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Pope Francis pets a tiger, and both show mercy

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis got to pet a tiger cub and was treated to an acrobatics performance on Thursday (June 16) in the Vatican’s latest and perhaps most unusual celebration for the Jubilee of Mercy. The Argentine pontiff smiled as he stroked the 6-month old tiger, though both Francis and the big cat seemed wary of each other at first. But a minder distracted the tiger with a feeding bottle and the pope later joked about the experience. Read […]

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Pentecost – Birthday of Catholic Church

On May 15th, 2016 Catholic Church Celebrated Pentecost. The Catechism of the Catholic Church speaks of Pentecost as being: “The fiftieth day at the end of the seven weeks following Passover (Easter in the Christian dispensation).  At the first Pentecost after the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, the Holy Spirit was manifested, given and communicated as a Divine Person to the Church, fulfilling the Paschal Mystery of Christ according to His promise” (726, 731; cf. 1287; also: Cf. Catechism, Glossary, […]

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