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Pope Francis’ three words for Ugandan religious: Memory, fidelity and prayer

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:41 am .- Pope Francis wrapped up his public appearances in Uganda with an address to the priests, religious and seminarians of the country at the Cathedral in Kampala.

Pope praises Ugandans for helping refugees rebuild their lives

Nov 27, 2015 - 09:02 am .- Pope Francis praised the Ugandan people for showing “outstanding concern” for refugees in a time when our world is witnessing an unprecedented movement of people fleeing violence and injustice.  

Full text of Pope Francis' powerful, unscripted talk with Kenya's youth

Nov 27, 2015 - 12:43 am .- An impassioned Pope Francis went off-the-cuff in a vast, widespread speech to Kenyan youth, touching on challenging topics such as how to stop youth from being recruited to terrorist activities.

What you have is worth more than money – the Pope to Kenya's poor

Nov 26, 2015 - 11:41 pm .- During his tri-nation visit to Africa this week, Pope Francis made a stop at a slum in Nairobi and praised those he met for their love of and emphasis on community and relationships – over what he called a vacuous, “unbridled consumption” that often plagues the West.

Without cooperation we don't move forward, Pope says at UN in Kenya

Nov 26, 2015 - 09:00 am .- Speaking at the United Nations office in Nairobi, Kenya, Pope Francis said on Thursday that working together is necessary to conquer problems, whether in the realms of politics, health, or development.

Pope off-the-cuff to priests, religious: indifference makes God vomit

Nov 26, 2015 - 08:08 am .- Pope Francis tossed his prepared remarks aside for a meeting with Kenyan priests, religious and seminarians, telling them that if anything disgusts God, it’s the attitude of indifference.

Pope to Kenyan families: 'radiate God’s love'

Nov 26, 2015 - 12:48 am .- Pope Francis Thursday praised Kenya’s traditional family values, particularly their respect for children and the elderly. He also made an appeal for the youth to use these values as a guide to ending discrimination and injustice in the future.

En route to Kenya, Pope Francis confirms Mexico trip

Nov 25, 2015 - 01:00 pm .- Before his plane landed in Kenya on Wednesday, Pope Francis confirmed to reporters that he would indeed visit Mexico early next year.

Pope Francis in Kenya: no matter what our divisions, we must work for peace

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:02 am .- Pope Francis began his trip to Africa in Kenya, where he praised the “young and vibrant nation” and encouraged Kenyans to continue working for peace in their country.

Pope names first Catholic bishop to oversee Anglican ordinariate

Nov 24, 2015 - 07:56 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Steven Lopes, a Catholic priest from California, as the new bishop who will head the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States and Canada.

Pope Francis sends greetings to Africa ahead of this week's trip

Nov 23, 2015 - 04:38 pm .- Pope Francis sent two video messages Monday ahead of his tri-nation visit to Africa, speaking his intent to bring “consolation and hope” to the region while serving as a “minister of the Gospel.”

Pope Francis: While worldly kingdoms dominate, Christ’s kingdom liberates

Nov 22, 2015 - 09:37 am .- In a world which employs “weapons of fear” and manipulation, the strength of Christ’s kingdom is founded in truth and love, Pope Francis said in his Sunday angelus address, during which he also remembered today’s persecuted Christians. 

In Pope's meeting with Ukrainian president, peace takes center stage

Nov 20, 2015 - 09:53 am .- Pope Francis today met with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, discussing both the good relations between Ukraine and the Vatican, as well as their shared concerns over the current conflict with Russia.

Pope Francis: What will be left of a world torn apart by war?

Nov 19, 2015 - 09:58 am .- In his homily Thursday, Pope Francis said that just as Jesus wept for Jerusalem in the day’s Gospel reading, he continues to weep today, because the world has rejected the path of peace in exchange for war.

Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica uncovered as Jubilee nears

Nov 19, 2015 - 06:04 am .- Hidden since the Jubilee of 2000, the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica was revealed Tuesday as the brick wall covering it was removed in anticipation of the Holy Year of Mercy launching next month.

'Impatience for unity' – a look at the Pope's recent chat with Lutherans

Nov 17, 2015 - 03:02 pm .- Pope Francis' encounter with a Lutheran community in Rome this weekend was his chance to advocate for greater unity among Christians, a theologian has reflected.

In interfaith move, Pope Francis will visit Rome’s synagogue in January

Nov 17, 2015 - 07:55 am .- The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis will soon become the third-ever Roman Pontiff to visit the Great Synagogue in Rome, following in the footsteps of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Refugees are God's children, Pope says in wake of Paris attacks

Nov 17, 2015 - 04:01 am .- Amid questions over whether European nations will reevaluate their migrant policies in the wake of Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, Pope Francis offered a reminder over the weekend that refugees are more than statistics: they are children of God, each with his or her own inherent dignity.

Pope Francis: What will Jesus ask you on judgement day?

Nov 15, 2015 - 11:40 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis paid a visit to Rome’s Lutheran community, where he took questions and told attendees that what we will ultimately be judged on is how we cared for the poor and less fortunate.

Using God’s name to justify violence is 'blasphemy,' Pope Francis says

Nov 15, 2015 - 05:55 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis again expressed shock and sorrow for Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, condemning the acts as an “affront to human dignity,” and encouraging attendees to find hope in Jesus.

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