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Pope Tells Migrants ‘Do Not Lose Hope,’ Brings 12 to Rome

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Pope Francis refugees in Lesbos

“Though many of their graves bear no name, to God each one is known, loved, and cherished.”

Pope Francis and the Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church met with refugees today in Greece. Twelve will return to Rome with the Pope via the community of Sant’Egidio. More from Crux: Pope Brings 12 Refugees to RomePope Visits Greece to Put Face on Crisis. And from The New York Times. Watch the videos after the jump:

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An Excerpt from our Book: Sant’Egidio, Lay Groups, and Social Justice

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Sant' Egidio

“After I broke up with my boyfriend I was depressed and didn’t want to leave the house.”

An excerpt from our book, The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up A Catholic Life, is in MillennialSant’Egidio, Lay Groups, and Social Justice. Info on speaking engagements? Contact us at anna@catholiccatalogue.com. And thank you for your reviews of the book.

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TCC Video: Pope Francis Loves Sant’Egidio

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Pope Francis visits Sant' Egidio

The last three Popes have emphasized how small lay groups breathe life into the Church. Pope Francis has a particular fondness for The Community of Sant’Egidio, with its commitment to: prayer, the poor, inter-religious dialogue and peace. Have you ever been to one of their beautiful evening services? Read the story from John Allen in The Boston Globe here: Pope Francis Loves Sant’EgidioWatch a video about their work with the homeless after the jump:

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