“I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ that is, a missionary…

“I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation.”

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Helping Japanese refugees in South Korea

“Practically all those in Pusan, some 94,000, had come from Japan. Many were survivors of the atom bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Those who came through unscathed in body would carry the terror of those days in their memories until they die. Large quantities of food, clothing and medicine were distributed but the need far […]

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Pope Francis on Hope (SPAN)

“Para nosotros, los cristianos, el futuro tiene un nombre y este nombre es esperanza. Tener esperanza no significa ser optimistas ingenuos que ignoran el drama del mal de la humanidad. La esperanza es la virtud de un corazón que no se cierra en la oscuridad, no se detiene en el pasado, no se mantiene a […]

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Pope Francis on Hope

“To Christians, the future does have a name, and its name is Hope. Feeling hopeful does not mean to be optimistically naïve and ignore the tragedy humanity is facing. Hope is the virtue of a heart that doesn’t lock itself into darkness, that doesn’t dwell on the past, does not simply get by in the […]

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This year I will surrender totally to God

“This year I will surrender totally to God. My Lord, please help me and prepare me. You are my All, and despite my nothingness, you lovingly desire that I become much. Together with your All and my nothingness, we shall do much.”

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About spiritual care in Africa

“Before my arrival, integrated spiritual care was not really part of medical care. Now it will be. And I will be able study how spiritual care impacts treatment and outcomes. This will take 18-24 months but I believe the results are going to alter the delivery of healthcare in Kenya, and maybe all of Africa.”

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