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Dominique Coatanéa: “Love is a force which pushes one to go towards the other and to ally with him”
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Dominique Coatanéa: “Love is a force which pushes one to go towards the other and to ally with him”

The cross : As a moral theologian focused on social issues, how do you define love?Dominique Coatanéa: I quite like to define love as this force which pushes us to go out of ourselves to reach out to others, to ally with others. To make others, however different they may be from ourselves, partners, allies. Moral theology is interested in this movement which attests to the personal and collective response to this recognized and welcomed gift which transforms each of our lives, which invites solidarity, sharing, and going out of oneself towards others. → TESTIMONIAL. Amoris laetitia: "Gratitude is the fuel of the family relationship"Christian faith states that God is love. What does that mean ?D. C. : To say that God is love is to recognize that my life was given to ...
Amoris laetitia: “Gratitude is the fuel of the family relationship”
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Amoris laetitia: “Gratitude is the fuel of the family relationship”

“The apostolic exhortation The joy is a source for all families. Pope Francis has also nourished this text with his family experience, recalling the tenderness of his grandmother, but also the difficulties of members of his family in a situation of rupture. The love he speaks of is not idealized but embodied, steeped in daily experience. At the Second Synod on the Family in 2015, the working atmosphere had also changed after the bishops shared their own family experience.→ ANALYSIS. Five years after “Amoris laetitia”: Church and families, what remains to be doneThe first word that characterizes love, according to The joyis joy. The Pope invites us to hope in the strength of love. To live love on a daily basis in families, the Pope also advises to adopt a benevolent g...
The Pope to French priests: “The priests "supermen" end badly, all ”
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The Pope to French priests: “The priests "supermen" end badly, all ”

By receiving the priests of the community of Saint Louis des Français, one of the French churches in Rome, Pope Francis once again developed, on Monday, June 7, his vision of the priest, encouraging them in particular to be invested in field."Do not go into the field to apply theories without taking into account the environment in which you find yourself, as well as the people in your care", thus exhorted Francis, while the majority of these priests are in Rome to pursue studies, at the request of their bishop in the pontifical universities "I wish you to be shepherds carrying the scent of sheep with them", he continued, using one of his favorite expressions, used regularly since 2013."Get rid of your preconceived ideas, your dreams of greatness, your assertiveness, to put...
Synod, the Pope wants to mobilize all Catholics
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Synod, the Pope wants to mobilize all Catholics

► What did the Vatican announce on Friday May 21?In a statement released on Friday, May 21, Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, announced the delay of the synod by one year. Initially scheduled for Rome in October 2022, the meeting of bishops of all countries - with the aim of reflecting on the method of synodality, dear to Pope Francis - is postponed until October 2023.Beyond the time lag, notably justified by the pandemic, the Vatican surprised by announcing a process that will take place over two years, starting in September. The first stage, diocesan, will be opened by the Pope on October 9 and 10, then in the dioceses a week later. Running until April 2022, this phase should allow "Listening to all the baptized ". A questionnaire will ...
Covid-19: the Vatican administered more than 20,000 doses of vaccines
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Covid-19: the Vatican administered more than 20,000 doses of vaccines

This is a figure that has gone completely unnoticed, and yet appears in one of the reports published on the regional site of the health services of the Rome region. Since January, the start of the vaccine campaign, the Vatican has administered more than 21,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine. A data never communicated by the smallest state in the world, but that the authorities of the Lazio region have just put online.→ READ. Holy See, vaccine diplomacyThe Vatican, which claimed in January to have acquired 10,000 doses from the Pfizer company, but has never communicated again on the subject, has visibly placed an order again with the pharmaceutical company distributing a vaccine that requires two injections for a person is considered immune. "We are well above the 10,000 peop...
After lengthy negotiations, Pope appoints bishop in Hong Kong
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After lengthy negotiations, Pope appoints bishop in Hong Kong

It was a delicate exercise that took more than two years for the Holy See and Pope Francis: to find a bishop for the diocese of Hong Kong, vacant since the death of Bishop Michael Yeung in January 2019.→ READ. In Hong Kong, Catholics "martyrs of democracy"As the Beijing government increasingly asserted its takeover of the former British colony, the process of selecting the new bishop was the subject of intense negotiations, among those pushing for the appointment of a close man. of the Chinese government and those wanting a bishop rather close to the pro-democracy movements, many of whom are moreover Catholic.The wait ended Monday, May 17, with the announcement at bulletin official of the Holy See of Pope Francis' choice, which fell on Father Stephen Chow Sau-yan. So it ...
John Kerry in the Vatican: Pope Francis, “voice of reason” in the fight against global warming
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John Kerry in the Vatican: Pope Francis, “voice of reason” in the fight against global warming

« Pope Francis is one, if not the great voice of reason in the fight against global warming. On this subject, he was ahead of his time. On Pope Francis, John Kerry, the President's special climate envoy, is full of praise. During a trip to Europe, the aim of which is to meet members of the government of different countries to strengthen cooperation in terms of the fight against global warming, John Kerry met Pope Francis on Saturday May 15th, during a private audience.→ PORTRAIT. John Kerry, Climate Summit ConductorAfter the meeting, the former Democratic candidate for the US presidential elections spoke to Vatican News, in an interview partly in French. He recalled the crucial role of the Pope in matters of ecology, in particular through the encyclical Laudato Si ': “...
Pope compares child abuse to “psychological murder”
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Pope compares child abuse to “psychological murder”

"Child abuse is a kind of 'psychological murder' and, in many cases, childhood annulment", Pope Francis told members of the Meter Association engaged in child protection, which he received in audience this Saturday, May 15. " Therefore, he continued, the protection of children against sexual exploitation is a duty of all States, called upon to identify both traffickers and perpetrators. "End the culture of abuse and exploitationThe Pope also said the need for a stronger awareness of families and various educational places on the situation of so many “Children flouted in their innocence or held in slavery by the selfishness of adults”. He also affirmed the need to denounce and carry out prevention campaigns in all spheres of society, such as school, sport, cultural places...
In November, Fratello will meet in Assisi and around the world
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In November, Fratello will meet in Assisi and around the world

Born in 2016 under the leadership of Etienne Villemain, founder of the Lazare association, on the occasion of the Jubilee of the poor in Rome around Pope Francis, the Fratello movement (1) intends to return to Italy for its fifth anniversary. In accordance with its vocation to organize gatherings for people in precariousness, Fratello will organize an event in Assisi next November.The city of Saint Francis, also called the Poverello, was precisely chosen in reference to the saint. "Friend of the poor, friend of Creation all whole: the figure of Saint Francis of Assisi is so current and modern ”, justifies Fratello in a press release published Wednesday, May 12. During this pilgrimage organized from November 11 to 14, times of prayer are planned, but also vigils, includin...
Covid-19: call for vaccination and sharing of vaccines, recap of May 8
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Covid-19: call for vaccination and sharing of vaccines, recap of May 8

► Jean Castex calls on French people over 55 to be vaccinated with AstraZenecaThe French must have more confidence in the AstraZeneca vaccine so that the vaccination goals against Covid-19 are achieved, Jean Castex warned on Saturday,: “Above 55 years old, the authorities are all unanimous, in France as elsewhere, that there is no danger. (…) I urge you to get vaccinated with all vaccines, especially with AstraZeneca. "Since the start of vaccination with AstraZeneca, these are "30 cases, including 9 deaths" of rare thromboses which occurred in France, on more than 3,855,000 doses administered on April 29, according to the French Medicines Agency (ANSM).With 25.1 million injections in total (first doses and boosters) as of Friday, including a record day Thursday at more t...