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[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass at the Study Center of Ecatepec

Feb 14, 2016 - 10:00 am .- The full text of Pope Francis' homily at Holy Mass in the Study Center of Ecatepec in Ecatepec, Mexico.

The unscripted message of Pope Francis in Mexico

Feb 13, 2016 - 07:41 pm .- Upon arriving in Mexico the evening of Feb. 12, Pope Francis traveled to the Apostolic Nunciature, where he spent the night– but not without a surprise.

See Pope Francis pray before Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feb 13, 2016 - 05:52 pm .- After Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis spent some time in prayer before the image of Our Lady. 

At Guadalupe Mass, Pope highlights Mary's 'yes'

Feb 13, 2016 - 05:48 pm .- Pope Francis’ historic first pilgrimage to the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City brought reflections of obedience, surrender, and hope as the Holy Father celebrated Mass on Feb. 13. 

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feb 13, 2016 - 03:30 pm .- The full text of Pope Francis' Feb. 13 homily at Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

How a shoeshiner-turned-journalist touched the heart of Pope Francis

Feb 13, 2016 - 02:01 pm .- During the Feb. 12 papal flight to Mexico, Pope Francis received an unprecedented gesture of affection from a Mexican journalist: a shoe shining, accompanied by a story from the journalist’s youth.

Pope Francis to Mexican bishops: follow example of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feb 13, 2016 - 11:26 am .- Pope Francis met with the bishops of Mexico on Saturday at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, where he highlighted the intercessory power of Our Lady of Guadalupe and encouraged the country’s clergy to overcome their challenges through perseverance and unity.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with the Bishops of Mexico

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:00 am .- The full text of Pope Francis' Feb. 13 address to the bishops of Mexico.

Pope to Mexican leaders: Remember your young people

Feb 13, 2016 - 09:46 am .- Pope Francis marked his first full day in Mexico by urging the nation's leaders and diplomats to protect the future of the nation's young people.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps

Feb 13, 2016 - 08:45 am .- The full text of Pope Francis' Feb. 13 address to authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in Mexico City.

Twitter is preparing for the Pope's visit to Mexico

Feb 13, 2016 - 02:09 am .- The social network Twitter is prepared for Pope Francis’ historic trip to Mexico, with special emojis emblematic of each city the pontiff will visit.

How millions of keys in Mexico are being used to honor Pope Francis

Feb 12, 2016 - 06:28 pm .- A well-known Mexican artist is collecting millions of keys for an unusual reason.

'We are brothers' – Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill hold historic meeting

Feb 12, 2016 - 04:10 pm .- Christian brotherhood and unity were the focus of Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill when they met on Friday afternoon in Havana.  

Full text of joint declaration signed by Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Feb 12, 2016 - 02:51 pm .- In a historic first, Pope Francis on Friday met with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.

After deadly prison riot in Mexico, archbishop asks for prayers

Feb 12, 2016 - 04:38 am .- Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey has asked the entire community to unite in prayer in response to the riot that took place at a local prison that left a tragic toll of 52 dead and 12 injured.

Journalist with microcephaly slams abortion push in Brazil

Feb 5, 2016 - 12:08 am .- In the wake of the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas, one woman born with microcephaly – which is suspected to be linked to Zika – has said that what’s needed for those with the condition is assistance, not abortion.

Brazilian bishops reject push to expand abortion to Zika virus cases

Feb 4, 2016 - 05:10 pm .- In its first statement related to the health crisis sparked by the Zika virus, the Brazilian Conference of Catholic Bishops said that the disease is “no justification whatsoever to promote abortion.”

From a Mexican prison, a single mother will tell Pope Francis her story

Feb 4, 2016 - 04:01 pm .- Évila Quintana Molina is a single mother in a Mexican prison. She has never spoken in public, to protect her little daughter from being teased by other children. But when she was chosen to give her testimony to Pope Francis, her eight-year-old daughter encouraged her to go ahead.

In Mexico, millions of keys collected to make a Pope Francis statue

Jan 29, 2016 - 06:46 pm .- Mexican artist Pedro Francisco Rodríguez is asking for the public’s help in making a larger-than-life sculpture of Pope Francis to commemorate his historic visit to Mexico next month.

In Canada, a bishop protests gender ideology mandate for Alberta schools

Jan 29, 2016 - 06:03 am .- “Totalitarianism.” That was the word the Bishop of Calgary used to describe the Alberta government’s new mandatory gender guidelines.

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