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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.

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, Lesotho

Sep 7, 2014 - 08:23 am .- Addressing thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis called for peace in Ukraine and Lesotho.

Jesus brings us the 'new wine' of joy, Pope Francis says

Sep 5, 2014 - 07:03 am .- In his daily homily on Friday Pope Francis discussed how the Pharisees condemned Jesus' apostles for not fasting, saying that Jesus renews the old law and brings a new Gospel of joy.

In rare move, Pope Francis to publicly celebrate 20 marriages

Sep 5, 2014 - 05:42 am .- The Vatican has released the schedule of Pope Francis' main liturgical celebrations for the month of September, during which he will publicly perform the marriage of 20 couples.

Pope Francis: Decadent Christians have forgotten Christ

Sep 4, 2014 - 09:42 am .- In his daily homily on Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the importance of having an encounter with Christ, saying without it one becomes lukewarm and unable to evangelize.

Pope Francis is a 'son of the Church' on pro-life issues

Sep 4, 2014 - 04:55 am .- Pope Francis has drawn praise for his firm pro-life stance as well as his approach to the topic – which goes to the heart of the issue and teaches the Church how to truly embrace humanity.

Pope Francis: the Church is a mother who guides her children

Sep 3, 2014 - 04:42 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to the aspect of her maternity, of which the Virgin Mary is a model encouraging us to reach out to our brothers and sisters.

Christian identity comes from Holy Spirit, not 'theology degrees'

Sep 2, 2014 - 09:04 am .- A Christian earns his ability to speak with authority from the Holy Spirit, not from a theology degree, Pope Francis said during his daily Mass at the Vatican's Saint Martha Residence Sept. 2.

Faith is rooted in God - not human approval, Pope Francis says

Sep 1, 2014 - 10:32 am .- Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main themes of Pope Francis' homily on Monday morning, resuming daily Mass at the Santa Marta residence following the summer holidays.

Pope Francis to Iraqi priest: I'll never leave or forget you

Sep 1, 2014 - 09:00 am .- After sending a letter to Pope Francis on the plight Iraqi refugees fleeing ISIS violence, Fr. Behnam Benoka received a phone call from the pontiff who gave his blessing and assured of his prayers.

Pope: When we become worldly, we lose Christian flavor

Aug 31, 2014 - 09:39 am .- Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should instead allow their faith to transform the world around them.  

Pakistani leader talks persecuted Christians with Pope Francis

Aug 29, 2014 - 02:03 am .- In a brief encounter with Pope Francis following his general audience yesterday, former Pakistani minister Paul Bhatti discussed persecuted Christians and invited the pontiff to visit their country.

UN intervention against ISIS would fit Pope's call, scholar suggests

Aug 28, 2014 - 05:48 pm .- The Pope’s support of international action against attacks by the Islamic State should be met with United Nations intervention, one Catholic professor said.     

Pope: division is among greatest sins of Christian communities

Aug 27, 2014 - 05:04 am .- During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the unity and holiness of the Church, stating that despite the fact we are sinners, we are called to live as a community centered on Christ.

Vatican spokesman: ISIS threat to Pope Francis unfounded

Aug 26, 2014 - 08:42 am .- In response to rumors that the Islamic State may be targeting Pope Francis, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. said there is no reason for concern.

Pope Francis' interfaith soccer match shows desire for peace

Aug 25, 2014 - 08:03 pm .- A priest and close friend of Pope Francis says the pontiff's idea for an upcoming inter-religious soccer match for peace shows his keen interest in promoting the topic on all levels of society.

Pope sends letter of condolence to family of James Foley

Aug 25, 2014 - 07:25 am .- Pope Francis sent a letter to the family of a U.S. journalist killed by ISIS last week, assuring them of his closeness and prayers for reconciliation and peace throughout the world.

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September 18, 2014

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