“The gift is completely free, unearned by any of us, pure grace.”
Pope Francis: “Tonight (Christmas eve) cannot be explained in any other way: it is purely grace.”
The pandemic's repercussions on life dominated Francis' reflections on the past year.
Pope on Christmas: Vaccines for all; needy, vulnerable first
Galli’s journey to Catholicism is notable, in part because of the nation’s political climate.
Mark Galli, former Christianity Today editor and Trump critic, to be confirmed a Catholic
Open Doors USA ranks China 23 on the 2020 World Watch List...
Report: In China ‘there is no longer a safe place to be a Christian’
In any case, mainstream Islamic scholars believe that, according to the Quran, that the first direction of ritual Islamic prayers (Salat) was Jerusalem.
Hesham Shehab: Jerusalem Day: Religious Symbols and Mass Mobilization
A personal journey...
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In Rome, the Via Crucis procession usually takes place late in the evening on Good Friday in the shadow of the Colosseum.