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Dear Brothers and Sisters, This celebration has a very beautiful name:“Evangelium Vitae”, the Gospel of Life. In this Eucharist, in the Year of Faith, let us thank the Lord for the gift of life in all its forms, and at the same time let us proclaim

Each of us called to be a Good Samaritan

11 June 1984 To the participants in the Fourth World Congress for Bronchology On Monday, 11 June, Pope John Paul II received in audience in the Consistory Hall some four hundred participants in the Fourth World Congress for Bronchology.  Following is the text of the

Nature and art lead to the mystery of God

12 September 1983 To representatives of the world of science and art in Austria The Hofburg Convention Centre in Vienna was the site of a meeting on Monday, 12 September, of the Holy Father with representatives of the world of science and art and members

“I came that they may have life”

24 May 1981 Caeli  message of Sunday, 24 May On Sunday, 24 May, thousands of faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the customary Marian prayer. Although they knew the Holy Father would not appear at his window, they had come to pray with him


GREAT EVENT OF THE YEAR OF THE FAITH June 16th, 2013, there will be a celebration dedicated to the witness of the Gospel of Life. The Church has always been the promoter of human life and the defender of the dignity of the human person

Ecclesial communion draws nourishment from sacrifices of those who suffer

21 December 1980 To the health personnel of the Hospital of St. James in Rome In the afternoon of Sunday , 21st of December, the Holy Father went on a pastoral visit to the Hospital of  St. James  in the Augusta section of Rome. In

John Paul II 25 years with those who suffer and with their doctors

PREFACE Each Pontificate is marked by those events which, during that time, have posed questions to the Church and by the answers which the Church, through the voice of its Supreme Shepherd, has offered following the Gospel and the salvific mission which the Lord Jesus


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Prayer of the Doctor – John Paul II

During the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, answering the plea of the President of FIAMC, the Holy Father released the following Prayer of the Doctor on June 29th. The Prayer was read for the first time during the opening ceremony  of the XX FIAMC

Evangelium vitae

25 March 1995 To the Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Men and Women religious, lay Faithful and all People of Good Will on the Value and Inviolability of Human Life Introduction 1. The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day

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