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Pro-life groups condemn Planned Parenthood shooting, pray for victims

Nov 30, 2015 - 04:59 pm .- After Friday's shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic killed three but with an official motive for the act not determined, pro-life groups have condemned any act of violence against abortion clinics.

Full text of Pope's in-flight interview from Africa to Rome

Nov 30, 2015 - 02:17 pm .- In a Q&A with journalists on his way from Africa back to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions posed by journalists from across the world. He touched on inter-religious relations, the role of the media, and his favorite memories from Africa.  

Pope Francis to journalist's condom question: the problem is much bigger

Nov 30, 2015 - 12:12 pm .- On a Nov. 30 in-flight press conference returning from his trip to Africa, Pope Francis said that efforts to push the Church to allow condom use to prevent HIV are too narrow and do not see the whole picture.

Pope calls Central African Christians, Muslims to unite against violence

Nov 30, 2015 - 03:28 am .- Christians and Muslims must unite against acts which “disfigure the Face of God” by promoting peace, Pope Francis told Islamic representatives on the final day of his visit the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR).

Pope to Central African Christians: Be artisans of renewal in your country

Nov 30, 2015 - 03:19 am .- During the final Mass of his first visit to Africa, Pope Francis called the Christians of the Central African Republic (CAR) to be missionaries in their nation, bringing renewal amid suffering, and hope for eternal life.

Seeking peace and mercy, Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of Bangui

Nov 29, 2015 - 09:20 pm .- “Bangui is today the spiritual capital of the world,” Pope Francis said as he opened the Holy Door of Bangui’s cathedral on Sunday--the first time a Pope has opened a Holy Door outside Rome.

Struggle with porn? The Church can help you, US bishops say

Nov 29, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- For the first time, U.S. bishops have issued a historical pastoral letter specifically addressing the global crisis of pornography, looking at how the industry is affecting the parishioners in their pews and what the Church can do to offer mercy, healing, and hope to recovering pornography users.

'Can I go' to them? Pope Francis' stunning response to alleged murders

Nov 29, 2015 - 02:33 pm .- Reported violence near a mosque Pope Francis is slated to visit in Central African Republic caused the pontiff to reply with an immediate "can I go (be with them)?" according to a bishop who was standing close by.

Be like a banana – Pope Francis off-the-cuff to Central African youth

Nov 29, 2015 - 12:23 pm .- During his meeting with the youth of the Central African Republic, Pope Francis gave spontaneous comments in response to a young local who asked the Holy Father's advice about living in a war-torn country.

Christ’s love will overcome devastation, Pope Francis tells Central Africans

Nov 29, 2015 - 10:35 am .- In the Central African Republic on Sunday, Pope Francis delivered a homily emphasizing that God’s powerful love can overcome “unprecedented devastation.” He called on Christians to be leaders in showing mercy, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

Christians can find unity in suffering, Pope Francis tells Evangelicals in CAR

Nov 29, 2015 - 09:05 am .- The path to Christian unity includes shared suffering, Pope Francis told the Central African Republic’s evangelical Christian communities on Sunday, exhorting them to continue showing charity amid war and violence.

Pope to displaced persons: peace is impossible without tolerance, forgiveness

Nov 29, 2015 - 08:12 am .- Pope Francis’ first stop after arriving in the Central African Republic Sunday was to a refugee camp housing thousands of persons displaced by the country’s ongoing conflict.

Pope advocates for peace, unity in Central African Republic

Nov 29, 2015 - 04:39 am .- After landing in the war-torn Central African Republic, Pope Francis urged the country’s leaders to work for peace and reconciliation, particularly through disarmament and a stable administration.

Pope Francis’ three words for Ugandan religious: Memory, fidelity and prayer

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:41 am .- Pope Francis wrapped up his public appearances in Uganda with an address to the priests, religious and seminarians of the country at the Cathedral in Kampala.

Pope to Ugandan youth: You are a people of martyrs

Nov 28, 2015 - 08:33 am .- On his last day in Uganda, Pope Francis heard testimonies of suffering from young people and praised Ugandan’s faith, which he said comes from the martyrs who have come before them.

Pope Francis’ road map for the faith? Serve the poor.

Nov 28, 2015 - 08:03 am .- The world is marked by growing indifference, but Christians cannot forget Christ’s call to serve the poor, Pope Francis stressed in his speech this afternoon at the House of Charity in Nalukolongo, Uganda. 

High military court will decide case of Marine punished for Bible verse

Nov 28, 2015 - 06:13 am .- The highest U.S. military court will hear the case of a Marine who says her religious freedom was compromised when she was ordered to remove a Bible verse from her work station.  

Like the martyrs, witness to Jesus with your life, Pope tells Ugandans

Nov 28, 2015 - 12:52 am .- Marking his first full day in Uganda with Mass to celebrate the nation’s martyrs, Pope Francis said the call to be missionary disciples falls on all of us, whether at home or abroad, with our families or among our enemies.

Pope to Ugandan catechists: Your work is not easy. But it is important.

Nov 27, 2015 - 10:53 am .- Speaking with catechists and teachers in Uganda, Pope Francis on Friday offered encouragement and stressed that witnessing the faith is critical for the growth of the Church.

Pope praises Ugandans for helping refugees rebuild their lives

Nov 27, 2015 - 09:02 am .- Pope Francis praised the Ugandan people for showing “outstanding concern” for refugees in a time when our world is witnessing an unprecedented movement of people fleeing violence and injustice.  

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