• Joachim von Braun

    Date of birth 10 July 1950 Place Brakel, Germany Nomination 27 September 2012 (President of the PAS since 13 June 2017) Field Development and Agricultural Economics Title Director, Center for... Read more

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And now, we take up this journey: Bishop and People. This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches. A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity. It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will be fruitful for the evangelization of this most beautiful city.
And now I would like to give the blessing, but first - first I ask a favour of you: before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me: the prayer of the people asking the blessing for their Bishop. Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me.

Francis, Apostolic Blessing "Urbi et Orbi", 13 March 2013



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  • Responding to the Pandemic, Lessons for Future Actions and Changing Priorities

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  • Final Statement

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  • Final Statement

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  • Final Statement

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  • Final Statement

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  • Final Statement

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