തിക്കാന്‍: സമാധാനത്തിനുവേണ്ടി പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥിക്കാന്‍ മാര്‍പാപ്പയുടെ ട്വിറ്റര്‍ സന്ദേശം. സെപ്തംബര്‍ 2നാണ് ഫ്രാന്‍സിസ് മാര്‍പാപ്പ ഈ അഭ്യര്‍ത്ഥന @pontifex എന്ന ഔദ്യോഗിക ഹാന്‍ഡിലില്‍ കണ്ണിചേര്‍ത്തത്. “സമാധാനത്തിനുവേണ്ടി നമുക്കു പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥിക്കാം, ലോകത്തിലും നമ്മുടെ ഹൃദയത്തിലും സമാധാനം ഉണ്ടാകുന്നതിനുവേണ്ടി പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥിക്കാം”. ഞായറാഴ്ച ത്രികാല പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥനാ വേളയിലും ലോകസമാധാനത്തിനുവേണ്ടി, വിശിഷ്യ സിറിയയിലും മധ്യപൂര്‍വ്വദേശത്തും സമാധാനം സ്ഥാപിക്കപ്പെടുന്നതിനുവേണ്ടി പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥിക്കാന്‍ മാര്‍പാപ്പ അഭ്യര്‍ത്ഥിച്ചിരുന്നു. സെപ്തംബര്‍ 7ന് സിറിയയ്ക്കുവേണ്ടിയുള്ള ഉപവാസ പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥനാ ദിനമായി ആചരിക്കാന്‍ മാര്‍പാപ്പ കത്തോലിക്കാസഭാംഗങ്ങളോട് ആവശ്യപ്പെട്ടു. 7ാം തിയതി ശനിയാഴ്ച വൈകീട്ട് 7 മണിമുതല്‍ 12 മണിവരെ വിശുദ്ധ പത്രോസിന്‍റെ ചത്വരത്തില്‍ പ്രത്യേക ജാഗരപ്രാര്‍ത്ഥന നടത്തുമെന്നും തദവസരത്തില്‍ മാര്‍പാപ്പ പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു. ഈ പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥനയില്‍ തങ്ങളാല്‍ സാധിക്കുന്ന രീതിയില്‍ പങ്കുചേരുന്നതിനായി അകത്തോലിക്കരേയും അക്രൈസ്തവരേയും സന്മനസ്സുള്ള മറ്റെല്ലാവരേയും മാര്‍പാപ്പ ക്ഷണിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്.

വാര്‍ത്താ സ്രോതസ്സ്: വത്തിക്കാന്‍ റേഡിയോ

Fr Joy Thottankara MCBS with Pope Francis

Fr Joy Thottankara is an active Pro-life promoter and the founder of First Tabernacle, an MCBS center of the Ministry of Pro-life. He is the First MCBS priest who could make a personal visit to Pope Francis.


Fr Joy Thottamkara
First Tabernacle
UC College PO
Kerala, India-683102

0091 9447667566

0091 8129239125

0091 484 2608620

Click here for the Official site of First Tabernacle

KCBC Seminar on Lumen Fidei

In order to introduce the Lumen Fidei to our priests, religious and lay leaders KCBC arranges a one-day seminar on Saturday 10 August 2013 and for a deeper study, two other seminars will be conducted in the month of August. For details kindly see the brochure.

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Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), the First Encyclical by Pope Francis

Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), the First Encyclical by Pope Francis – English

Lumen  Fidei

Lumen Fidei, the First Encyclical by Pope Francis – English Text

Lumen Fidei, the First Encyclical by Pope Francis – French

KCBC Jesus Fraternity Sunday Circular 2013

KCBC Jesus Fraternity Sunday Circular 2013

Here is the Jesus Fraternity Sunday Circular 2013 by the KCBC Justice Peace and Development Commission Chairman His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Athipozhiyil. This year Jesus Fraternity Sunday falls on Sunday 18 August 2013.