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Pope: When we become worldly, we lose Christian flavor

Aug 31, 2014 - 09:39 am .- Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should instead allow their faith to transform the world around them.  

Pakistani leader talks persecuted Christians with Pope Francis

Aug 29, 2014 - 02:03 am .- In a brief encounter with Pope Francis following his general audience yesterday, former Pakistani minister Paul Bhatti discussed persecuted Christians and invited the pontiff to visit their country.

Pope Francis' Korea visit ignites movement toward unity

Aug 27, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- A South Korea-based U.S. missionary who frequently crosses the border to North Korea to bring medicine and support says that Pope Francis' visit advanced efforts to heal a divided country.

Pope: division is among greatest sins of Christian communities

Aug 27, 2014 - 05:04 am .- During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the unity and holiness of the Church, stating that despite the fact we are sinners, we are called to live as a community centered on Christ.

Papal envoy: we must see humanity of each Iraqi refugee

Aug 27, 2014 - 04:10 am .- The international community must view suffering Iraqi refugees not as a collective group, but as individual persons, each with his or her own story and needs, the Pope’s envoy to the country encouraged.  

A refreshed Benedict XVI captivates students with homily

Aug 26, 2014 - 12:31 pm .- Participants in the annual Ratzinger “schulerkreis” study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting that they were deeply moved by his homily on the triumph of God's love.

Vatican spokesman: ISIS threat to Pope Francis unfounded

Aug 26, 2014 - 08:42 am .- In response to rumors that the Islamic State may be targeting Pope Francis, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. said there is no reason for concern.

Pope Francis' interfaith soccer match shows desire for peace

Aug 25, 2014 - 08:03 pm .- A priest and close friend of Pope Francis says the pontiff's idea for an upcoming inter-religious soccer match for peace shows his keen interest in promoting the topic on all levels of society.

Disgraced nuncio does not have immunity, Vatican counters

Aug 25, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- The Vatican countered media reports that it protected a former nuncio who faces sex abuse charges through diplomatic immunity, saying instead that the Holy See acted justly and swiftly in the case.

Vatican advisor: anti-Ebola effort needs international backup

Aug 25, 2014 - 12:08 pm .- Though the Church and others are doing much to help Ebola victims, “extraordinary measures” are needed to halt the epidemic, a Vatican advisor on health issues has said.

Pope sends letter of condolence to family of James Foley

Aug 25, 2014 - 07:25 am .- Pope Francis sent a letter to the family of a U.S. journalist killed by ISIS last week, assuring them of his closeness and prayers for reconciliation and peace throughout the world.

Pope Francis challenges with question: How is your faith?

Aug 24, 2014 - 08:52 am .- During his Angelus address Sunday Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel account of Saint Peter's recognition of Jesus as the Lord, urging those present to honestly evaluate their own faith.

Papal envoy: Francis donated $1 million to Iraqi refugees

Aug 22, 2014 - 01:19 pm .- Pope Francis has given $1 million as a personal contribution to help Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been forced from their homes, according to his personal envoy to the country.

Pope calls family of US journalist James Foley

Aug 21, 2014 - 03:01 pm .- Pope Francis has called the family of U.S. journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS militants earlier this week, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed.

Next World Day of Peace to address slavery, Vatican announces

Aug 21, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” is the title of the message Pope Francis will deliver for the 2015 World Day of Peace, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace stated Thursday.

Memory, hope, witness are Korea trip’s import, Pope reflects

Aug 20, 2014 - 08:22 am .- Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three words memory, hope, and witness.

Pope Francis asks prayers for relatives killed in car accident

Aug 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm .- The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has asked that the faithful join him in praying for the repose of the souls of three members of his family who have been killed in a car accident.

Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before trips, archbishop reveals

Aug 19, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.

Full transcript of Pope's in-flight interview from Korea

Aug 18, 2014 - 04:30 pm .- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 flight to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities.

Pope Francis backs intervention in Iraq to stop 'aggressor'

Aug 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Francis supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities.

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Monday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

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