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Pope Francis: kiss the crucifix, kiss the wounds of Jesus

Apr 16, 2014 - 05:00 am .- In his general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of suffering and evil, explaining that it is a mystery which finds its answer in the passion and death of Jesus, who endured it for each of us.

Obama says Pope Francis is a reminder of human dignity

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:20 pm .- Speaking at the 2014 Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama reflected on his recent meeting with Pope Francis, whom he described as an inspiration.

Pope expresses solidarity, comfort for fire victims in Chile

Apr 14, 2014 - 07:45 pm .- Pope Francis voiced his spiritual closeness to all those affected by the fire in Valparaíso, Chile, that so far has left 12 dead and has destroyed some 2,000 homes.

Medical care must consider whole person, Pope urges surgeons

Apr 12, 2014 - 09:49 am .- In his audience with surgeons who treat cancer patients, Pope Francis encouraged the physicians to view the person as an integral whole of body and soul.

Pope apologizes for priests' sex abuse, promises strong response

Apr 11, 2014 - 10:36 am .- Pope Francis called April 11 for an “even stronger” Catholic Church response to combat sexual abuse, saying he felt compelled to “personally ask forgiveness” for priests who have sexually abused children.

Pope Francis warns against the dictatorship of narrow thought

Apr 10, 2014 - 07:09 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned faithful against idealizing one’s own way of thinking and encouraged them to be vigilant in prayer, noting that a closed mind leaves no room for God.

Pope mourns 'brutal killing' of priest, urges end to violence

Apr 9, 2014 - 12:17 pm .- In comments made following his general audience address, Pope Francis lamented the killing of a Jesuit priest in Syria, and appealed to the country’s leaders to foster peace and respect human dignity.

Pope Francis to make two pastoral visits over summer

Apr 8, 2014 - 05:23 pm .- This coming summer, Pope Francis will make two pastoral visits inside of Italy, following two previous trips to the Italian cities of Assisi and Lampedusa.

Francis documentary to be shown at John Paul II Film Festival

Apr 8, 2014 - 02:24 pm .- The documentary “Francis: The Pope of the New World” will be shown on the big screen for the first time during the John Paul II International Film Festival, being held April 3-12 in Miami.

Pope to say Mass of Lord’s Supper at rehab center for disabled persons

Apr 8, 2014 - 01:02 pm .- It was announced April 7 that Pope Francis will say the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at a residential rehabilitation site for disabled persons in Rome.

Vatican announces logo, motto for papal trip to Korea

Apr 8, 2014 - 07:18 am .- The Holy See has released the official motto and logo for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to South Korea, which is the first time a Roman Pontiff has traveled to the country in since John Paul II went 25 years ago.

Those who truly seek goodness will be led to God, Pope affirms

Apr 7, 2014 - 09:03 am .- In his March 31 interview with Belgian communications students, Pope Francis gave a message to both believers and non-believers, stating that if one genuinely seeks beauty, they will find a path to the Lord.

Transcript: Pope Francis' March 31 interview with Belgian youth

Apr 7, 2014 - 04:29 am .- Pope Francis recently gave an interview at the Vatican to some youth from Flanders (Belgium), accompanied by the Bishop of Ghent, Lucas Van Looy. The Holy See Press office has released the text of the March 31 interview in Italian. The young people posed their questions in English and the Pope responded in Italian.

Jesus can heal deadened hearts, says Pope

Apr 6, 2014 - 01:12 pm .- Pope Francis delivered a Sunday evening homily at a parish in the south of Rome, preaching about the importance of detaching from sin through the power of Christ’s healing grace.

Pope distributes free copies of Gospels

Apr 6, 2014 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis handed out free pocket-sized copies of the gospels to crowds filling St. Peter’s square for the Sunday Angelus, as an encouragement to read the word of God.

Work on others’ behalf, Pope tells politicians

Apr 5, 2014 - 01:13 pm .- Pope Francis met with a group of Italian mayors and other political leaders Saturday morning, encouraging them to live among the people and to act on behalf of everyone’s wellbeing.

Pope Francis prays for kidnapped priests, nun

Apr 5, 2014 - 11:39 am .- Pope Francis is remembering in his prayers two Italian priests and a Canadian religious sister who were kidnapped in Cameroon Friday night.

Care for poor rooted in Gospel, not communism, Pope affirms

Apr 4, 2014 - 10:35 am .- In a March 31 interview with communications students, Pope Francis responded to previous accusations of being a communist, explaining that his preference for the poor is in fact based in the Gospel.

Pope sends message of condolence after earthquake rocks Chile

Apr 3, 2014 - 05:06 pm .- Pope Francis sent a letter to Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile, after the country was hit by an 8.2 magnitude earthquake on April 1, which reportedly killed six people and caused significant damage.

Pope entrusts Rwandan reconciliation to Our Lady of Kibeho

Apr 3, 2014 - 02:20 pm .- Meeting with the Rwandan bishops for their ad limina visit Thursday, Pope Francis urged them to be be agents of reconciliation, commending them to the Marian apparition at Kibeho, in the country's south.

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April 16, 2014

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Mt 26:14-25

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First Reading:: Is 50:4-9a
Gospel:: Mt 26:14-25

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Mt 26:14-25

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