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Speaker Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

Mar 13, 2014 - 01:40 pm .- Speaker of the House John Boehner has extended an open invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress, praising the Pope’s advocacy for the vulnerable.

Fr. Lombardi: Pope is spending anniversary in prayer

Mar 13, 2014 - 08:13 am .- In light of the Pope Francis’ first anniversary as Bishop of Rome, the Vatican has stated that the pontiff is doing nothing special to celebrate other than pray, as he is currently participating in his Lenten retreat.

Pope to hold first official audience with the blind, deaf

Mar 12, 2014 - 12:29 pm .- As the first pontiff to meet with those who are blind and deaf in an exclusive audience, Pope Francis will hold the gathering later this month – an encounter participants are highly anticipating.

Bishops laud Pope’s humility, care for poor on anniversary

Mar 12, 2014 - 06:14 am .- In a statement released on the occasion of the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate, US bishops praised the pontiff for his example, and encouraged the faithful to offer continued prayers on his behalf.

Global youth garner thanks for Pope on first anniversary

Mar 11, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- A group of young people from around the world have launched a campaign called Grazie Francesco – Thank You Francis – to send the Pope messages marking the first year of his pontificate March 13.

Before conclave, Bergoglio stressed need to focus on Christ

Mar 11, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has shared some of his memories of the meetings held in preparation for the 2013 conclave, recounting that Cardinal Bergoglio’s interventions emphasized the need to focus on Christ.

Papal gardens of Castel Gandolfo now open to public

Mar 10, 2014 - 11:34 am .- Known as the Barberini Gardens, the historic area of Castel Gandalfo has been declared open to the general public by Pope Francis, with tours available for those who are interested.

In first year, Pope Francis has challenged 'all' to live Gospel

Mar 9, 2014 - 04:03 pm .- Anticipating the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as the Bishop of Rome, Catholic leaders nationwide have reflect on his papacy thus far, noting his call for every Catholic to evangelize.

Pope encourages Rome's lay faithful to serve poor

Mar 9, 2014 - 10:23 am .- In a message to participants at a conference on the mission of the laity in Rome, Pope Francis urged the city's Christians to be mindful of those in poverty.

Thwart temptation with the word of God, Pope exhorts

Mar 9, 2014 - 06:22 am .- In his Sunday Angelus message today, Pope Francis stressed the importance of resisting temptations by finding refuge in God’s word.

Religious urged by Pope Francis to avoid 'theoretical poverty'

Mar 8, 2014 - 09:41 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday sent a message to participants in an international symposium on the religious life, encouraging them to live their vows in an authentic manner.

Pope chooses global leadership for Vatican economic office

Mar 8, 2014 - 09:24 am .- The Pope has announced the names of eight cardinals and seven lay experts from around the world chosen to serve in the newly-created Vatican Council for the Economy.

Pope: we will be judged by our behavior towards others

Mar 7, 2014 - 02:30 pm .- Pope Francis dedicated his daily homily to the virtue of charity, stressing that we shouldn't be “ashamed” to touch those who suffer, and cautioned against turning our faith into a mere ritual.

Priest clarifies misconceptions on Pope's civil union remarks

Mar 7, 2014 - 10:13 am .- A priest connected with the Vatican press office addressed Pope Francis' recent words on civil unions in an interview, noting that his comments were general and did not imply a change in Church doctrine.

Path of self-denial brings joy, fruitfulness, Pope reflects

Mar 6, 2014 - 04:05 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis spoke of the Christian “style,” explaining that in order to be authentic, it must follow the path of Jesus in denying oneself, taking up the Cross, and practicing humility.

In interview Pope talks marriage, family, scandals and life

Mar 6, 2014 - 08:47 am .- As part of a recent interview given to an Italian news agency, Pope Francis discussed hot-button issues in the Church today, giving clarity to topics which have often been misinterpreted since his election.

Lent is a 'strong' time of conversion, Pope Francis reflects

Mar 5, 2014 - 12:46 pm .- During his general audience on Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis called Lent a moment of renewal which allows us to look at the needs of others with “new eyes,” and to grow in love.

Pope: More martyrs exist today than in the early Church

Mar 4, 2014 - 02:56 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis called persecution a “reality” of Christian life, challenging faithful to take up the cross and noting that we are never given more than we can handle.

Portland, Ore. diocese receives new auxiliary bishop

Mar 4, 2014 - 10:10 am .- The Vatican announced earlier this morning that Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Peter Leslie Smith to assist in leading the archdiocese of Portland, Ore. as their new auxiliary bishop.

European publisher launches new Pope Francis magazine

Mar 3, 2014 - 05:24 pm .- One of the largest publishing companies in Europe is releasing a first-ever weekly magazine dedicated entirely to Pope Francis due to the impact his pontificate has had in the world over the last year.

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