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Three words every couple should know, according to Pope Francis

Jul 28, 2016 - 02:28 pm .- Married couples were the focus of Pope Francis’ second “balcony talk” in Poland on Thursday, receiving from him three words he has often said are key to a successful marriage.

Don't waste your life seeking 'empty thrills', Pope tells youth

Jul 28, 2016 - 11:58 am .- For young people who have given up on life, or who waste their existence seeking out “empty thrills,” Pope Francis proposes an alternative: Look to Christ, for only he can bring lasting fulfillment.

The humble speak for God, Pope says at Czestochowa

Jul 28, 2016 - 04:44 am .- Those who embrace their own littleness become the “spokespersons” of God, Pope Francis said during Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, celebrating the 1050 anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation. It was the first major event of the Pope's trip to the country for the 31st World Youth Day.

In first balcony talk, Pope tells youth to 'make chaos'

Jul 27, 2016 - 04:51 pm .- On his first night in Krakow Pope Francis was already stirring things up with participants in WYD by hosting an off-the-cuff Q and A and telling them to ‘make chaos’ by spreading the joy of their faith.

What Pope Francis told young immigrants in Texas

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:44 am .- As thousands of youth gather in Krakow this week for World Youth Day with Pope Francis, hundreds of undocumented immigrants in Texas who couldn't make it got a special message from the pontiff.

Nun who escaped with her life talks about ISIS attack in France

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:08 am .- Sister Danielle, one of the religious who was held hostage by ISIS at a church in France, was able to escape in a moment of inattention by the terrorists and alert the police.

Francis to Polish leaders: Remember the past, but look to the future

Jul 27, 2016 - 10:40 am .- After landing in Krakow on Wednesday, Pope Francis told Polish leaders to take a look at their history and use it as an inspiration to take the good and leave the bad behind, including when it comes to modern-day issues such as migration.

En route to Krakow, Pope says world is at war, but it's not a war of religions

Jul 27, 2016 - 09:05 am .- On the flight to Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis on Wednesday responded to recent violence across the globe by saying that the world is at war.

Pope Francis to pray at John Paul II's tomb with kids who have cancer

Jul 26, 2016 - 02:59 pm .- Before taking off for WYD in Krakow, Pope Francis will pray at the tomb of St. John Paul II alongside children who have cancer, and will bring their prayers to Poland in order to ask the nation's saint for healing.

Pope Francis goes to Krakow tomorrow – here's what to watch for

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:05 am .- Many special moments are anticipated during Pope Francis' visit to Poland this week for World Youth Day, especially considering his visit to Auschwitz and his meeting with 10 Holocaust survivors.

Pope condemns 'absurd violence' after priest is killed in French church

Jul 26, 2016 - 07:27 am .- Pope Francis has decried the “absurd violence” which has left an elderly priest dead after his church in northern France was taken hostage during Mass.

For youth in Krakow, seeing Pope Francis will be 'out of this world'

Jul 25, 2016 - 02:40 pm .- As thousands of youth are setting foot in Krakow for World Youth Day, many voiced their excitement not only to meet peers who share the same faith, but above all to see Pope Francis in person.

Pope prays for pilgrims en route to Krakow for WYD

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:09 am .- Pope Francis has asked for prayers as he, and all the pilgrims attending this year's World Youth Day, prepare to make their way to Krakow, Poland for the international event.

Pope responds to violence in Munich and Kabul with call for more prayer

Jul 24, 2016 - 06:23 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis responded to recent acts of violence in Germany and Afghanistan, expressing his closeness to the families of the victims, and stressing the importance of prayer in the face of threats against “safety and peace.”

Pope shakes up cloisters with new norms focused on prayer, centralization

Jul 22, 2016 - 06:53 am .- Amid modern challenges emerging from a culture which provides increasingly easier access to outside distractions, Pope Francis has issued new norms for women’s cloistered communities, which place a special emphasis on prayer and the centralization of communities.

Mary Magdalene – 'Apostle to the Apostles' – gets upgraded feast day

Jul 22, 2016 - 03:57 am .- Faithful to the wish of Pope Francis, a new decree has bumped the liturgical celebration honoring St. Mary Magdalene from a memorial to a feast, putting her on par with the apostles.

Pope Francis to meet Holocaust survivors during Auschwitz visit

Jul 20, 2016 - 01:49 pm .- Though rumors have been floating for some time, the Vatican confirmed that the Pope will meet with 10 Holocaust survivors during his upcoming visit to Auschwitz while in Poland for World Youth Day.

Pope Francis is ready for World Youth Day – are you?

Jul 20, 2016 - 09:02 am .- Even though World Youth Day doesn't start until next week, thousands of pilgrims from throughout the world are already descending on Krakow ahead of the official event.

Pope Francis marries young deaf couple at Casa Santa Marta

Jul 20, 2016 - 06:21 am .- Pope Francis does not ordinarily celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony. But on July 9, he made an exception for a young Italian deaf couple, who were married in the chapel at his residence, Casa Santa Marta.

Inspired by Pope Francis, California legal clinic offers free services

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:08 pm .- Free legal counsel and advice may sound too good to be true, but in the Diocese of Oakland, it’s a reality.  

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