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Leprosy is still a problem...and these religious leaders are working to fight it

Jun 7, 2016 - 03:55 pm .- While many in the developed world might consider leprosy a thing of the biblical past, the illness – officially called Hansen’s Disease – is still a problem for less-advanced nations coated with social stigma.

A scooter from Pope Francis – elderly couple receives gift of mobility

Jun 6, 2016 - 12:40 pm .- An elderly couple with disabilities on the outskirts of Rome now has an electric scooter, thanks to a gift from Pope Francis.

Want to get close to Jesus? Be meek, Pope Francis says

Jun 6, 2016 - 11:31 am .- Meekness of heart is not foolishness, Pope Francis said Monday, but rather “the capacity to be deep and to understand the greatness of God, and worship Him.”

Francis pleas for solidarity with elderly, marginalized in latest prayer video

Jun 5, 2016 - 11:15 am .- For Pope Francis, June is a month dedicated to praying for a demographic he frequently brings up in his speeches and homilies: the elderly, sick and marginalized, particularly for solidarity for those in big cities.

New saints show the power of Jesus' resurrection, Pope Francis says

Jun 5, 2016 - 04:30 am .- St. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary and St. Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad are key examples of how to unite oneself to Jesus’ Passion and death, as well as the power of his resurrection, Pope Francis said Sunday, after canonizing the two.

Victims always come first, Pope tells trafficking summit

Jun 5, 2016 - 12:03 am .- Pope Francis asked judges, prosecutors and magistrates gathered at the Vatican for a summit on human trafficking this week to remember that the victims always come first.

Pope approves new Vatican department for the Laity, Family, and Life

Jun 4, 2016 - 11:43 am .- Pope Francis has approved the institution of a new Vatican department dedicated to the family, the laity, and life.

Negligence in abuse cases enough to oust a bishop, Pope says

Jun 4, 2016 - 06:50 am .- On Saturday, Pope Francis issued an edict on the protection of minors and vulnerable adults, in which he said that negligence on the part of a bishop can constitute removal from office.

How to be a good shepherd – Pope Francis' guide for priests

Jun 3, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- Pope Francis emphasized that priests must be joyful, stubborn shepherds who take risks and seek out even those who are most distant from God, in imitation of the Good Shepherd Jesus Christ.

Pope Francis embraces child writer in a wheelchair

Jun 3, 2016 - 12:03 am .- Thirteen-year-old Veronica Cantero Burroni fulfilled a dream on Wednesday, when she got to see Pope Francis, who offered her a warm embrace at the end of his general audience.

What Pope Francis wants the world's priests to know

Jun 2, 2016 - 03:53 pm .- Pope Francis spoke candidly to thousands of priests this week during a special retreat for the Year of Mercy. The upshot of what he told them? We as priests are sinners, and we need God's mercy as much as everyone else.

You have my gratitude, Pope Francis tells prison chaplains

Jun 1, 2016 - 11:29 am .- Pope Francis has sent a special message to support the work of prison chaplains during the Year of Mercy.

Pope Francis: Pray to God, not to a mirror

Jun 1, 2016 - 06:59 am .- One who prays with humility and self-awareness of his or her sin speaks to God, Pope Francis said on Wednesday, whereas one who prays with arrogance and self-righteousness is speaking to a mirror.

What Pope Francis wants us to learn from Mary's Visitation

May 31, 2016 - 12:11 pm .- In his homily at daily Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis pointed to Mary’s encounter with Elizabeth at the Visitation as a lesson in service and joy in the Christian life.

George Clooney among celebrities honored by Pope Francis

May 30, 2016 - 08:08 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis praised Hollywood actors George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and Richard Gere at a conference promoting a Vatican education initiative that helps poor communities.

How Benedict XVI's resignation changed the papacy

May 30, 2016 - 06:32 am .- When Pope emeritus Benedict XVI resigned as pontiff three years ago, he added a new dimension to the papacy, said his personal secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein.

Pope Francis to author new book answering teens' questions

May 29, 2016 - 11:52 am .- After becoming the first Pope to author a children's book earlier this year, Pope Francis will soon come out with another, based on his responses to questions posed by youth through a new online platform.

Pope Francis asks kids to join Syrian children in praying for peace

May 29, 2016 - 06:19 am .- Millions of children have either been killed, displaced or orphaned as a result of Syria’s ongoing, bloody civil war.

Want to be a good servant? Be generous, Pope Francis tells deacons

May 29, 2016 - 03:52 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis celebrated a special jubilee for deacons, telling them that a good servant is one who forgets themselves, letting go of their own plans and humbly placing their lives at the disposal of those to whom they are called to minister.

Death of refugee girl frames Pope's heartbreaking talk with youth

May 28, 2016 - 09:54 am .- The story of a young migrant girl who drowned at sea was at the heart of Pope Francis' address to some 400 children who on Saturday had traveled to the Vatican from the southern Italian region of Calabria.

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