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#Urbi et Orbi

# urbi-et-orbi - Friday 25 December, 2020

Pope Francis pleas for Covid-19 vaccines for all in Christmas Day message
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# Urbi Et Orbi

Pope Francis pleas for Covid-19 vaccines for all in Christmas Day message

Dec 25th 2020, 1:14 PM 14,098 Views 25 Comments

The pontiff also called for fraternity and compassion to be shared among all peoples this Christmas.

# urbi-et-orbi - Sunday 12 April, 2020

In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19
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In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19

Apr 12th 2020, 12:50 PM 13,977 Views 79 Comments

“This is not a time for self-centeredness, because the challenge we are facing is shared by all,” the pope said.

# urbi-et-orbi - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Pope Francis says 'light of Christ is greater' than darkness 'in human hearts' in annual Christmas message
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# Urbi Et Orbi

Pope Francis says 'light of Christ is greater' than darkness 'in human hearts' in annual Christmas message

Dec 25th 2019, 1:10 PM 9,022 Views 27 Comments

The pontiff sent well wishes to all of those living in conflict areas this Christmas time.

# urbi-et-orbi - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Pope Francis attacks 'insatiable greed' in world and calls for 'fraternity' among people
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# Christmas Message

Pope Francis attacks 'insatiable greed' in world and calls for 'fraternity' among people

Updated Dec 25th 2018, 2:36 PM 41,665 Views 126 Comments

Crowds came from all over the world, meanwhile, to mark Christmas Day in Bethlehem.

# urbi-et-orbi - Monday 25 December, 2017

'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas
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# Urbi Et Orbi

'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas

Dec 25th 2017, 7:54 AM 5,768 Views 26 Comments

In a mass in Bethlehem, an archbishop used his homily to lambast the “Herods of today”.

# urbi-et-orbi - Monday 21 April, 2014

Over 150,000 people attended the Pope's Easter mass
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# Urbi Et Orbi

Over 150,000 people attended the Pope's Easter mass

Apr 21st 2014, 9:35 AM 5,705 Views 28 Comments

He called on the international community to “prevent violence” in Ukraine.

# urbi-et-orbi - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”
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# Urbi Et Orbi

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”

Dec 25th 2013, 12:25 PM 8,192 Views 112 Comments

The new Pope has delivered his first Christmas ‘urbi et orbi’ message.

# urbi-et-orbi - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter
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# Pope Francis

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter

Mar 31st 2013, 2:35 PM 4,799 Views 52 Comments

In his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis prayed for Syria, the Korean peninsula and issued an appeal for hostages held by militants in Nigeria.

# urbi-et-orbi - Friday 1 March, 2013

Two popes, two resignations: Benedict XVI and Celestine V‎
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# Sede Vacante

Two popes, two resignations: Benedict XVI and Celestine V‎

Mar 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 8,858 Views 15 Comments

There’s more than a few similarities between the only two men to have resigned the papacy by choice.

# urbi-et-orbi - Monday 11 February, 2013

Glossary: Some of the terms you'll hear during the Papal election
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# Sede Vacante

Glossary: Some of the terms you'll hear during the Papal election

Feb 11th 2013, 9:30 PM 9,818 Views 48 Comments

Because of the Ingravescentem aetatem, not all of the College of Cardinals get to fill the Petrine ministry. Didn’t you know?

# urbi-et-orbi - Sunday 8 April, 2012

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address
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# Urbi Et Orbi

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address

Apr 8th 2012, 12:23 PM 1,949 Views 26 Comments

The full text of Pope Benedict’s Easter morning address the world’s Catholics, as delivered in Rome this morning.

# urbi-et-orbi - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Pope uses traditional Easter message to appeal for diplomacy in Libya
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Pope uses traditional Easter message to appeal for diplomacy in Libya

Apr 24th 2011, 12:59 PM 279 Views 0 Comments

The Urbi et Orbi message focuses on developments in Africa and the Middle East, as Benedict urges Europe to accept refugees.

Urbi et Orbi: Pope Benedict XVI's Easter message
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# Urbi Et Orbi

Urbi et Orbi: Pope Benedict XVI's Easter message

Apr 24th 2011, 12:51 PM 44 Views 0 Comments

The full text of Pope Benedict’s address to the world’s Catholics, praying for diplomacy and dialogue in the Middle East.