Audience with participants in the Euromoot of the International Union of the Guides and Scouts of Europe (UIGSE), 03.08.2019

At 10.45 this morning, in the Paul VI Hall, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the participants in the Euromoot, an international gathering attended by boys and girls aged from 16 to 21 from twenty nations, belonging to the International Union of the Guides and Scouts of Europe (UIGSE). The Euromoot, taking place from 27 July to 3 August, followed historical itineraries in various regions of Italy.

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Message of his Holiness Pope Francis for the first online bullying conference

It is a pleasure to talk to you. I know all about what you are doing, that is a big job, a great effort that each of you put in to organize these meetings.

An issue that concerns me a lot is that each one of you should find your own identity, and without the need to diminish or obscure the identity of others. Finding your own identity is a path, it is a path of dialogue, it is a path of reflection, it is an inner path.

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Promulgation of the Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

On 5 July 2019, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff approved the favourable votes cast by the Eminent and Excellent members of the Congregation and extended to the Universal Church the liturgical worship in honour of Blessed Bartholomew of the Martyrs (born Bartolomeu Fernandes), of the Order of Preachers, archbishop of Braga, born in Lisbon, Portugal on 3 May 1514 and died in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, on 16 July 1590, inscribing him in the book of Saints (equipollent canonization).

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“VOS ESTIS LUX MUNDI”

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Mt 5:14). Our Lord Jesus Christ calls every believer to be a shining example of virtue, integrity and holiness. All of us, in fact, are called to give concrete witness of faith in Christ in our lives and, in particular, in our relationship with others.

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