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  • Pope Francis’ Address for the 2016 Charlemagne Prize

    Pope Francis’ Address for the 2016 Charlemagne Prize

    • May 6, 2016

    [Editor’s Note: On Friday, Pope Francis received the 2016 Charlemagne Prize for service to European unity in a Vatican ceremony. The following is a Vatican working translation of the pope’s address, which was delivered in Italian.] Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,   I offer you a cordial welcome and I thank

  • Pope Francis' speech on the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops

    • Oct 24, 2015

    Dear Beatitudes, Eminences and Excellencies, Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would like first of all to thank the Lord, who has guided our synodal process in these years by his Holy Spirit, whose support is never lacking to the Church. My heartfelt thanks go to Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General

  • Does the pope write his own speeches?

    • Feb 2, 2015

    Q. Does the pope write his own speeches or, like the US president, does he have a speechwriter? If he does not write a particular speech, would the pope edit its contents before delivering it? (It just seems to me that the pope’s busy schedule would not allow him time

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