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Youths who wrote Good Friday meditations ask for peace

Mar 29, 2013 - 09:58 am .- A leader of the Lebanese youth groups that wrote the meditations for today’s Via Crucis at the Coliseum said they focus on unity and peace between Christians and Muslims.

'I do this with my heart,' Pope says before washing inmates' feet

Mar 28, 2013 - 12:20 pm .- Pope Francis recalled for around 40 young detainees how Jesus washed the disciples’ feet and said that he would willingly do the same for them because he is called to serve.

Vatican did not expect Pope to visit youth prison

Mar 28, 2013 - 08:30 am .- Vatican officials thought Pope Francis would only celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, but an invitation from a government minister changed their plans.

Pope to priests: anointing others will strengthen your heart

Mar 28, 2013 - 05:44 am .- The Pope told priests that if they “anoint” others by bringing the grace of God to their everyday realities, they will be strengthened in their priesthood.

Survey shows Easter services important for Americans

Mar 28, 2013 - 12:02 am .- About 60 percent of Americans say they intend to go to church for Easter Sunday, with 70 percent of Catholic Americans and 92 percent of practicing Catholics saying they will attend services.

Pope Francis to offer hope by washing young inmates' feet

Mar 27, 2013 - 04:59 pm .- Pope Francis’ decision to wash the feet of 12 young people at a juvenile detention center on Holy Thursday is being described as a display of love for the young people and invitation to renewal.

Holy Week is time to bring Christ to forgotten, Pope teaches

Mar 27, 2013 - 07:28 am .- Pope Francis said Holy Week is a time for moving beyond a “dull or mechanical” way of living the faith and to bring the joy of Christ to those who are most distant or in need.

Good Friday stations pray for Christian unity in Middle East

Mar 26, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- A Syrian Christian who fled the fighting in his country believes that the Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum will help raise promote Christian unity and awareness of the growing turmoil in the Middle East.

Pope plans full Easter schedule with a twist

Mar 25, 2013 - 10:55 am .- Pope Francis will celebrate a full schedule this Holy Week, including washing the feet of youth detainees and leading the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum.

Pope Francis delights Palm Sunday crowd

Mar 24, 2013 - 11:16 am .- Although his remarks were few before praying the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis pleased the crowd of 250,000 by spending almost half an hour greeting them afterward.

Pope Francis urges Christians to have joy over Cross

Mar 24, 2013 - 05:54 am .- Pope Francis declared on Palm Sunday that Christians must not be sad or discouraged but filled with joy because Jesus conquered evil and every sin “with the force of God’s love.”

UK pilgrims will carry life-sized cross to historic shrine

Mar 23, 2013 - 06:03 am .- About 250 pilgrims of all ages and backgrounds will spend Holy Week helping to carry a life-sized wooden cross to the historic English Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham.

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