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A warning from Pope Francis: Don't politicize the synod

Oct 5, 2015 - 08:47 am .- Pope Francis opened the Synod on the Family with a reminder that it's not a forum whereby leaders come to an agreement, but a journey of openness to the Holy Spirit and “apostolic courage” against worldly temptations that can lead people away from the truth.

Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of synod discussion

Oct 4, 2015 - 04:51 am .- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis stressed the role of spouses in generating children, and asked for prayers ahead of the synod discussions beginning tomorrow.

God's dream for creation? The union of a man and woman, Pope says

Oct 4, 2015 - 03:18 am .- Pope Francis formally opened the synod of bishops Sunday, telling participants that the union between a man and woman is the foundation of God’s plan for the family, and a solution to the many forms of loneliness in today’s world.

Pope tells Synod Fathers to learn from the Holy Family

Oct 3, 2015 - 12:39 pm .- Pope Francis on Saturday presided over a candlelight vigil for the Synod on the Family, calling on the Synod Fathers to listen to families, including the Holy Family, over the course of their deliberations.

Vatican clarifies background on Pope's meeting with Kim Davis

Oct 2, 2015 - 04:54 am .- After meeting with Pope Francis earlier this morning, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Pope met with Kim Davis and her husband as part of a large group invited by the nunciature.

A Mexican exorcist advances on path to sainthood – courtesy of the Pope

Oct 2, 2015 - 04:04 am .- Among the eight causes for sainthood advanced by Pope Francis is a Mexican exorcist who lived during the time of the Cristero War, and was mentored by as bishop that has since been canonized.

To welcome a migrant is to welcome God himself, Pope says

Oct 1, 2015 - 04:43 am .- In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees Pope Francis recognized the challenges involved with welcoming migrants, but stressed that despite the difficulties they should always be accepted as brothers and sisters.

Pope Francis reportedly met with Kim Davis, offered support

Sep 30, 2015 - 08:47 am .- Embattled county clerk Kim Davis met with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. last Thursday, her lawyer has told multiple media outlets.

Here's what Archbishop Kurtz thought about Pope Francis' visit

Sep 30, 2015 - 06:41 am .- For Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, hearing the words of Pope Francis is like being taken back in time to when he first experienced his “original call” to serve the Church through the priesthood.

US bishops echo Pope's words on sex abuse, accountability

Sep 30, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Two committee heads of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced support for Pope Francis’ statement rejecting the sexual abuse of minors and promising accountability for those guilty of crimes against children.

After the Pope's visit – an exclusive interview with Archbishop Chaput

Sep 29, 2015 - 04:08 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia hosted Pope Francis in his highly-anticipated first visit to the United States. As the dust settled after the departure of nearly 1 million participants in the final Mass for the World Meeting of Families, CNA had the chance to interview Archbishop Chaput, who offered his take on the historic papal trip, the challenges facing family in the U.S., and the upcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome.

Pope appeals for life of Georgia death row inmate, but parole board rejects

Sep 29, 2015 - 02:34 pm .- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to commute the death sentence of a local woman scheduled to be executed tonight, despite a plea from Pope Francis to do so.

Mercy, dialogue to be the focus of World Communications Day

Sep 29, 2015 - 07:31 am .- Announced Tuesday, this year’s theme for World Communications Day is inspired by the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, and stresses that social communications should be centered on mercy, dialogue and welcome.

Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

Sep 28, 2015 - 08:31 am .- In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and women’s ordination.

I can forgive an abuser, but understand those who can't, Pope says

Sep 28, 2015 - 05:14 am .- In his wide-ranging press briefing en route from the United States to Rome, Pope Francis spoke on the difficult subject of forgiving priests who have molested minors, saying that the strength to forgive, and to be forgiven, can only come from God.

Pope: Communion for divorced, remarried isn't the only synod issue

Sep 28, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Pope Francis told journalists on board his flight to Rome that giving communion to divorced and remarried Catholics is a “simplistic” solution to the issue, and stressed that there are also other problems that need to be discussed.

Pope makes impromptu stop at statue marking Jewish-Catholic unity

Sep 27, 2015 - 02:59 pm .- Pope Francis paid an unscheduled visit to St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia this afternoon to bless a statue celebrating improved Vatican relations with the Jewish community.

God's love is for everyone – and it's dangerous to think otherwise, Pope says

Sep 27, 2015 - 02:44 pm .- At the final Mass closing out the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Pope Francis warned against narrowing God’s love and works to only a certain group of people.

Watch LIVE coverage of Pope's Mass for the World Meeting of Families

Sep 27, 2015 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis will say Mass to conclude the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this afternoon at 4 pm ET, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Watch EWTN's live coverage here!

Confinement is not exclusion! Pope Francis visits with Philly inmates

Sep 27, 2015 - 09:12 am .- During his visit to a Philadelphia correctional facility this morning, Pope Francis said every person is marked and bruised by life, but Jesus washes away our sins and invites us to live a full life.

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