Italy: Pope prays for victims of Genoa bridge collapse

After a major bridge collapsed in Genoa on Tuesday, killing 38 and leaving many others wounded or missing, Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims and all those effected by the disaster, entrusting them to God’s mercy. Speaking to pilgrims during his Angelus address on the Aug. 15 feast of the Assumption of Mary, the pope entrusted to her maternal consolation “the anguish and torments of all those who, in many parts of the world, suffer in body and in spirit.” “I think in particular of all those tried by…

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GENTLE REMINDER: FEAST OF ASSUMPTION

August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into heaven. It is one of the Holy Days of Obligation in the Catholic Church. Holy Day of Obligation means that it is a day that should be given the reverence worthy of a Sunday. Holy days of Obligation are days on which the faithful are expected to attend Mass, and engage in rest from work and recreation, according to the Third Commandment. Can. 1246. §1. Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed…

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