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Pope to young economists: either you are involved or history will pass over you

Pope Francis sends a videomessage to young economists and entrepreneurs attending the Economy of Francis, and warns them that they are the future.

Covid-19 in Mexico causes over 100,000 deaths and more than 1 million infections

Mexico has reached past the one hundred thousand death toll from Covid 19, and it has more than a million people infected.

Coronavirus tops G20 agenda

As young economists across the globe discuss a new economic model for the future at "The Economy of Francesco" event , G20 leaders are gathering for an online summit aimed at showing the world's most powerful economies' cooperation in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan cardinal urges government to ensure rights of minorities

According to Cardinal Joseph Coutts, Archbishop of Karachi, it is the duty of the Pakistani government to guarantee the rights of every member of the country’s minority communities; and kidnapping and forced conversion and marriage are cases of rights abuse, not religious issues.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej was a model of faith and dialogue

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity mourns the death of Patriarch Irinej, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading Rv 11:4-12

I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me:
Here are my two witnesses:
These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands
that stand before the Lord of the earth.
If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths
and devours their enemies.
In this way, anyone wanting to harm them is sure to be slain.
They have the power to close up the sky
so that no rain can fall during the time of their prophesying.
They also have power to turn water into blood
and to afflict the earth with any plague as often as they wish.

When they have finished their testimony,
the beast that comes up from the abyss
will wage war against them and conquer them and kill them.
Their corpses will lie in the main street of the great city,
which has the symbolic names “Sodom” and “Egypt,”
where indeed their Lord was crucified.
Those from every people, tribe, tongue, and nation
will gaze on their corpses for three and a half days,
and they will not allow their corpses to be buried.
The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them
and be glad and exchange gifts
because these two prophets tormented the inhabitants of the earth.
But after the three and a half days,
a breath of life from God entered them.
When they stood on their feet, great fear fell on those who saw them.
Then they heard a loud voice from heaven say to them, “Come up here.”
So they went up to heaven in a cloud as their enemies looked on.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 144:1, 2, 9-10

R.    (1b) Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!
Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war.
R.    Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!
My mercy and my fortress,
my stronghold, my deliverer,
My shield, in whom I trust,
who subdues my people under me.
R.    Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!
O God, I will sing a new song to you;
with a ten stringed lyre I will chant your praise,
You who give victory to kings,
and deliver David, your servant from the evil sword.
R.    Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!



Alleluia See 2 Tm 1:10

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death
and brought life to light through the Gospel.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 20:27-40

Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection,
came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying,
“Teacher, Moses wrote for us,
If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child,
his brother must take the wife
and raise up descendants for his brother.

Now there were seven brothers;
the first married a woman but died childless.
Then the second and the third married her,
and likewise all the seven died childless.
Finally the woman also died.
Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be?
For all seven had been married to her.”
Jesus said to them,
“The children of this age marry and remarry;
but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age
and to the resurrection of the dead
neither marry nor are given in marriage.
They can no longer die,
for they are like angels;
and they are the children of God
because they are the ones who will rise.
That the dead will rise
even Moses made known in the passage about the bush,
when he called  ‘Lord’
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;
and he is not God of the dead, but of the living,
for to him all are alive.”
Some of the scribes said in reply,
“Teacher, you have answered well.”
And they no longer dared to ask him anything.

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Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

UN call for humanitarian pause in Ethiopia

Aid agencies attached to the UN have called for an immediate temporary ceasefire in Ethiopia and the setting up of humanitarian corridors.

Stella Maris redoubles efforts to support fishers amid pandemic

The Chief Executive of Stella Maris UK, Martin Foley welcomes Cardinal Peter Turkson’s message for World Fisheries Day and says as the maritime industry faces greater challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the onus is on Stella Maris to redouble its efforts to step-up its support for fishers and their families.

US Bishops renew their call to stop federal executions

The chairmen of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development and on Pro-Life Activities issue a statement reiterating their appeal to halt federal executions.

Economy of Francesco: Generating solidarity out of ashes of pandemic

“The Economy of Francesco” online event continued into its second day on Friday, with participants focusing on how questions of finance, economics, sociology, and ecology are all interrelated.