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True Christians aren't elitist – they generate life, Pope says

Sep 17, 2014 - 06:19 am .- At his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on what it means to evangelize, calling it apostolic work born of an encounter with Christ rather than lifeless efforts from the self-appointed “elect.”

Pope's Albania visit will draw from past, look to future

Sep 16, 2014 - 08:31 pm .- Pope Francis’ upcoming Albanian visit will highlight Mother Teresa, honor the martyrs of Albania’s atheistic past, and suggest the country’s potential as a model for religious coexistence.  

God's path is closeness and compassion, Pope preaches

Sep 16, 2014 - 12:06 pm .- Pope Francis on Tuesday focused on the importance of giving hope to the world by imitating Jesus Christ’s closeness to God’s people.  

No scandal here: How the 20 couples married by Pope Francis were legit

Sep 15, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- Pope Francis’ witnessing of marriages between Catholics who cohabited or who have had annulments is not a change, but is part of the Church’s effort to bring people to Jesus Christ, said two experts on Christian marriage.  

No plans to raise security ahead of Pope's Albania visit

Sep 15, 2014 - 09:40 am .- There are no plans to increase security for Pope Francis' Sept. 21 trip to Albania despite new reports of a potential threat by Islamic militants, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Monday.  

Want to learn obedience? Look at the 'woman by the Cross'

Sep 15, 2014 - 08:08 am .- Celebrating Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis reflected on the ultimate example of obedience demonstrated by Mary at the foot of the Cross.

War ruins God's creative work, Pope says

Sep 13, 2014 - 08:26 am .- Pope Francis warned against the destructive indifference towards our brothers and sisters that arises from ideologies of war during a Mass celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 13 for the victims of all wars.

Being married by Pope Francis is a dream come true, couple says

Sep 12, 2014 - 04:46 pm .- An Italian couple to be married over the weekend by Pope Francis say they could not wish for anything more than to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony from the pontiff who has influenced their lives so greatly.  

Vatican confirms papal trip to Turkey in November

Sep 12, 2014 - 09:30 am .- A statement released by the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Turkey in November, where he is expected to participate in celebrations surrounding the orthodox feast of St. Andrew.

Pope Francis: correction without charity is 'a slap in the face'

Sep 12, 2014 - 06:35 am .- In his daily Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about fraternal correction, explaining that it heals and builds up the body of Christ, but only when done out of love.

Francis encourages us as did Don Bosco, Lateran rector says

Sep 11, 2014 - 03:27 pm .- As the bicentenary of the birth of St. John Bosco approaches, a Salesian who is rector of the Pontifical Lateran University has said that Pope Francis is close to the saint, as both view education not as a job but as a way life.

Christian life is not navel-gazing – it's self-giving, Pope says

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:12 am .- During his homily at daily Mass on Thursday Pope Francis focused on authentic Christian love, stressing that it’s not selfish, but freely and mercifully gives itself to others.

Pope 'deeply saddened' by brutal killing of missionary nuns

Sep 11, 2014 - 02:05 am .- Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring the community of his closeness.

Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him

Sep 10, 2014 - 04:53 am .- A man paralyzed from the neck down made his way to Pope Francis' general audience, saying he took the massively risky move because he wanted to experience for himself the pontiff's uniqueness.

Global organization of religions proposed to counter terrorism

Sep 9, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- In a recent meeting with Pope Francis, former Israeli president Shimon Peres suggested forming an “Organization of United Relations” to counter those who use religion for terroristic aims.  

Pope Francis: Love doesn't care if you're ugly or beautiful

Sep 9, 2014 - 10:04 am .- In his homily at Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about the love of Christ for his Church, noting how in the Gospel he prayed for his disciples, chose them personally, and remained close to each.

Pope might visit Turkey, Patriarch Bartholomew in November

Sep 9, 2014 - 02:35 am .- Pope Francis may visit Turkey Nov. 29-30, strengthening the links with the Orthodox Church’s Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and advancing their common commitment to ecumenism, peace and ecology.    

Papal blessing proceeds will soon go to poor – not shopkeepers

Sep 9, 2014 - 12:27 am .- Papal blessing certificates, often bought to mark weddings and first Communions, will soon only be available for purchase directly from the Vatican where the funds will be allocated to charity.  

God is a creator – not a magician, Pope Francis says

Sep 8, 2014 - 09:17 am .- Meditating on the feast of Mary's Nativity during his morning Mass, Pope Francis said that God is a creator who has endowed men and women with a free will and has accompanied us throughout history.

War is never inevitable: Pope Francis rues 'senseless slaughter'

Sep 8, 2014 - 05:30 am .- In a message sent to inter-religious faith leaders attending a conference on peace, Pope Francis proposed that there are always alternatives to war and urged participants to seek avenues of dialogue.

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