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A special series for the Jubilee of Mercy

ROME — God’s mercy “goes beyond the confines of the Church” and “relates” Christianity to Judaism and Islam, which understand mercy as one of God’s most important attributes, said Pope Francis in proclaiming the Holy Year of Mercy currently underway. Building … Continue reading

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Alumni Focus: Service in education

Author, professor, dean: Lay Centre alumna Dr Dianne Traflet has developed a reputable career in the academia. Currently, Dr Traflet is the associate dean of graduate studies and administration at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., in the United … Continue reading

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Peace at heart of Vatican diplomacy, says prelate

The Holy See’s efforts in diplomacy are for the benefit not only of Christians but of all persons whose life or basic human rights are threatened, said Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States. Archbishop Gallagher spoke … Continue reading

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Involve Muslims in Jubilee of Mercy, says cardinal

The Catholic Church’s upcoming Jubilee will proceed as planned and will welcome Muslims in the yearlong celebration of God’s endless mercy, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin in an interview with La Croix, following the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November. For Muslims, … Continue reading

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New students invited to apply for 2015-2016 academic year

The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas invites you to consider joining its residential community for the 2015-2016 academic year. Situated near the Coliseum in the heart of historic Rome, The Lay Centre offers housing to lay students enrolled in pontifical universities, from … Continue reading

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Vatican official speaks about protection of minors

by Filipe Domingues The secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Msgr Robert Oliver, joined The Lay Centre residents for their community evening 18 March. After Mass and dinner, Msgr Oliver spoke about the important work his … Continue reading

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Living Christian joy daily: everyone’s call

Participants responded with enthusiasm to this past winter’s faith formation program at The Lay Centre. Inspired by Pope Francis’ call to Christians to live and to share the joy of the Gospel, The Lay Centre organized its six-week faith formation program on the theme, “Joy … Continue reading

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