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​True models of conversion: wise men believed in love, not worldly power

January 7, 2015

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On the solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis said that the journey of the three wise men reflects a path of conversion taken by each person, in which God breaks the norm of our human expectations.

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Attentive, tireless, courageous — this is the Christian life, pope says on Epiphany

January 7, 2015

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Like the Magi who followed the star from the East, Christians are called to follow the light of the Gospel attentively, tirelessly, and courageously, said Pope Francis during his Epiphany Angelus address.

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Pope Francis hails motherhood as the ‘antidote to individualism’

January 7, 2015

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During his general audience Pope Francis lamented how mothers are often under-appreciated in their family role, and said they are key players in fighting against an individualistic, self-centered society.

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