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Pope to new priests: Don’t be a peacock

Apr 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm .- Pope Francis presided over the ordination of nearly twenty men to the priesthood on Sunday, where he warned them against being vain priests who live first for their own pleasure rather than for God’s.

Pope Francis assures Nepal earthquake survivors of his closeness and prayers

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:06 am .- Pope Francis led the crowds gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for the weekly Regina Caeli address in praying for the victims of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal which has claimed thousands of lives.

Pope Francis talks about his soccer ‘skills’

Apr 26, 2015 - 06:25 am .- Pope Francis is a well-known soccer fan. But what was unknown until now is that when he was a young boy the future Pope was a “patadura”--someone who is not very good at kicking the ball. He himself admitted this in a brief interview with the online sports news site TyC Sports of Argentina.

Men and women complete each other – there's no other option, Pope says

Apr 22, 2015 - 11:39 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that marriage is a vocation all believers are called to defend, specifically in terms of the complementarity of the union between a man and a woman.

Pope Francis to Cuba: it’s official!

Apr 22, 2015 - 06:34 am .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. confirmed to journalists today that Pope Francis will make a pastoral stop in Cuba ahead of his September apostolic voyage to the United States.

Rabbi Toaff: Nazi-fighter, inter-religious giant, and one of the few people remembered in JPII's will

Apr 22, 2015 - 12:01 am .- Rabbi Elio Toaff, the first rabbi to welcome a Pope to a Roman synagogue, died Sunday at the age of 99. Pope Francis remembered him with gratitude, praising him as “a man of peace and dialogue.”

Pope Francis and his growing litany of modern-day martyrs

Apr 21, 2015 - 09:54 am .- Amid a torrent of recent news reports on persecuted Christians, Pope Francis reflected on those killed for their faith and said that these modern “Stephens” suffer as the Church's first martyr did.

Pope on ISIS killings: Blood of Ethiopian Christians 'cries out to be heard'

Apr 20, 2015 - 05:50 pm .- Pope Francis voiced his distress at the news of a reported mass execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS, pleading that their deaths may not go ignored.

Will the US greet first Latino Pope by kicking out Junipero Serra?

Apr 20, 2015 - 05:02 pm .- As the U.S. prepares for Pope Francis' trip later this year, one Vatican official says efforts to remove the statue of Spanish missionary Blessed Junipero Serra from the capital offers a poor welcome for history's first Latin American pontiff.

Pope: Doomed migrants were looking for happiness

Apr 19, 2015 - 08:48 am .- Pope Francis led a moment of prayerful silence on Sunday for the hundreds of migrants killed off the coast of Lampedusa, saying they were like us in their search for happiness.

Apostolic Blessing offered to those who mourn Cardinal George

Apr 18, 2015 - 11:32 am .- In a telegram to Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago, the Holy Father offered his blessing to all those who mourn Cardinal Francis E. George.

Pope Francis to Cuba? It's not official, but possible, Vatican says

Apr 17, 2015 - 03:58 am .- The Holy See Press Office confirmed today that Pope Francis is considering a possible stop in Cuba as part as his trip to United States, which is scheduled to take place in September.

How much time does it take to reform the Vatican? A lot

Apr 17, 2015 - 12:02 am .- Already two years into the reform process of the Roman Curia, progress might seem slow. But cardinals on the Pope's advisory council say efforts – which may soon include new “super” congregations – are moving forward at a normal pace.

Pope Francis to honor Junipero Serra at American seminary in Rome

Apr 16, 2015 - 10:10 pm .- Since Pope Francis won’t make it to California for the canonization of its great evangelizer, he will join a celebration at Rome’s American seminary to honor the soon-to-be saint and encourage devotion to him.

Papal blessings for Asia Bibi’s family, as death sentence still looms

Apr 15, 2015 - 03:13 pm .- Pope Francis has blessed the family of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, as they continue to work for her release.

Pope Francis: If men and women aren't different, we have problems

Apr 15, 2015 - 09:22 am .- Pope Francis has warned against gender theories which seek to eradicate differences between man and woman, saying they perpetuate the very problems they are trying to solve.

A dark, tense history: behind Turkey's protest of the Holy See

Apr 14, 2015 - 12:25 pm .- Pope Francis' comments on the extermination of Armenian Christians in early 20th century Turkey prompted a strongly worded criticism from the Turkish Foreign Ministry and led to the withdrawal of Turkey's ambassador to the Holy See. But what's the full story?

Vatican unveils a packed, diverse itinerary for Pope's Sarajevo visit

Apr 14, 2015 - 06:20 am .- Pope Francis will meet with a vast array of different groups during his daytrip to Bosnia, which is a visit Sarajevo’s cardinal says could help ease political and ethnic tensions after the country’s recent war.

Evangelization isn't a synonym for advertising, Pope says

Apr 13, 2015 - 02:27 pm .- Giving witness to Jesus Christ is more than mere advertising, Pope Francis said: it's the act of courage in proclaiming the Gospel “with frankness” even to the point of martyrdom.

Pope recalls slaughter of Armenians in 'first genocide of the 20th century'

Apr 12, 2015 - 08:24 am .- Pope Francis today referred to the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks in 1915 as a “genocide,” prompting the Turkish government to summon the Vatican’s ambassador for questioning.

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