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'Given the new situation, a papal trip to Cuba would be hoped for'

Jan 20, 2015 - 12:43 pm .- Following the Vatican-brokered restoration of relations between the US and Cuba, a visit of Pope Francis to the island should be “expected and welcomed,” according to the Vatican's emeritus Secretary of State.

Pope Francis' curial reform: sending bishops home to dioceses

Jan 20, 2015 - 02:04 am .- The appointment of Bishop Mario Toso as head of the small Italian diocese of Faenza-Modigliana leaves vacant the post of secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, a Vatican office that will be involved in the larger process of Curia reform.

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

Jan 19, 2015 - 03:20 pm .- Speaking to journalists aboard the Jan. 19 flight from Manila to Rome concluding his Asian pilgrimage, Pope Francis discussed what he learned from Filipinos; his upcoming trip to Philadelphia and other US cities; how one can be a responsible parent without resorting to birth control; the colonization of gender ideology; and the possibility of a papal trip to Africa.

Kids in poor countries suffer when West pushes sex agenda, Pope says

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:43 pm .- Pope Francis cautioned on Monday that gender ideologies from the wealthy western world are being imposed on developing nations by tying them to foreign aid and education, in a form of "ideological colonization."

Pope: 'Responsible parenthood' doesn't mean birth control

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:15 pm .- Pope Francis backed Blessed Paul VI's teaching against birth control and urged openness to life, but reminded couples that “responsible parenthood” does not require them “to be like rabbits” in order to be good Catholics.

Africa, South America trips in Pope's sights for next two years

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:10 pm .- Pope Francis has revealed that he hopes to make extensive voyages to Africa and Latin America in the next two years.

Pope confirms three US stops in September, no Mexico for now

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:01 pm .- During his in-flight press conference from Manila to Rome, Pope Francis confirmed he plans stops in Philadelphia, New York City and Washington D.C. during his visit to the United States this autumn.

Exclusive: Details of the proposal for Pope Francis' US visit revealed

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:56 pm .- Archbishop Bernardito Auza – a member of the organizing committee for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the U.S. – has revealed details of the proposed schedule, which includes visits to three cities.

Pope Francis: Those who give must also learn to receive

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:01 am .- Everyone who helps the poor should consider whether they know how to ask for help in areas where they themselves are poor, Pope Francis suggested to a young engineer who helped Typhoon Haiyan victims.

Pope Francis' heartfelt words for typhoon survivors: Jesus is there for you!

Jan 16, 2015 - 07:44 pm .- Pope Francis on Saturday spoke to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in an impromptu homily, voicing compassion for their plight and encouraging them to look to the love of Jesus Christ on the Cross.

Gift from heaven? Pope receives unexpected visit from St. Therese of Lisieux

Jan 15, 2015 - 12:05 pm .- During his flight to the Philippines, Pope Francis thanked a French journalist who gave him an image of St. Therese, saying that instead of giving the usual rose when he asked for help, St. Therese came to him herself.

Pope on Charlie Hebdo: Don't kill in God's name but don't insult faith

Jan 15, 2015 - 05:37 am .- During an in-flight press conference Pope Francis spoke on the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, saying that freedom of expression has limits but no one has the right to kill in the name of God.

Pope Francis to canonize evangelizer of the Wild West

Jan 15, 2015 - 05:24 am .- In a surprise addition to his fall 2015 trip to the U.S., Pope Francis is planning to canonize the founder of California's first missions, Bl. Junipero Serra.

An environment encyclical in March? Pope Francis hopes so

Jan 15, 2015 - 05:06 am .- During an in-flight press conference on his way to the Philippines, Pope Francis said he plans to have his much-anticipated encyclical on man's relationship with creation finished in March.

Pope Francis lauds first Sri Lankan saint's undivided love for God

Jan 13, 2015 - 09:05 pm .- Pope Francis on Wednesday canonized Joseph Vaz, Sri Lanka’s first saint, praising the 17th century priest’s love for the Sri Lankan people, his “missionary zeal” and his example for all Christians.

For Pope Francis, loving concern for the poor is not communism

Jan 12, 2015 - 11:00 am .- As Pope Francis stated in a recent interview that love for the poor is not communism, but the Gospel, one of the interview's co-authors asks if the current economic system is “the best possible,” and encourages a discussion of the question.

Pope tells diplomats to work for peace amid a world rife with conflict

Jan 12, 2015 - 07:54 am .- Pope Francis told Vatican diplomats that peace – which is a communal responsibility – is the only solution to global issues like war, terrorism and social problems such as unemployment and slavery.

Pope Francis baptizes babies, says God's word helps faith grow

Jan 11, 2015 - 02:15 pm .- Pope Francis baptized 33 babies at the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, advising families to set an example for their children through reading the Gospels. He said the Word of God is like a mother’s nourishing milk.

Pope Francis: Jesus' baptism opened the heavens

Jan 11, 2015 - 11:30 am .- Pope Francis encouraged Christians to remember their baptism with “joy,” as he reflected on the role of Jesus Christ’s baptism by John the Baptist in God’s saving mission for humanity.

Haitian welder turned amputee soccer star: 'It's the best life'

Jan 10, 2015 - 02:32 pm .- After losing a leg during Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, Wilfrid Macena became a prosthetic technician and founded an amputee soccer team--and says his life can’t be topped years after the disaster.

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