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Shame of ongoing violence must stop, Jordanian priest affirms

Jun 17, 2014 - 05:03 am .- The spokesman for the Catholic Church in Amman, Jordan, has decried the continuous bloodshed in the Middle East, expressing his fear that refugees will develop an attitude of hatred and revenge.

'Humble charity' overcomes corruption, Pope Francis preaches

Jun 16, 2014 - 01:33 pm .- Pope Francis on Monday denounced corruption among those in authority in politics, business, and the Church, urging Christians to overcome it through both service and charity.

Pope invites Romans, pilgrims to Eucharistic procession

Jun 15, 2014 - 06:30 am .- During his Sunday Angelus remarks reflecting on divine love, Pope Francis invited all the Romans and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to join in a Eucharistic procession later this week.

Path to synod is 'time of grace,' bishop says

Jun 15, 2014 - 05:59 am .- A Vatican official has said that the period before the upcoming bishops’ synods on the family will be a time of grace and prayer that allows the Church to pray and reflect about the family in all of its aspects.

Pope's World Mission Day message: Humanity needs Christ

Jun 14, 2014 - 02:49 pm .- The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Day, which focuses on the continuing need for all Christians to proclaim the Gospel with joy to the many who have not heard of Christ’s saving work.

Live solidarity in a concrete way, urges Pope

Jun 14, 2014 - 10:41 am .- On Saturday, Pope Francis met with an Italian group dedicated to the service of the poor, encouraging them to continue their concrete works of mercy rather than falling prey to the risk of becoming well-informed spectators.

Pope Francis: God always prepares us for our mission

Jun 13, 2014 - 10:29 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the mission given to each of us by God, stating that when the Lord asks us to do something, he always prepare us through a personal process.

Full text of Pope Francis' Interview with 'La Vanguardia'

Jun 13, 2014 - 07:00 am .- In an interview granted with Spanish-language magazine "La Vanguardia" on Monday, Pope Francis lauded Pius XII for his efforts in saving Jews, discussed Orthodox-Catholic relations, as well as the motivations behind his prayer meeting at the Vatican last Sunday.

Even an insult is killing your brother, Pope Francis says

Jun 12, 2014 - 08:25 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on true brotherly love, explaining that if we really want to love one another we need to be realistic and willing to compromise for the sake of keeping peace.

May the World Cup be a 'feast of solidarity,' Pope exhorts

Jun 12, 2014 - 05:13 am .- In a video message Pope Francis sent for the start of the World Cup, he outlined the importance of good sportsmanship, stating that this attitude helps in building a more peaceful society.

A young woman's confirmation gift: reading at Pope's Mass

Jun 12, 2014 - 04:03 am .- After three years of waiting to be confirmed, Clemence Figeac was asked to read an intention of the faithful during Pope Francis' Pentecost Mass, just two days after receiving the sacrament.

Catholic high school's first graduates celebrate in Rome

Jun 12, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The first graduating class of the U.S.-based John Paul II Catholic High School celebrated by making a pilgrimage to Rome – a trip the students wanted and planned themselves.

Pope's Sri Lanka trip will be January 13-15

Jun 11, 2014 - 08:04 am .- The coordinator of Sri Lankan migrants in Italy has confirmed the dates announced by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith for Pope Francis’ 2015 visit, during which he could canonize Sri Lankan Blessed Joseph Vaz.

Pope: Fear of the Lord an alarm reminding us of what's right

Jun 11, 2014 - 05:02 am .- During his general audience Pope Francis spoke on the Holy Spirit’s gift of Fear of the Lord, saying it does not mean we should be afraid of God, but rather serves as a reminder to do the right thing.

Arab Christian witnesses grace of Pope's prayer for peace

Jun 11, 2014 - 04:03 am .- The inter-faith prayer for peace in the Middle East held by Pope Francis last Sunday reminds us that peace is not a work of people but a work of God, said a key participant in the event.

UN deplores gruesome rape, murder of teenage girls in India

Jun 10, 2014 - 08:10 am .- United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has decried the rape and murder of two Indian teens, stating that the crime is inhumane, and has condemned the government as being dismissive.

Pope Francis continues rest due to 'a minor indisposition'

Jun 10, 2014 - 07:18 am .- Following the cancellation of his public commitments yesterday morning due to tiredness, Pope Francis has decided to continue his rest today and will hold no audiences, but will continue tomorrow as usual.

Christianity meant to be practiced not imagined, says Pope

Jun 9, 2014 - 08:21 am .- Pope Francis centered his daily homily on the Beatitudes, stating that they are Jesus’ practical guide on how to live the Christian life, which often goes against what the world tells us.

Pope Francis postpones meetings due to tiredness

Jun 9, 2014 - 05:07 am .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi S.J. has announced that Pope Francis canceled his meetings today in order to rest following prayer for peace in the Vatican gardens last evening.

Italian officer: Being a policeman isn't a job, it's a way of life

Jun 8, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- During an audience with Pope Francis and the policeman of Italy, a young officer explained that his job is in fact a lifestyle of service, in which he is constantly attentive to the needs of others.

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July 23, 2014

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