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Twenty years after genocide, Church helps Rwanda heal

Apr 7, 2014 - 11:45 am .- Boniface Hakizimana lives in a rural area of Southern Rwanda. He lives peacefully with the widow next door, Viviane N'Habimana. They help each other and support each other when difficulties arise.

Those who truly seek goodness will be led to God, Pope affirms

Apr 7, 2014 - 09:03 am .- In his March 31 interview with Belgian communications students, Pope Francis gave a message to both believers and non-believers, stating that if one genuinely seeks beauty, they will find a path to the Lord.

University course highlights role of media in evangelization

Apr 7, 2014 - 04:34 am .- Santa Croce University in Rome is offering a multifaceted communications course, emphasizing the importance of the field for evangelization, and preparing students for difficulties they may encounter.

Transcript: Pope Francis' March 31 interview with Belgian youth

Apr 7, 2014 - 04:29 am .- Pope Francis recently gave an interview at the Vatican to some youth from Flanders (Belgium), accompanied by the Bishop of Ghent, Lucas Van Looy. The Holy See Press office has released the text of the March 31 interview in Italian. The young people posed their questions in English and the Pope responded in Italian.

Bishops voice abortion concerns over Affordable Care Act

Apr 6, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- A spokesman for pro-life activities at the U.S. Bishops' conference explained that the bishops hope to see grave concerns with the Affordable Care Act's permission of abortion funding and lack of coverage of immigrants fixed.

Jesus can heal deadened hearts, says Pope

Apr 6, 2014 - 01:12 pm .- Pope Francis delivered a Sunday evening homily at a parish in the south of Rome, preaching about the importance of detaching from sin through the power of Christ’s healing grace.

Holy See emphasizes family's role in poverty eradication

Apr 6, 2014 - 07:01 am .- Praising the U.N.'s plan to eradicate poverty, the Holy See's observer to the body emphasized the importance of the family in encouraging development and in fighting poverty.

Pope distributes free copies of Gospels

Apr 6, 2014 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis handed out free pocket-sized copies of the gospels to crowds filling St. Peter’s square for the Sunday Angelus, as an encouragement to read the word of God.

Holy Land bishops urge Christian-Muslim unity against extremism

Apr 5, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- The Holy Land’s bishops have said that Christians and Muslims need to unite against extremism, stressing that people of all beliefs are at risk.

Work on others’ behalf, Pope tells politicians

Apr 5, 2014 - 01:13 pm .- Pope Francis met with a group of Italian mayors and other political leaders Saturday morning, encouraging them to live among the people and to act on behalf of everyone’s wellbeing.

Pope Francis prays for kidnapped priests, nun

Apr 5, 2014 - 11:39 am .- Pope Francis is remembering in his prayers two Italian priests and a Canadian religious sister who were kidnapped in Cameroon Friday night.

Brazil's bishops take responsibility for backing junta

Apr 5, 2014 - 07:01 am .- Brazil's bishops' conference has issued a declaration acknowledging that some of its members supported the authoritarian military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.

Pope Francis recognizes three new saints of the Americas

Apr 4, 2014 - 05:28 pm .- Pope Francis inscribed among the saints Thursday three blesseds who were from Europe but were called to the New World by their missionary vocations.

Over $100k raised for family of slain Catholic husband, father

Apr 4, 2014 - 05:13 pm .- Within the span of a day, friends, family and strangers have raised more than $100,000 for the family of a young Catholic man in Indiana who was shot and killed on his usual morning walk early April 1.

After meeting Pope, daughter of immigrants reunites with father

Apr 4, 2014 - 04:10 pm .- The young girl who asked Pope Francis to intercede with U.S. President Barack Obama on behalf of the children of deported immigrants has been reunited with her father after a two-year separation.

John Paul II saw prayer as first duty of Pope, reflects cardinal

Apr 4, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, who was a close collaborator of Blessed John Paul II, said the future saint believed that “the first duty of the Pope was to pray for the Church and the world.”

Care for poor rooted in Gospel, not communism, Pope affirms

Apr 4, 2014 - 10:35 am .- In a March 31 interview with communications students, Pope Francis responded to previous accusations of being a communist, explaining that his preference for the poor is in fact based in the Gospel.

Mozilla head's resignation over marriage stance sparks outcry

Apr 4, 2014 - 08:16 am .- Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional marriage, calling the move intolerant of free speech.

Those who follow Christ will face persecution, Pope observes

Apr 4, 2014 - 07:08 am .- Pope Francis dedicated his April 4 homily to the theme of persecution, noting that although many of the trials saints have endured still happen today, there is always hope because “Jesus is Lord.”

UN registers Lebanon's millionth Syrian refugee

Apr 4, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon registered with the United Nations has now passed 1 million, as the organization’s refugee agency stresses the urgent need to fund humanitarian aid.

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