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Pope offers pizza lunch to 1,500 poor after Mother Teresa canonization

Sep 4, 2016 - 03:27 pm .- On the occasion of the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Pope Francis has decided to offer a pizza lunch to 1,500 poor and needy people cared for by the Missionaries of Charity throughout Italy.

Pope Francis: Mother Teresa shows us our 'vocation to charity'

Sep 4, 2016 - 04:18 am .- More than just helping people in need, the Christian life must include the roots of charity, putting our entire lives at the service of Christ, as Mother Teresa did, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Mother Teresa has officially been declared a saint!

Sep 4, 2016 - 02:40 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday officially declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Catholic Church in front of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square – a move the entire world has been waiting for.

Pope Francis makes surprise stop at Vatican unveiling of Our Lady of Aparecida

Sep 3, 2016 - 07:33 am .- Ahead of his meeting with volunteers Saturday, Pope Francis decided to pop in for the inauguration of a new statue of Our Lady of Aparecida in the Vatican Gardens.

Pope: Calvary isn’t just a painting on the wall – it’s the reality of the poor

Sep 3, 2016 - 04:22 am .- Mercy is not an abstract idea, but is rather expressed in concrete actions of love toward the poor and needy, who in their daily lives walk the same path of Calvary that Jesus did, Pope Francis said.

Cardinal Turkson: The human person is central to care for creation

Sep 1, 2016 - 02:32 pm .- As the Catholic and Orthodox worlds unite to celebrate a day of prayer for the care of creation, the Vatican’s social justice head is offering a reminder that the human person must be at the center of efforts to better the environment.

Soros money tried to exploit Pope's US visit to influence 2016 elections

Sep 1, 2016 - 11:15 am .- Billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations sought to use Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. to influence the 2016 elections and cultivate influence within the Catholic Church, according to leaked documents attributed to the major grant makers.

Pope Francis declares care for creation a new work of mercy

Sep 1, 2016 - 04:00 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis yet again showed his knack for surprises and his openness to “newness” by adding the care of creation to the traditional sets of both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. v

Francis welcomes peace deal in Colombia

Aug 31, 2016 - 03:39 pm .- On Wednesday Pope Francis expressed his pleasure that peace negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC rebels have been finalized, though he declined to send a representative to help select judges for a truth and justice commission.

Openness to grace strengthens human reason, Pope reminds cardiologists

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:17 am .- The Church supports the work of studying God's creation in the human body and encourages the sciences in service to the weak and infirm of society, Pope Francis told cardiologists Wednesday.

Have the courage to ask for forgiveness, Pope Francis says

Aug 31, 2016 - 07:46 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis stressed the importance of having the courage to recognize our sins and ask God for forgiveness, moving forward rather than getting stuck in feelings of shame and rejection.

Pope Francis creates new Vatican office for integral human development

Aug 31, 2016 - 04:00 am .- On Wednesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ decision to form a new mega-dicastery merging the Vatican offices for Justice and Peace, Migrants, charity and healthcare.

Vatican encourages works of mercy through new social media campaign

Aug 30, 2016 - 10:14 am .- In honor of all “workers and volunteers of mercy,” the Vatican is encouraging those who volunteer in different service opportunities to share their testimony on social media with the hashtag #BeMercy.

Pope Francis meets Mark Zuckerberg and his wife at the Vatican

Aug 29, 2016 - 06:10 am .- On Monday Pope Francis met with Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of social networking giant Facebook, at the Vatican, marking the latest in a string of visits from other major tech-heads this year.

Open your hearts to those 'defeated by life,' Pope Francis says

Aug 28, 2016 - 08:58 am .- In the wake of the Norcia earthquake, Pope Francis again offered prayers and said he hopes to visit the victims. He also reflected on the gospel call to help the poor.

Pope Francis tells a fractured world: God's mercy gives hope for change

Aug 27, 2016 - 12:23 pm .- Just as God trusts us and expects us to change, we must treat others “never based on fear but on the hope God has in our ability to change,” Pope Francis said in Saturday remarks that rejected the despair of a fractured culture.

Firefighters sent by Pope rescue 3-old-boy after earthquake

Aug 26, 2016 - 07:39 pm .- A group of Holy See firefighters sent by Pope Francis to an earthquake-devastated town in Italy rescued a three-year-old boy from the rubble of his home.

Nonviolent politics to be the focus of next World Day of Peace

Aug 26, 2016 - 05:27 am .- Announced Friday, the theme Pope Francis selected for the 2017 World Day of Peace focuses on nonviolence as a political solution to what he has frequently termed a “piecemeal World War III” being waged throughout the globe.

Pope names Mexican-born priest as new auxiliary bishop of Denver

Aug 25, 2016 - 07:45 am .- On Thursday, Pope Francis appointed Mexico native Fr. Jorge Rodriguez, former professor and Vice-Rector of St. John Vianney Seminary, as a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Denver.

Life isn't black and white – teach priests to discern the gray, Pope says

Aug 25, 2016 - 04:18 am .- In a conversation with members of the Jesuit order from Poland, Pope Francis said the real life situations of everyday Catholics aren’t black and white, but rather vary on a spectrum of gray.

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