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Full Text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Lesbos to Rome

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:09 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday spoke with journalists about his visit with refugees at Lesbos and about the family crisis.

In Greece, Pope Francis tells migrants 'you are not alone'

Apr 16, 2016 - 08:32 am .- Pope Francis had a simple message for the thousands of refugees now staying on the Greek island of Lesbos: you are not forgotten.

As he leaves Greece, Pope Francis takes 12 refugees with him

Apr 16, 2016 - 06:30 am .- After traveling to the Greek island of Lesbos, a primary entry point for refugees seeking passage into Europe, Pope Francis decided to bring 12 of them on his plane back to the Vatican as an act of welcome and solidarity.

Pope Francis met briefly with Bernie Sanders before going to Greece

Apr 16, 2016 - 04:42 am .- After cancelling his planned visit to a Vatican conference hosting U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) due to schedule complications surrounding his visit to Lesbos, Pope Francis agreed to meet the senator before departing for the small Greek island.

Could Pope Francis' visit to Greece be a game-changer for refugees?

Apr 15, 2016 - 03:00 am .- Pope Francis’ visit with refugees and migrants in Greece this Saturday could be a moment of leadership at a time when political concerns overshadow the world’s attention, said a relief agency leader in the country.  

'We too are living in a time of martyrdom', Pope tells Scottish seminarians

Apr 14, 2016 - 02:39 pm .- The world continues to be “hostile to the Gospel,” just as it was four centuries ago when St. John Ogilvie was martyred for his faith in Scotland, but continuing to witness to Christ will change the world, Pope Francis said on Thursday.

Will Pope Francis mend ties with the SSPX?

Apr 14, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, has reportedly discussed several positive aspects of his meeting with Pope Francis at the beginning of the month.

Ahead of Greece trip, Pope Francis asks for prayers

Apr 13, 2016 - 05:30 am .- With a last-minute trip to Lesbos just days away, Pope Francis remembered the refugees and residents of the Greek island during his general audience address, and asked for prayers ahead of his one-day journey.

Pope Francis' Instagram success: a model for Catholic social media?

Apr 12, 2016 - 06:46 am .- Social media can be a place for evangelization.

Pope appoints new Vatican ambassador to the US

Apr 12, 2016 - 05:42 am .- Pope Francis has appointed French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican ambassador to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Holy See press office announced Tuesday.

Pope: It's not enough to follow the letter of the law with a closed heart

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:38 am .- Speaking at morning Mass at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis decried those who close themselves to God's truth, and condemn repentant sinners and the innocent alike in the name of following the “letter of the law.”

Pope sends condolences after deadly fire in India

Apr 10, 2016 - 08:05 am .- Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the victims and relatives of a fireworks accident on Sunday that killed at least 100 people and injured hundreds of others in India's Kerala state during celebrations of the local Hindu New Year.

Pope Francis calls for release of kidnapped priest

Apr 10, 2016 - 05:55 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday issued an appeal for the release of kidnapped Salesian priest, Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, and all persons being held captive in conflict regions.

How Pope Francis thinks we should change marriage prep

Apr 10, 2016 - 05:39 am .- Among the less-noticed passages of Pope Francis’ new exhortation was a lengthy section on marriage preparation, a subject that the pontiff has repeatedly spoken on, calling for additional focus at the diocesan and parish levels.

Pope to visit Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan

Apr 9, 2016 - 06:59 am .- Pope Francis will journey this summer to Armenia, and will visit Georgia and Azerbaijan later in the year, the Vatican announced Saturday.

Integration requires conversion: reflections on Amoris laetitia

Apr 9, 2016 - 06:57 am .- Reflecting on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, two professors at the John Paul II Institute have emphasized the close ties between integration and conversion, as well as the importance of the Church's established teaching.

Pope: When giving to the poor, look them in the eyes

Apr 9, 2016 - 05:44 am .- In Saturday's address for the monthly Jubilee of Mercy general audience, Pope Francis said almsgiving is not just about the money; it is about being attentive to the actual needs of the person asking for help

Cardinal Schönborn praises 'Amoris Laetitia' stance on gay marriage

Apr 8, 2016 - 02:02 pm .- Pope Francis' new document on love in the family is welcome particularly for its steadfast adherence to Church teaching on homosexual acts and relationships, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna said.

Bernie Sanders, 'a big fan' of Pope Francis, to attend Vatican conference

Apr 8, 2016 - 12:25 pm .- Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has announced that he will attend a Vatican conference on social justice and the economy just before the New York primary election on April 19.

Interpreting Amoris Laetitia 'through the lens of Catholic tradition'

Apr 8, 2016 - 11:00 am .- While some passages in Pope Francis’ new document may be unclear and open to multiple interpretations, the correct view is that which aligns with the tradition and teaching of the Church, said a synod consultor and leading expert on Catholic family studies.  

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