John Paul II in everybody’s heart

by Luis Fernando Figari Published at El Comercio, Lima. September 21, 2003 Rome is coming out from the peacefulness due to the massive exodus of its inhabitants. As it happens every year, pilgrims were not scared by the hot roman summer. Nevertheless, the year 2003 is different. There is an air of celebration. It is

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The Church in America

by Luis Fernando Figari During the Synod of Bishops for America in Rome, in 1997, Cardinal Rivera solicited that the Holy Father place the apostolic exhortation that he would elaborate in the exercise of his Petrine ministry at the feet of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Numerous voices were added to the voice of the Archbishop

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Land of Christ and Mary

by Luis Fernando Figari Pope John Paul II said: “America, land of Christ and Mary!” His spirited words came from the Aztec Stadium, where many tens of thousands of persons were present. But his image and his voice were being heard attentively by even more people throughout the American Continent and the world. The continental

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Roots of Evangelization

by Luis Fernando Figari After concluding his fourth visit to Mexico Pope John Paul II traveled for the first time to the Archdiocese of St. Louis, in the United States . The historical perspective in relation to the evangelization of American lands, which was so present at the daily works of faith at the Mexican

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You are Peter

by Luis Fernando Figari Through history many have rebelled against the contents and teachings of faith. Not few of them do so sinking into the dynamic of temptation. What is that? It is easy to find the answer: It is the presentation of an apparent good as the goal. It can be seen at work

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