"The 80-year-old Italian Capuchin, an avowed apostle of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, has been the official preacher of the papal household for the last 35 years.And while it's easy to argue that the popes have not always heeded his ever-spirited -- and sometimes radical -- advice, none of them has dismissed him for speaking boldly like an Old Testament prophet.
But of the three popes he has served, Padre Raniero seems particularly "on message" in the pontificate of Francis, bishop of Rome."
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"Greagóir Ó Seanacháin OFM takes a look at the eremitic tradition as it was observed by St Francis and his followers, paying special attention to St Francis’s ‘Rule for the hermitage’."
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"VATICAN CITY — On the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the preacher to the papal household said that St. Francis of Assisi is a key model in showing the link between faith in God and care for our common home."
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