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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: 2018 STATISTICS.

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: 2018 STATISTICS.

A LOOK AT SOME OF THE CHURCH’S 2018 STATS SHOWS US THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN 1.2 BILLION CATHOLICS, 414K PRIESTS 116K MAJOR SEMINARIANS, 66 MILLION STUDENTS, 5,287 HOSPITALS (without including the dispensaries, leprosaria, homes for the elderly or chronically ill…making the Church the largest health care provider and charitable institution in the world). Lord, send us holy, faithful and apostolic laborers to your vineyard.

Below you have the complete report of the Information service of the Potifical Mission societies.

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Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – As every year, in view of World Mission Day, which this year celebrates its 92nd anniversary on Sunday, October 21, 2018, Fides News Service offers some statistics chosen to give a panorama of the missionary Church all over the world. The tables are taken from the latest edition of the “Church’s Book of Statistics” published (updated to 31 December…

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POPE FRANCIS: “COME TO ME (Mt. 11:28).”

Do you attend Eucharistic Adoration? Do you visit Jesus and allow Him to help you with all your burdens?

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Pope Francis
“COME TO ME ALL OF YOU WHO ARE TIRED (MT 11:28).”
Summary vid + full text.

OUTLINE

  1. When life becomes burdensome, Jesus tells us: “Come to me.”
  2. The temptation to enclose ourselves leading to sadness and prostration.
  3. It is not enough to come out of ourselves. It is necessary to know where to go: Jesus.
  4. Jesus waits for us not to resolve our problems magically, but to make us strong amidst our problems.

Dear brethren in Christ, below you have the ZENIT translation of the inspiring address Pope Francis gave today, July 9, 2017, 14th Sunday of O.T. (A), before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Happy reading and meditation!

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning!

1.      When life becomes burdensome, Jesus tells us: “Come to me.”

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says: “Come…

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