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Schedule for Pope Francis' Caserta visit released

Jul 22, 2014 - 04:49 am .- The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ schedule for the first of his two day-trips to the Italian city of Caserta, where he will later meet an evangelical pastor and friend from his time in Buenos Aires.

Pope laments exodus of last Christians from Mosul

Jul 21, 2014 - 05:55 am .- In his weekly Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax or leave.

Pope laments loss of innocent life in Malaysian plane crash

Jul 18, 2014 - 10:16 am .- Following the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine yesterday, Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims, urging all parties involved in the country’s conflict to work for peace.

Pope Francis makes phone call to Israel, Palestine presidents

Jul 18, 2014 - 08:04 am .- In wake of the rising death toll in Gaza due to increased tensions between Israel and Palestine, Pope Francis made a personal call to the country’s presidents in order to ask for peace.

Pope Francis to make two trips to Italian city of Caserta

Jul 17, 2014 - 07:52 am .- The Vatican confirmed today that Pope Francis will travel twice to the city where an evangelical pastor from Buenos Aires is living in order to meet with local Catholics in addition to visiting his old friend.

Official song released for papal visit to South Korea

Jul 16, 2014 - 03:33 pm .- The Archdiocese of Seoul in South Korea has revealed the official song for Pope Francis’ visit to the country, scheduled for Aug. 14-18 to coincide with Asian Youth Day.

Pope says economy must fight 'throwaway culture'

Jul 15, 2014 - 10:58 pm .- Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human being to the very center of the economy avoids a “throwaway culture.”

Pope denounces 'racist, xenophobic' attitudes toward immigrants

Jul 15, 2014 - 04:21 am .- In his message for the Mexico-Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development Pope Francis called for a change in the way migrants, especially unaccompanied children, are viewed. 

Pope's audience with elderly to explore vocation of old age

Jul 14, 2014 - 09:04 am .- Organizers for the first-ever audience to be held between a pope and the elderly population have revealed that a central reflection will be the active vocation of the aged in the Church and in society.

Vatican dismisses Italian news report on papal interview

Jul 13, 2014 - 05:49 pm .- The Vatican spokesperson said that the Pope’s words as reported in the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica” cannot be considered with certainty to be Pope Francis’ actual words.

Pope Francis prays for peace during Angelus

Jul 13, 2014 - 07:35 am .- Following his reflections on the Sunday’s Gospel parable of the sower and the seed, Pope Francis called for peace in the Holy Land, asking participants to join him in a moment of silent prayer.

Pope Francis to visit evangelical pastor from Buenos Aires

Jul 10, 2014 - 07:29 am .- The Vatican announced earlier today that Pope Francis has decided to pay a private visit to an evangelical pastor who is a close friend from his time in Buenos Aires, but currently lives in Italy.

Korean celebrities create music video ahead of Pope's visit

Jul 8, 2014 - 11:07 am .- More than 20 Korean celebrities have come together in making a music video honoring Pope Francis’ upcoming visit, and is an initiative they hope will help to overcome religious differences.

Pope: service to others frees us from 'existential grayness'

Jul 5, 2014 - 07:20 am .- In his homily during Mass for Saturday’s trip to Molise, Pope Francis explained that the Church is a people that both serves God and lives in the freedom that he gives from oppression.

Pope Francis lauds testimony of working mothers

Jul 5, 2014 - 04:54 am .- During his one-day trip to Molise Pope Francis met with personnel of the region’s university, urging them to find creative solutions to unemployment, and thanked working mothers for their example.

Pope Francis banner in downtown Denver aims to inspire

Jul 3, 2014 - 02:48 am .- A 10-foot tall banner depicting Pope Francis embracing a young child was hung July 1 on the exterior of the Samaritan House homeless shelter in downtown Denver, as a reminder of the need for loving service and encounter.

Cardinals council zeroes-in on Vatican management, finances

Jul 3, 2014 - 12:01 am .- On the second of four days of meetings, the council of eight cardinals discussed the management of the Vatican State and of the Curia, including the so-called “Vatican Bank,” whose process of reform is ongoing.

Former sex slaves to take part in South Korea Mass with Pope

Jul 2, 2014 - 12:40 pm .- A group of South Korean women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II will attend an Aug. 18 Mass with Pope Francis when he visits the country.

Pope Francis to hold audience with elderly, grandparents

Jul 1, 2014 - 07:55 am .- The Pontifical Council for the Family is organizing a day dedicated to the elderly, during which Pope Francis will meet with them as sign of the important role they play in a society that lives longer.

US ambassador: Pope draws global attention to trafficking

Jul 1, 2014 - 05:43 am .- U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Ken Hackett has praised the attention Pope Francis is giving to the “scourge” of human trafficking, and spoke of collaborative initiatives aimed at its eradication.

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